Accession Number : ADA321927

Title :   Fire Safety Analysis of the 175' WLM(R) Coastal Buoy Tender.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Sprague, Chester M. ; Holmstedt, Herbert A. ; Romberg, Betty H. ; Dolph, Brian L.

PDF Url : ADA321927

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 401

Abstract : The WLM(R) Coastal Buoy Tender was a small cutter in the preliminary design stage at Marinette Marine Shipyard, Marinette, WI. This report documents the results of a comprehensive fire safety analysis of the design of the WLM(R) conducted under the Small Cutter Fire Protection (SCFP) project and provides a recommended class specific fire protection doctrine. The results of the analysis indicate that all of the compartments in the WLM(R) exceed their established fire safety objectives by a substantial margin with passive, automated, and manual fire protection features in effect. In fact, the analysis indicates that all compartments meet their fire safety objectives with only passive and automated fire protection features in effect. The fire protection doctrine provides: information pertinent to fire science in part A, suggested firefighting policy and guidance which would be provided by the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard for small cutters in part B, and recommended procedures for combating all classes of fires in all compartments in part C. The Ship Fire Safety Engineering Methodology (SFSEM), as implemented by the Ship Applied Fire Engineering (SAFE) computer program, was utilized as an analytical tool to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the baseline fire safety of the WLM(R) design compared to pre-established fire safety objectives. Various alternatives to the proposed design were studied to gain insight into the relative effect of certain design features on the baseline fire safety.

Descriptors :   *CUTTERS, *TENDERS(VESSELS), *FIRE SAFETY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, POLICIES, MODIFICATION, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, FIRE FIGHTING, FIRE PROTECTION, MARINE ENGINEERING, SAVINGS, DOCTRINE, COAST GUARD, BUOYS, SHIP FIRES.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE