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Main and Auxiliary Machinery Workshop Task 5

Main and Auxiliary Machinery Workshop Task 5

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Published by: Claudious Jepit Geraman Gema on Mar 25, 2011
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Main and Auxiliary Machinery Workshop Task 5MV Sarawak Academy main engine is running.1. Change over to use HFO.2. Fire was detected on scavenge space of the main engine. Take action tocontrol this incident fro escalating further.3. Fire was detected on the engine room. Attempt to fight fire failed and it wasdecided to use the CO
2
smothering system. Operate the CO
2
system.For sequences 2 and 3, write up the correct procedure.Answer the following questions:1. Explain in details the causes of a scavenge fire.2. Explain the precautions need to be taken before and after releasing CO
2
forfire fighting purposes.3. Comparing to high expansion foam installation, what is the disadvantage of afixed CO
2
installation.
 
Additional notes:
CO
2
Fire Extinguishing System
The engine room is protected by the CO
2
central system consists of 168 CO
2
cylinders, each containing 45 of CO
2
gas.The system is pressure operated fromthe release cabinet located in the fire control station.CO
2
Fire Extinguishing System consists of the following main parts:
 
CO2 Room
 
Fire Control StationCO
2
Fire Extinguishing System protects the following areas:
 
Engine Room
 
Emergency Generator
 
ME Scavenge Air Duct

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