FSS Code: International Code for Fire Safety Systems, 2015 Edition (IB155E)

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FSS Code: International Code for Fire Safety Systems, 2015 Edition (IB155E)

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The purpose of this Code is to provide international standards of specific engineering specifications for fire safety systems required by chapter II -2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended. This edition also includes IMO resolutions and circulars relevant to the Code. This publication assists shipowners, operators, shipyards, classification societies and Administrations.

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This publication presents engineering specifications for fire safety equipment and systems required by SOLAS chapter II-2 concerning:

 

  • international shore connections

  • personnel protection

  • fire extinguishers

  • fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems

  • fixed foam fire-extinguishing systems

  • fixed pressure water-spraying and water-mist fire-extinguishing systems

  • fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems

  • automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm systems

  • sample extraction smoke detection systems

  • low-location lighting systems

  • fixed emergency fire pumps

  • arrangement of means of escape

  • fixed deck foam systems

  • inert gas systems

  • fixed hydrocarbon gas detection systems.

 

This edition also includes IMO resolutions and circulars relevant to the Code.

Foreword

 

International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code)

Preamble

 

Chapter 1 General

1 Application

2 Definitions

3 Use of equivalents and modern technology

4 Use of toxic extinguishing media

 

Chapter 2 International shore connections

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 3 Personnel protection

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 4 Fire extinguishers

1 Application

2 Type approval

3 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 5 Fixed gas fire-extinguishing system

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 6 Fixed foam fire-extinguishing systems

1 Application

2 Definitions

3 Fixed high-expansion foam fire-extinguishing systems

4 Fixed low-expansion foam fire-extinguishing systems

 

Chapter 7 Fixed pressure water-spraying and water mist fire-extinguishing systems

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 8 Automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm systems

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 9 Fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 10 Sample extraction smoke detection systems

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 11 Low-location lighting systems

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 12 Fixed emergency fire pumps

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 13 Arrangement of means of escape

1 Application

2 Passenger ships

3 Cargo ships

 

Chapter 14 Fixed deck foam systems

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 15 Inert gas systems

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Chapter 16 Fixed hydrocarbon gas detection systems

1 Application

2 Engineering specifications

 

Fire safety standards and guidelines

Adoption of the International Code for Fire Safety Systems

Resolution MSC.98(73)

 

Guidelines for the evaluation, testing and application of low-location lighting on passenger ships

Resolution A.752(18) Revised guidelines for approval of sprinkler systems equivalent to that referred to in SOLA S regulation II -2/12

Resolution A.800(19)

 

Improved guidelines for marine portable fire extinguishers

Resolution A.951(23)

 

Amendments to the Revised Guidelines for approval of sprinkler systems equivalent to that referred to in SOLA S regulation II -2/12 (resolution A.800(19))

Resolution MSC.265(84)

 

Amendments to the Revised Guidelines for approval of sprinkler systems equivalent to that referred to in SOLA S regulation II -2/12 (resolution A.800(19))

Resolution MSC.284(86)

 

Alternative arrangements for halon fire-extinguishing systems in machinery spaces and pump-rooms

MSC/Circ.668

 

Guidelines for the performance and testing criteria, and surveys of high-expansion foam concentrates for fixed fire-extinguishing systems

MSC/Circ.670

 

Revised standards for the design, testing and locating of devices to prevent the passage of flame into cargo tanks in tankers

MSC/Circ.677

 

Revised test method for equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems for machinery spaces of category A and cargo pump-rooms contained in MSC/Circ.668

MSC/Circ.728

 

Revised factors to be taken into consideration when designing cargo tank venting and gas-freeing arrangements

MSC/Circ.731

 

Indication of the assembly station in passenger ships

MSC/Circ.777

 

Guidelines for performance and testing criteria and surveys of medium-expansion concentrates for fire-extinguishing systems

MSC/Circ.798

 

Revised Guidelines for the approval of equivalent fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems, as referred to in SOLA S 74, for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms

MSC/Circ.848

 

Amendments to the Revised standards for the design, testing and locating of devices to prevent the passage of flame into cargo tanks in tankers (MSC/Circ.677)

MSC/Circ.1009

 

Revised Guidelines for the approval of equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms

MSC/Circ.1165

 

Interim Guidelines for the testing, approval and maintenance of evacuation guidance systems used as an alternative to low-location lighting systems

MSC/Circ.1168

 

Amendments to the Revised Guidelines for the approval of equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms (MSC/Circ.1165)

MSC.1/Circ.1237

 

Guidelines for the approval of fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems for cabin balconies

MSC.1/Circ.1242

 

Amendments to Revised Guidelines for the approval of equivalent fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems, as referred to in SOLA S 74, for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms (MSC/Circ.848)

MSC.1/Circ.1267

 

Guidelines for the approval of fixed pressure water-spraying and water-based fire-extinguishing systems for cabin balconies

MSC.1/Circ.1268

 

Amendments to the Revised Guidelines for the approval of equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms (MSC/Circ.1165)

MSC.1/Circ.1269

 

Revised Guidelines for the approval of fixed aerosol fire-extinguishing systems equivalent to fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems, as referred to in SOLA S 74, for machinery spaces

MSC.1/Circ.1270

 

Revised Guidelines for the performance and testing criteria, and surveys of foam concentrates for fixed fire-extinguishing systems

MSC.1/Circ.1312

 

Amendments to the Revised standards for the design, testing and location of devices to prevent the passage of flame into cargo tanks in tankers (MSC/Circ.677, as amended by MSC/Circ.1009)

MSC.1/Circ.1324

 

Guidelines for the design, construction and testing of fixed hydrocarbon gas detection systems

MSC.1/Circ.1370

 

Guidelines for the testing and approval of fixed high-expansion foam systems

MSC.1/Circ.1384

 

Amendments to the Revised Guidelines for the approval of equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms (MSC/Circ.1165)

MSC.1/Circ.1386

 

Revised Guidelines for the design and approval of fixed water-based fire-fighting systems for ro-ro spaces and special category spaces

MSC.1/Circ.1430

A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: FSS Code: International Code for Fire Safety Systems, 2015 Edition (IB155E)
Number of Pages: 373
Product Code: MM1407K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280116014, ISBN 10: 9280116010
Published Date: January 2016
Weight: 1.00 kg
Author: IMO

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