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HSE HSL/2005/45

A review of installations, standards and design requirements of fixed and on-board fire suppression systems

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SUMMARY

The aim of this report was to obtain information on the current situation regarding design and use of fixed fire suppression systems on vehicles, fixed and mobile equipment. It is intended that this will be used to advise/inform a standard or other suitable guidance on system design requirements.. This was to be achieved through study of the following areas.

1) Review of fixed fire suppression systems used on vehicles, transport systems, fixed and mobile equipment. 2) Obtain details of relevant incidents, in particular those involving vehicles.
3) Report on any guidance – UK, European, or international.
4) To review commercially available fire suppression systems and design/installation philosophy.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author(s) alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy

Publisher: HSE
Published in: 2005

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