What is FSS or Fire Safety System code, its purpose and content?

The International code for Fire Safety System (FSS CODE) was adopted  by Maritime Safety Committee ( MSC) in order too provide international standard for Fire Safety System and equipement required by chapter II – 2 for the 1974  SOLAS convention.

This code is mandatory under SOLAS.

The purpose of this Code is to provide international standards of specific engineering specifications for fire safety systems required by chapter II-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974.

CHAPTER 1 – GENERAL

1 Application
2 Definitions
3 Use of equivalents and modern technology
4 Use of toxic extinguishing media

CHAPTER 2 – INTERNATIONAL SHORE CONNECTIONS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 3 – PERSONNEL PROTECTION

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 4 – FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

1 Application
2 Type approval
3 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 5 – FIXED GAS FIRE-EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 6 – FIXED FOAM FIRE-EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 7 – FIXED PRESSURE WATER-SPRAYING AND WATER-MIST FIRE-EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 8 – AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER, FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 9 – FIXED FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 10 – SAMPLE EXTRACTION SMOKE DETECTION SYSTEMS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 11 – LOW-LOCATION LIGHTING SYSTEMS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 12 – FIXED EMERGENCY FIRE PUMPS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 13 – ARRANGEMENT OF MEANS OF ESCAPE

1 Application
2 Passenger ships
3 Cargo ships

CHAPTER 14 – FIXED DECK FOAM SYSTEMS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

CHAPTER 15 – INERT GAS SYSTEMS

1 Application
2 Engineering specifications

SUNIL KUMAR

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