What to Do if There’s an Engine Room Fire On Your Ship. Your employer should let you know how they want things handled in emergency situations. However, in general, the first rule of thumb is to seal off the engine room to make sure it’s air-tight. Don’t let any more oxygen in because that feeds the fire.
Which one of the following will be used first on a fire in the engine room?
The sources of heat most likely to start a fire in the engine room are hot exhaust pipe and engine surfaces, bearings of rotating machinery heating up and defunct electrical equipment.
Which extinguisher is most suitable for oil fires?
Wet Chemical fire extinguishers are the most effective against Class F fires (cooking oils and fats) e.g fats, grease and oil. Therefore they are practical in a kitchen environment.
What would you do in case of fire?
Immediately pull the nearest fire alarm pull station as you exit the building. When evacuating the building, be sure to feel doors for heat before opening them to be sure there is no fire danger on the other side. If there is smoke in the air, stay low to the ground, especially your head, to reduce inhalation exposure.
How does foam stop a fire?
Unlike other extinguishing agents – water, dry chemical, CO2, etc., a stable aqueous foam can extinguish a flammable or combustible liquid fire by the combined mechanisms of cooling, separating the flame/ignition source from the product surface, suppressing vapors and smothering.
How does ventilation impact fire?
Fire ventilation means that fire gases must be vented out, but also that fresh air will flow in (generally). This supply of air normally affects the fire in such a way that the rate of heat release from the fire increases or the fire spreads faster.
What are the 5 different classes of fire?
Fires can be classified in five different ways depending on the agent that fuels them: Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, and Class K. Each type of fire involves different flammable materials and requires a special approach.
What are the 4 types of fire extinguishers?
There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire. Multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.
What is the least you must do before entering a cofferdam in engine room?
If it is an empty ballast tank or a cofferdam in which water has leaked it will contain carbon dioxide. Risk assesment for the entry must be carried out. The space must be vented using a portable blower for at least 8 to 12 hours . The space must be tested for oxygen content, using an oxygen meter.