MSC.1-Circ.1237 - Amendments To The Revised Guidelines For The Approval Of Equivalent Water-Based Fire-Extinguishing S... (Secretariat)

MSC.1/Circ.1237 30 October 2007

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)
1 The Committee, at its eightieth session (11 to 20 May 2005), after having considered the proposal by the forty-ninth session of the Sub-Committee on Fire Protection regarding review on the Guidelines for the approval of equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems as referred to in SOLAS 74 for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms (MSC/Circ.668 as amended by MSC/Circ.728), approved Revised Guidelines for the approval of equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms (MSC/Circ.1165).
2 The Sub-Committee on Fire Protection, at its fifty-first session (5 to 9 February 2007), reviewed the Revised Guidelines for the approval of equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms (MSC/Circ.1165) and, acknowledging figures 1, 2 and 3 in the Revised Guidelines did not clearly illustrate the recommended fire test configurations and spray fire locations, revised the aforementioned figures accordingly to clearly show the specified test arrangements.
3 The Committee, at its eighty-third session (3 to 12 October 2007), after having considered the above proposal, approved amendments to figures 1, 2 and 3 of the Revised Guidelines for the approval of equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms (MSC/Circ.1165), as set out in the annex.
4 Member Governments are invited to apply the amendments to the Revised Guidelines when approving equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems for machinery spaces and pump-rooms and bring them to the attention of ship designers, shipowners, equipment manufacturers, test laboratories and other parties concerned.
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ANNEX
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)
1 The existing figures 1, 2 and 3 are replaced by the following figures 1, 2 and 3, respectively:
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