SWBD Fire Shutdowns

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SWBD Fire Shutdowns

Postby Matthias » Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:15 am

We are currently drawing up the specs for a new swbd. The vessel has cpp hydraulics as well as the hydraulic packs for the steering gear inside the ER. Any comments regarding if this equipment should be included on the fire stop rail? On the one side we are dealing with hydraulic oil and hoses which wouldn´t last long in an actual engine room fire anyways, but on the other hand if there is a minor fire in the ER and the fire stop is tripped, the boat would be getting tossed around in no time depending on the weather making fire fighting and everything involved that much more difficult.

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Electrical Regs

Postby TxMarEng » Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:51 am

I would check IEEE, the particular class society for the vessel or other flag state regulations for the specdifics. Soundslike a workboat or fishing vessel if all is in the ER so in many cases these has seperate rules/regulations.

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Postby JK » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:19 pm

You haven't enough info for any answer.

In Canada you would have to meet TP 127 for swbds and I assume you mean switchboard by that. I assume it is a small boat and you are in Canada, which is a lot of assumptions.
I have added the link to TC publications, you can look and see what you could use.


God I hate Transport Canada's site with a passion. It is like they don't want you find anything!!

If you plug TP127 in the search box, you will get all kinds of info. Good luck

Or you could start at the home page and look


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Hey Matthias

Postby The Dieselduck » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:20 pm

Hey Matthias, great to see you here... Hope all is well with the massive refit.

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Postby Matthias » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:24 pm

Hi Martin,

Things are going well. More decks being cut out, more shell plating going as well. As for some details regarding the switchboard question, the vessel is Lloyds, just over 500GT. The switchboard manufcturer is dealing with the Lloyds approval process. Its one of my queries to them so we will see what the outcome will be.

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