Accession Number:

ADA167204

Title:

Smoke/Gas Hazards - Shipboard Compartment Fires,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

This document summarizes the results of a program of work conducted jointly by the United States Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard. The program was designed to develop a better understanding of the formation of hazardous life safety conditions resulting from accommodation quarters fires. The program was divided into work tasks corresponding to three classes of materials useage bulkhead furnishes deck coverings and accommodations space furnishings. For each class of materials the rate of production of six selected toxic gases was quantitatively measured. The quantities obtained were then related to their potential lethal hazard. The results and analysis indicates 1 that deck covering materials in current useage do not make a significant contribution to smokegas hazards 2 that the bulkhead and bulkhead finish materials tested vary in their potential for harm and 3, that accommodation fire furnishings produce significant levels of toxic gases. Of the gases measured, carbon monoxide is the toxicant with the greatest potential hazard. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE