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NFPA 312

NFPA 312: Standard for Fire Protection of Vessels During Construction, Conversion, Repair, and Lay-Up

Fire protection of vessels during construction, conversion, repair, and lay-up.

This Standard applies to vessels during the course of construction, conversion, repairs, or while laid up. Topics covered include inspection, use of open-flame or spark-emitting devices, storage of explosive and flammable materials, electrical installations, paint application, fire protection equipment, general care and cleanliness, and more.

The title of the 2006 edition of NFPA 312: Standard for Fire Protection of Vessels During Construction, Conversion, Repair, and Lay-Up adds the word "Conversion" to reflect the fact that conversion from one type or service to another is one of the common processes that a vessel may undergo during its operational life.

Additional changes to the 2006 edition include:

  • Updated requirements for fire watches and maintenance and inspection of fixed extinguishing systems reflect recent changes to OSHA 1915 Subpart P
  • Revisions to provisions for construction, conversion, and repair
  • Amendments to the chapter on lay-up
  • Format revisions and editorial changes facilitate ease of use and enhance comprehension.
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