What is requirements of sprinkler as per SOLAS ?

The sprinklers shall be resistant to corrosion by the marine atmosphere. In accommodation and service spaces the sprinklers shall come into operation within the temperature range from 68°C to 79°C, except that in locations such as drying rooms, where high ambient temperatures might be expected, the operating temperature may be increased by not more than 30°C above the maximum deckhead temperature.

A quantity of spare sprinkler heads shall be provided for all types and ratings installed on the ship as follows:

Total number of heads
Required number of spares



300 to 1000




The number of spare sprinkler heads of any type need not exceed the total number of heads installed of that type.

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