Fire Detection and Extinguishing Equipment Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1422)

Regulations are current to 2016-04-12 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE IV(ss. 11, 16, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31.1, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 46.1, 51, 51.1, 54, 55, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 68.1, 74, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 82.1, 87, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 94.1, 96, 97, 99, 100, 101, 102, 106, 107 and 108)Fire Extinguishers

Approval

    • 1 (1) Subject to subsection (2), fire extinguishers shall be approved by the Board.

    • (2) An inspector may accept,

      • (a) in the case of fire extinguishers manufactured in Canada, any extinguisher, of a type specified in this Schedule, that bears the approval label of the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada;

      • (b) in the case of fire extinguishers manufactured in the United Kingdom, any extinguisher that has been approved by the British Department of Trade and Industry for marine use; and

      • (c) in the case of fire extinguishers manufactured in the United States, any extinguisher that has been approved by the United States Coast Guard for marine use.

Marking of Extinguishers

  • 2 The outside of CO2 extinguishers shall be clearly and permanently marked with

    • (a) the name of the maker or vendor of the extinguisher;

    • (b) instructions for operating the extinguisher;

    • (c) markings that will indicate the respective weights of the extinguisher when empty and when filled; and

    • (d) the inspection label of Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada or such marking as is necessary to show compliance with section 1.

  • 3 The outside of carbon tetrachloride extinguishers shall be clearly and permanently marked with

    • (a) the name of the maker or vendor of the extinguisher;

    • (b) the capacity of the extinguisher;

    • (c) instructions for operating the extinguisher;

    • (d) a notice indicating that if the extinguisher is used for extinguishing fire in a confined space dangerous fumes will be given off and must not be inhaled; and

    • (e) the inspection label of the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada or such marking as is necessary to show compliance with section 1.

  • 4 The outside of non-portable foam extinguishers shall be clearly and permanently marked with

    • (a) the name of the maker or vendor of the extinguisher;

    • (b) the capacity of the extinguisher;

    • (c) the pressure under which the extinguisher was tested;

    • (d) instructions for operating the extinguisher; and

    • (e) the inspection label of Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada or such marking as is necessary to show compliance with section 1.

  • 5 The outside of portable foam type and soda acid type extinguishers shall be clearly and permanently marked with

    • (a) the name of the maker or vendor of the extinguisher;

    • (b) the capacity of the extinguisher;

    • (c) a certificate by the maker that the extinguisher has been tested by hydraulic pressure to 2 413 kPa;

    • (d) instructions for operating the extinguisher; and

    • (e) the inspection label of Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada or such marking as is necessary to show compliance with section 1.

    • 6 (1) The outside of dry chemical extinguishers shall be clearly and permanently marked with

      • (a) the name of the maker or vendor of the extinguisher;

      • (b) the weight of dry chemical capacity;

      • (c) the pressure under which the extinguisher was tested;

      • (d) instructions for operating the extinguisher; and

      • (e) the inspection label of Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada or such marking as is necessary to show compliance with section 1.

    • (2) The cartridge for use with the extinguisher shall be marked to show the weight when fully charged.

Equivalents

  • 7 Subject to sections 8 to 13 of this Schedule, the acceptable equivalent capacities of fire extinguishers are as set forth in the following table:

    TABLE OF EQUIVALENTS

    Where usedFluidFoamCO2Vaporizing liquidDry chemical
    LLkgLkg
    Passenger and crew spaces 4.54.5
    Passenger and crew spaces 9.09.0
    Oil fires 4.51.80.9460.9
    Oil fires 9.04.5Footnote for TABLE OF EQUIVALENTS *2.25
    Oil fires 22.59.04.5
    Oil fires 45.015.759.0
    Oil fires 135.045.022.5
    Electrical fires 1.80.9460.9

    TABLE OF EQUIVALENTS FOR SMALL SHIPS OF OPEN CONSTRUCTION

    FoamCO2Vaporizing liquidDry chemical
    LkgLkg
    4.51.80.9460.9
    9.04.52.25

General

    • 8 (1) Fire extinguishers in passenger and crew spaces shall be of the fluid type, that is to say those discharging water or foam; extinguishers in which the substance is stored under pressure shall not be provided for use in such spaces, but extinguishers containing only a small capsule of CO2 may be provided.

    • (2) Subject to subsection (3), carbon tetrachloride, CO2 or dry chemical extinguishers shall not be provided for use in passenger and crew spaces but these extinguishers may be used in other special places such as radiotelegraphic rooms and galleys.

    • (3) Carbon tetrachloride, CO2 or dry chemical fire extinguishers may be provided as equivalents where fire extinguishers are prescribed for small ships of open construction of Classes C, D, F and J, but carbon tetrachloride extinguishers shall only be used in well ventilated spaces.

    • 9 (1) Portable extinguishers in machinery spaces shall be of a type discharging foam, CO2 or dry chemical; carbon tetrachloride extinguishers may be accepted up to 20 per cent of the total number of extinguishers required in machinery spaces.

    • (2) Soda acid and water type extinguishers shall not be provided for use in machinery spaces in ships fitted with oil-fired boilers or in engine rooms of motor ships.

    • (3) CO2, carbon tetrachloride or dry chemical extinguishers shall be provided in machinery spaces where the machinery is predominantly electrical.

  • 10 Fire extinguishers containing chlorobromomethane may be accepted as the equivalent of carbon tetrachloride fire extinguishers if they comply with the requirements of these Regulations for carbon tetrachloride extinguishers.

    • 11 (1) Cylinders for CO2 extinguishers shall be constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Canadian Transport Commission, the Interstate Commerce Commission or the British Standards Specifications.

    • (2) The discharge hose of portable CO2 extinguishers shall be fitted with a horn which shall be insulated.

    • 12 (1) CO2 extinguishers shall not be situated where they are exposed to corrosion or to a temperature exceeding 54°C.

    • (2) Foam extinguishers should be so situated that they are not subjected to temperatures of 38°C and upwards or to a temperature below 4.4°C.

    • 13 (1) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), a spare charge shall be carried for every portable fire extinguisher provided in accordance with these Regulations in ships that are foreign-going steamships, home-trade steamships, Class I, home-trade steamships, Class II, or inland steamships, Class I.

    • (2) Spare charges for portable and non-portable extinguishers shall be examined annually for condition.

    • (3) Spare charges shall have the maker’s instructions for charging the extinguishers clearly shown and, where the chemicals are liable to deteriorate, the containers should be marked with the date of packing and the date before which renewal is necessary.

    • (4) In ships in which the number of fire extinguishers is more than the number required by these Regulations, the inspector may exercise discretion as to the number of spare charges to be carried.

    • (5) In ships in which the fire extinguishers are of a type that have the shell continuously pressurized with gas and have a trigger and valve device designed to retain the remainder of the charge once part of the contents have been discharged, the requirements for spare charges shall be deemed to be met if the number of extinguishers carried is increased in the ratio of 1.4 to 1 over the basic number required to be carried.

  • SOR/81-738, ss. 98 to 100;
  • SOR/84-508, s. 3;
  • 1987, c. 7, s. 84(F).
 
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