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

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Every Class G ship that is

    • (a) a tanker of 100 000 tonnes deadweight or over, or

    • (b) a combination carrier of 50 000 tonnes deadweight or over

    shall, for the protection of the cargo tank deck area and the cargo tank, be provided with

    • (c) a fixed deck foam system that meets the requirements of section 9 of Schedule III; and

    • (d) a fixed inert gas system that meets the requirements of section 10 of Schedule III.

  • (2) Every Class G ship described in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) that is equipped with a system described in paragraph (d) shall carry an instruction manual covering operational safety and occupational health requirements.

Pumps Rooms

 Every Class G ship that is a tanker shall be provided with appliances whereby fire-smothering gas, steam or foam can be rapidly conveyed by a permanent piping system into the pump rooms; if fire-smothering gas is used, the volume of free gas to be provided shall be at least equal to 40 per cent of the total volume of space (see Schedule III).

Lamp Rooms, Paint Lockers and Similar Compartments

 Every Class G ship shall be provided with appliances whereby fire-smothering gas or steam can be rapidly conveyed into all lamp rooms, paint lockers and similar compartments by a permanent piping system that shall be constructed in accordance with Schedule III of these Regulations but, where CO2 gas is the smothering medium, the quantity shall be at least equal to 40 per cent of the volume of the space protected.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 44.

Fire Hoses and Pumps

  •  (1) Every Class G ship shall be provided with appliances whereby at least two powerful jets of water can be rapidly and simultaneously directed into any part of the ship, at least one of which shall be from a single length of hose; such appliances shall include at least two pumps operated by power, and at least three fire hoses; in any case, at least one fire hose shall be provided for every 30 m in length of the ship or fraction thereof.

  • (2) If, in any Class G ship that is a tanker, the engine room and the boiler room are not separated from each other by a bulkhead, and fuel oil may drain from the boiler room into the engine room bilges, one of the pumps described in subsection (1) shall be located in an accessible space separate from the machinery space.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), in every Class G ship that is a tanker a minimum of three combination solid stream and water fog nozzles shall be carried on deck exclusive of those required for the machinery spaces and the nozzles shall be capable of producing a solid stream or a high velocity fog and of being shut off, and, in addition, three applicators equipped with a low velocity water fog tip capable of being attached directly to the nozzle or the hose shall be provided and the fog nozzles and applicators referred to herein shall be located in such parts of the tanker as are most convenient and of most use in the case of an emergency.

  • (4) Where a self-cleaning strainer is not contained within the nozzle or the applicator that is attached directly to the hose referred to in subsection (3), a self-cleaning strainer shall be attached to the fire hydrant.

  • (5) Notwithstanding subsection (3) every Class G ship that is a tanker and that is registered in Canada after January 1, 1977 shall be provided with

    • (a) for each length of hose required by these Regulations, one hose nozzle of a dual-purpose type capable of delivering a solid stream or a spray and incorporating a shut-off; and

    • (b) three applicators, each equipped with a low velocity water fog tip capable of being attached directly to the hose nozzle.

  • SOR/81-738, s. 45.