OVATION OF THE SEAS – DECK

Chapter 5 – Safety and Security

Standard Operation Procedure

BA Compressor

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OF1 S Simpson OF2 G. Balestrinos
Date: 04.01.2016 Date: 04.01.2016 Date

Chapter 5.01: BA Compressor

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............5 4..............................5 Pressure reducer.....................2 Users:..............1............................................. OVATION OF THE SEAS – DECK Chapter 5 – Safety and Security Content 1 Purpose....................................................................................................1..................................................1 Refilling procedure................................................................... 5 4................................ 7 5....................1..................................3 Filling the bottles................................................ 4 4...........................4 Removing the bottles..................... 7 6.....................6 4....7 5............................................................................. 8 6.......1 General...................................1.....2 Location.......................7 Anthem of the Seas is equipped with two BA compressors...............................1 Storage Bottles:......................... 4 3 Definition / Abbreviation...................................................1 Type...............................6 Storage Bottles....................................................................3 Spare parts.6 4...................................................................................................6 4.........................................................................................4 4 Procedure.....1.........7 5 Caution and Interference......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 6 Equipment and Supplies...........1....7 6..........................................4 Maintenance...................2 Connecting the bottle........................................................................................................01 BA Compressor 14/03/2017 Page 3 of 8 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 6.................5 4.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 2 Documents.......................................................... 8 5............

When the pressure reaches 320 bar in the compressor tank the compressor will switch off automatically.01 BA Compressor 14/03/2017 Page 4 of 8 . When starting the compressor it takes around 20seconds to fill up the storage tanks. This is to keep moisture out of the system and for a safer operation of the compressor. When the pressure drops below 250 bars. The compressors are in automatic mode meaning that they are always in stand by. OVATION OF THE SEAS – DECK Chapter 5 – Safety and Security 1 Purpose The following document contains information about the type of BA compressor (Bauer Verticus V) used on board Ovation of the Seas and the operating procedure for such a compressor. 2 Documents  BA Compressor Operating Manual and Spare Parts Catalogue The following table summarizes the documents referenced in this document. it automatically starts again. Each fire fighting BA bottle are filled to 300 bar whereas the diving bottles are filled to 200 bar. 5. Document Name and Version Description Location BA Compressor Operating Manufactures Recommendations Safety Office Manual and Spare Part Catalog for Operation Fire Plan Firefighting Equipment Location Safety Office 3 Definition / Abbreviation  BA: Breathing Apparatus 4 Procedure Ovation of the Seas has two BA compressors that are used for the filling of fire fighting BA bottles and diving BA bottles.

press the red (OFF) key at the control panel. The compressed air tank filling valves for a pressure in excess of 200 bar are standardized and connectors for 200 and 300 bars are different and cannot be mixed up. Water can only be used for steel BA bottles.1. the compressor should start. filling hoses must be in satisfactory condition and threads undamaged. To switch off compressor unit. 4. DO NOT place composite fiber BA bottles in water when refilling.2 Connecting the bottle On models of 300 bar rated filling pressure. the valve has an integral venting bore.1 Refilling Procedure Before starting any refilling procedure. Therefore.1 General To switch on the unit at the control panel. the hose must be discarded otherwise water can enter and attack the wire gauze causing it to rust and thus endangering the pressure tightness. To ensure safe air tank removal after filling. always close tank valve first before closing filling valve! 5. press the green (ON) key. Pay particular attention to damage on the interface from the hose fitting to hose. OVATION OF THE SEAS – DECK Chapter 5 – Safety and Security 4.1. An O-ring is provided for self-sealing by internal overpressure. check the condensate collection container and empty if the level is higher than the black line.01 BA Compressor 14/03/2017 Page 5 of 8 . 4. Due to flow rate capacity it is recommended to refill more than one bottle at the time. hand tightening) and permits connection to air tanks without using tools.e. If the casing is scored. Then make a visual check of the hoses and the compressor itself. do not attach bottles unless rated for this pressure (note pressure stamped on tank neck). The filling valve connection is of the manual type (i.

01 BA Compressor 14/03/2017 Page 6 of 8 .3 Filling the bottles (1) Set filling valve handle to filling position (2) Open bottle valve .1. This valve should not be changed from the supplier set up. then filling valve by returning handle to closed position. OVATION OF THE SEAS – DECK Chapter 5 – Safety and Security 4.1.4 Removing the bottles (1) Upon reaching final bottle pressure close bottle valve first.1. 5.bottle will be filled. Check that condensate is drained regularly. 4. Anthem of the Seas has units with automatic condensate draining.5 Pressure Reducer The pressure reducer is already set up by the supplier in order to refill the bottles of 300 bar on the left hand side and 200 bar on the right hand side. 4. (2) Remove compressed air bottle.

the average time to refill a completely empty bottle is about 30 minutes. the refilling bottles can be filled up by using the Storage cylinders. Therefore users should have read the manual or have received training from a frequent user. plus one spare that is not connected to the system.2 Users: All users should be familiar with the equipment and know the equipment.  Safety valves are not repaired but always replaced completely.1 Type Bauer Kompressoren .1. this can be done by turning to open (ON) position the “Ball valve Storage”. making the refilling process a bit faster (6- 10minutes). 6 Equipment and Supplies Ovation is equipped with two BA compressors.6 Storage Bottles Each compressor unit is equipped with three storage bottles (PW200 PH300bar) each with a capacity of 50L. The valve for the bottles should be kept open at all times in order for the compressor to keep the pressure in the bottles.01 BA Compressor 14/03/2017 Page 7 of 8 . This procedure can be by-passed by turning the valve to the closed position (OFF). 6. The pressure outlet of the compressor unit is already routed to the storage bottles. In case of Emergency that there is no power for the compressor to start. this means that the air will pass by the storage cylinders and then to the desired re-filling bottle if you have the “Ball valve Storage” open (ON).1 Storage Bottles:  Do not connect the lower bottle connection (condensate drain outlet) to the pressure line system! This connector is not suitable for high pressure and severe damage or injuries may occur if connected to the high pressure system. OVATION OF THE SEAS – DECK Chapter 5 – Safety and Security 4.VERTICUS 5 Compressor Unit 5. Ball Valve Storage Bank 5 Caution and Interference 5. 5.

4 Maintenance As per AMOS.inside Fire Locker # 4 Deck 6 .MFZ 1 . the ships maintenance program. MFZ 7 - Port Side 6.3 Spare Parts Spare parts and maintenance tools can be found in the Engine Store on Deck 30.inside Fire Locker # 5 6.Port Side .2 Location Deck 5 .01 BA Compressor 14/03/2017 Page 8 of 8 .Starboard Side .MFZ 7 . OVATION OF THE SEAS – DECK Chapter 5 – Safety and Security 6. 5.