Fire-fighting equipment of the general cargo vessel SPAVALDA

The fire-fighting systems onboard include:

- A CO2 extinguishing plant for the cargo holds and engine room,

- A locally operated CO2 bottle for the separator room,

- A fog hotspot fire-fighting system.

The CO2 flooding system for the engine room is operated with a pneumatic control system. The main control valve is located in the CO2 room. The required number of cylinders and the main control valve are operated by a pneumatic control system. An audible alarm will sound in the engine room when the door to the CO2 cabinet opens. A switch on this door will at the same time stop the engine room ventilation. The CO2 system for the cargo holds is operated mechanically, inside the CO2 room. The main control valve and the closing valves on top of the cylinders are opened manually.

The vessel’s fire alarm system further consists of:

- one fire alarm centre on the bridge,

- sixteen smoke detectors placed in the engine room, steering gear room and emergency generator room,

- twelve smoke detectors in the accommodation corridors and bridge,

- nine smoke detectors in deck stores, provision stores, switchboard room, workshop and change room,

- fourteen manual fire alarms at exits,

- six temperature sensors fitted in the messrooms, galley and bridge,

- an alarm on the engine room panel, in the messrooms and in the chief engineer’s cabin,

- audible alarm in the engine room.

According to HBS International January 2007

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