What are regulation for Fire Fighting in Paint Locker as per SOLAS ?


(1) Paint lockers and flammable liquid lockers of deck area 4m2 and more shall be providing with a fire extinguishing system enabling the crew to extinguish a fire without entering the space.  Fixed arrangements as specified below shall be provided:-                       

  1. CO2 system, designed for 40% of the gross volume of the space; 
  2. Dry powder system, designed for atleast 0.5 kg power/m2                       
  3. Water spraying system, designed for 5.1m2, min

(2) Water spraying system shall be connected to the ship’s main system. 

(3) Besides the systems mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) and (2) other systems may be accepted. 

(4) For lockers of deck area less than 4m2, CO2 or dry-power fire extinguishers shall be accepted.


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