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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter HPart 76 → Subpart 76.35


Title 46: Shipping
PART 76—FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT


Subpart 76.35—Manual Alarm System, Details


Contents
§76.35-1   Application.
§76.35-5   Zoning.
§76.35-10   Location and spacing of manual alarm stations.
§76.35-15   Operation and installation.
§76.35-90   Installations contracted for prior to November 19, 1952.

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§76.35-1   Application.

(a) Where a manual alarm system is installed, the provisions of this subpart, with the exception of §76.35-90, must apply to all installations contracted for on or after November 19, 1952, and prior to July 22, 2021. Installations contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, must meet the requirements of §76.35-90.

(b) [Reserved]

[CGFR 65-50, 30 FR 16940, Dec. 30, 1965, as amended by USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48259, July 22, 2016]

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§76.35-5   Zoning.

(a) The zoning of the manual alarm system must meet the same requirements as those for the fire detection system set forth in §76.27-15(d).

(b) [Reserved]

[CGFR 65-50, 30 FR 16940, Dec. 30, 1965, as amended by USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48259, July 22, 2016]

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§76.35-10   Location and spacing of manual alarm stations.

(a) There must be at least one manual alarm station in each zone.

(b) Manual alarms must be located in main passageways, stairway enclosures, public spaces, or similar locations where they will be readily available and easily seen in case of need.

(c) In general, a sufficient number of manual alarm stations must be employed that a person escaping from any space would find a manual alarm station convenient on his normal route of escape.

[CGFR 65-50, 30 FR 16940, Dec. 30, 1965, as amended by USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48259, July 22, 2016]

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§76.35-15   Operation and installation.

(a) The system must be so arranged and installed that the presence of a fire may be reported from any of the protected spaces and be automatically registered visibly and audibly in the pilothouse or fire control station. The visible notice must indicate the zone in which the alarm originated. There must also be an audible alarm in the engine room.

(b) The manual alarm stations, cabinet, and alarms must be of an approved type.

(c) The manual alarm system must be used for no other purpose, except that it may be incorporated with the fire detection system.

(d) All wiring and electrical circuits and equipment must meet the applicable requirements of subchapter J (Electrical Engineering) of this chapter.

(e) A framed chart or diagram must be installed in the wheelhouse or control station adjacent to the detection cabinet indicating the location of the various detection zones and giving instructions for the operation, maintenance, and testing of the system. This chart, or a separate booklet to be kept near the chart, must have tabulated spaces for the date and signature of the licensed officer of the vessel who must witness or conduct the periodic tests.

(f) The manual alarm stations and bells must be identified as required by §78.47-10 of this subchapter.

[CGFR 65-50, 30 FR 16940, Dec. 30, 1965, as amended by USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48259, July 22, 2016]

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§76.35-90   Installations contracted for prior to November 19, 1952.

(a) Installations contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Existing arrangements, materials, and equipment previously approved shall be considered satisfactory so long as they meet the minimum requirements of this paragraph, and they are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection. Minor repairs and alterations may be made to the same standards as the original installation.

(2) The details of the systems shall be in general agreement with §§76.35-5 through 76.35-15 insofar as is reasonable and practicable.

(b) [Reserved]

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