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Method for Preventing Asphyxiation Accidents by a CO2 Extinguishing System on a Ship
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 29, Issue 6,  2015, pp.57-64
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2015.29.6.057
 Title & Authors
Method for Preventing Asphyxiation Accidents by a CO2 Extinguishing System on a Ship
Ha, Yeon-Chul; Seo, Jung-Kwan; Hwang, Jun-Ho; Im, Kichang; Ryu, Sang-Hoon;
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Carbon dioxide extinguishing systems are broadly used for onshore and offshore fire accidents because of excellent performance and low cost. However, there is risk with carbon dioxide systems, which have caused many injuries and deaths by suffocation associated with industrial and marine fire protection applications. In this study, a numerical analysis was performed to predict the fire suppression characteristics of a carbon dioxide system in the compressor room of ships. A double protection safety system is suggested to prevent suffocation accidents from carbon dioxide extinguishing systems. Four scenarios were selected to study the variation of the heat release rate, maximum temperature, a and mole fraction, and fire suppression characteristics with the carbon dioxide system. The importance of proper design is suggested for a ventilation system in the compressor room of ships.
extinguishing system;FDS;Safety system;Suffocation accident;Compressor room;Sensor system;
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