Accession Number : ADA325722

Title :   Fire Safety Analysis of the USCGC VINDICATOR (WMEC 3).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COMPUCON GROSSE LLE MI

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

PDF Url : ADA325722

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 305

Abstract : The Ship Fire Safety Engineering Methodology (SFSEM) was utilized as an analytical tool to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the baseline fire safety of the VINDICATOR compared to pre-established fire safety objectives. Results indicate that all compartments in the VINDICATOR exceed the fire safety objectives by a substantial margin with their existing passive and active fire protection features in effect. Various alternatives to the proposed design were studied to gain insight into the relative effect of certain design features on the baseline fire safety. The SFSEM has been shown to be a valuable tool to evaluate heretofore incomparable entities such as a better barrier or a more effective firefighting system and quantify their effectiveness. The VINDICATOR is an ex-USNS Ocean Surveillance Ship (T-AGOS) conversion to a Coast Guard Medium Endurance Cutter (WMEC). In addition. this report includes a detailed fire protection doctrine tailored for VINDICATOR. This doctrine provides: information pertinent to fire science in part A, firefighting policy and guidance provided by the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard for large cutters in part B, and procedures for combating all classes of fires in all conceivable compartments in part C.

Descriptors :   *FIRE PROTECTION, *COAST GUARD SHIPS, *CUTTERS(VESSELS), DATA BASES, POLICIES, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMPARTMENTS, SHIP MODELS, SYSTEM SAFETY, BOAT AND SHIP SAFETY, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, SHIP FIRES, FIRE PREVENTION, DECK SAFETY EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE