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Smoke Management for Naval Surface Ships,
ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF THE NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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Smoke is a threat to the lives of personnel and the mission of Naval surface ships. This paper presents a trilogy of smoke management systems and techniques for Navy ships. First, for existing ships, Smoke Containment and Removal Diagrams to assist the crew in rapid containment of smoke during fire and subsequent removal of smoke on extinguishment of the fire are presented. Next, the effect on tenability when ventilation patterns are altered according to the current Main Machinery Space Fire Fighting Doctrine is discussed. Finally, for new construction ships and ships with collective protection systems for defense against chemical and biological warfare agents, integration of smoke management techniques with ship heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems to form a Smoke Ejection System is described. Keywords Ship fires.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE