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Guidance Notes on Fire-Fighting Systems


Year: 2017
Language: english
Author: ABS
Genre: Guide
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 163
Description: The scope of this document is limited to the review of ABS requirements considered during the technical plan review of active fire-fighting systems onboard ABS-classed vessels. Passive fire protection arrangements, such as structural fire protection, as well as fire detection systems, are outside the scope of this document. Fire-fighting systems of offshore facilities and installations are also outside the scope of this document.
The review of fire-fighting systems for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements is also not within the scope of this document. However, in many cases, the ABS Rules for fire-fighting systems either incorporate or directly reference IMO SOLAS fire-fighting system requirements. Accordingly, within the discussions of the ABS requirements for various fire-fighting systems, related “interpretations” of the associated SOLAS requirements, as developed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), are identified. These IACS interpretations are called Unified Interpretations (UI). As an IACS member, ABS is obligated to apply these UIs as appropriate interpretations of the SOLAS requirements, unless directed otherwise by the Flag Administration. Interpretations provided in the UIs should be considered when conducting technical plan reviews.

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