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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter UPart 190 → Subpart 190.05


Title 46: Shipping
PART 190—CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT


Subpart 190.05—General Fire Protection


Contents
§190.05-1   Application.
§190.05-3   Fire hazards to be minimized.
§190.05-5   Woodwork insulated from heated surfaces.
§190.05-10   Chemical storeroom and lamp room construction.
§190.05-15   Segregation of spaces containing the emergency source of electric power.
§190.05-20   Segregation of chemical laboratories and chemical storerooms.

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§190.05-1   Application.

(a) The provisions of this subpart shall apply to all vessels, except as noted otherwise in this subpart.

(b) Non-self-propelled vessels of less than 300 gross tons shall not be subject to the provisions of this subpart.

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§190.05-3   Fire hazards to be minimized.

(a) The general construction of the vessel shall be such as to minimize fire hazards.

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§190.05-5   Woodwork insulated from heated surfaces.

(a) Internal combustion engine exhausts, boiler, and galley uptakes, and similar sources of ignition shall be kept clear of and suitably insulated from any woodwork or other combustible matter.

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§190.05-10   Chemical storeroom and lamp room construction.

(a) Chemical storerooms, lamp, paint, and oil lockers and similar compartments shall be constructed of steel or shall be wholly lined with metal.

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§190.05-15   Segregation of spaces containing the emergency source of electric power.

(a) When a compartment containing the emergency source of electric power, or vital components thereof, adjoins a space containing either the ship's service generators or machinery necessary for the operation of the ship's service generators, all common bulkheads and/or decks shall be protected by approved “structural insulation” or other approved material. This protection shall be such as to be capable of preventing an excessive temperature rise in the space containing the emergency source of electric power, or vital components thereof, for a period of at least 1 hour in the event of fire in the adjoining space. Bulkheads or decks meeting Class A-60 requirements, as defined by §72.05-10 of Subchapter H (Passenger Vessels) of this chapter, will be considered as meeting the requirements of this paragraph.

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§190.05-20   Segregation of chemical laboratories and chemical storerooms.

(a) The provisions of this section shall apply to all vessels contracted for on or after March 1, 1968.

(b) Chemical storerooms shall not be located in horizontal proximity to nor below accommodation or safety areas.

(c) Chemical storerooms shall not be located adjacent to the collision bulkhead, nor boundary divisions of the boilerroom, engineroom, galley, or other high fire hazard area.

(d) Chemical laboratories shall not be located adjacent to nor immediately below safety areas. Wherever possible they shall be similarly separated from accommodation spaces and high fire hazard areas such as the galley.

[CGFR 67-83, 33 FR 1125, Jan. 27, 1968, as amended by USCG-2014-0688, 79 FR 58289, Sept. 29, 2014]

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