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Hull Construction Regulations

Version of section 196 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-02-02:

  •  (1) The number of skylights, openings in funnels, doors and ventilators used for ventilating a machinery space shall be kept or reduced to the minimum consistent with the need for ventilation and the proper and safe working of the ship.

  • (2) Skylights fitted in machinery spaces shall be made of steel and shall not be fitted with port lights or windows.

  • (3) Windows shall not be fitted in machinery space boundaries but may be fitted in control rooms within a machinery space.

  • (4) Means of control shall be provided for

    • (a) opening and closing skylights;

    • (b) closing openings in funnels that normally allow exhaust ventilation;

    • (c) closing ventilator dampers;

    • (d) closing openings that permit the release of smoke; and

    • (e) stopping ventilating fans.

  • (5) The means of control referred to in subsection (4) shall be located in a place that is outside the machinery space that they serve so that they will not be isolated in the event of a fire in that space.

  • SOR/83-521, s. 4

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