Fire Safety Analysis of the 180' WLB Seagoing Buoy Tender.
Final rept. Jun 96-Jul 97,
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
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This report documents the results of a comprehensive fire safety analysis of the 180 WLB Seagoing Buoy Tender. The Ship Fire Safety Engineering Methodology SFSEM and associated Ship Applied Fire Engineering SAFE V 2.2, were utilized as an analytical tool to perform the analysis. The SFSEM is a probabilistic based fire risk analysis methodology. SAFE implements the SFSEM and evaluates the probability of spaces and barriers limiting a fire. Visits to the CGC HORNBEAM were made to collect input data. Baseline fire safety analysis results show that with all passive and active fire protection features in effect, the cutter exceeds the established fire safety objectives by a very substantial margin both in port and at sea. With just passive fire protection in effect without considering automated or manual fire protection, the 180 WLB exceeds its fire safety objectives in every compartment. The passive fire protection in this cutter may be enhanced due to effective use of compartmentation to segregate engineering spaces and due to the fact that many of the bulkheads are constructed of insulated steel. The most probable rooms of origin for fires that may spread to involve multiple compartments are the Motor Room, Auxiliary Machinery Space 3, Linen Locker and Cleaning Gear Locker. A careful analysis of the results from the various output options in SAFE provided in this report may be effectively used to develop realistic fire scenarios to assist the crew in planning firefighting training drills.
- Marine Engineering
- Safety Engineering