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Firefighting in large FRP composite cruise ships

Falkman, Fredrik LU (2012) In LUTVDG/TVBB VBRM01 20122
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
Thanks to amendments of the regulations governing safety of ships on
international voyages, ship-builders are given the possibility to
design large merchant ships in novel light-weight materials such as
Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite.
As a part of a collaborative risk assessment, this report
investigates the implications of using this new material for the
personal risks of firefighting crew and for the effectiveness and
efficiency of the firefighting organization. Furthermore, it
investigates how current routines and equipment may be adjusted so
they are suitable for large FRP cruise ships.
Through a study of literature, interviews, and a comparison of
relative risk, the author draws the conclusion that firefighting... (More)
Thanks to amendments of the regulations governing safety of ships on
international voyages, ship-builders are given the possibility to
design large merchant ships in novel light-weight materials such as
Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite.
As a part of a collaborative risk assessment, this report
investigates the implications of using this new material for the
personal risks of firefighting crew and for the effectiveness and
efficiency of the firefighting organization. Furthermore, it
investigates how current routines and equipment may be adjusted so
they are suitable for large FRP cruise ships.
Through a study of literature, interviews, and a comparison of
relative risk, the author draws the conclusion that firefighting can
be done at least as safe, effective and efficient in the novel
lightweight FRP design, as in the prescriptive steel and aluminum
design, if adjustments are made to the current firefighting routines
and equipment. (Less)
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author
Falkman, Fredrik LU
supervisor
organization
course
VBRM01 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
fartyg, kryssningsfartyg, Fire, fighting, firefighting, FRP, cruise, ship, brand, brandbekämpning, släckinsats
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB
report number
5396
ISSN
1402-3504
language
English
id
3918358
date added to LUP
2013-08-01 13:41:22
date last changed
2014-03-10 10:40:45
@misc{3918358,
  abstract     = {Thanks to amendments of the regulations governing safety of ships on
international voyages, ship-builders are given the possibility to
design large merchant ships in novel light-weight materials such as
Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite.
As a part of a collaborative risk assessment, this report
investigates the implications of using this new material for the
personal risks of firefighting crew and for the effectiveness and
efficiency of the firefighting organization. Furthermore, it
investigates how current routines and equipment may be adjusted so
they are suitable for large FRP cruise ships.
Through a study of literature, interviews, and a comparison of
relative risk, the author draws the conclusion that firefighting can
be done at least as safe, effective and efficient in the novel
lightweight FRP design, as in the prescriptive steel and aluminum
design, if adjustments are made to the current firefighting routines
and equipment.},
  author       = {Falkman, Fredrik},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {fartyg,kryssningsfartyg,Fire,fighting,firefighting,FRP,cruise,ship,brand,brandbekämpning,släckinsats},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB},
  title        = {Firefighting in large FRP composite cruise ships},
  year         = {2012},
}