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TM-55-1925-292-14-P Firefighting Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression Systems Inland and Coastal Large TUG (LT) Manual
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TM 55-1925-292-14&P
Ionizing Smoke Detector
A fire detection device that uses a small amount of radioactive
material to detect smoke.
LED
Acronym for Light Emitting Diode. A small light found on a
security control panel (or device) that indicates status (on/off,
arm/disarm, alarm/normal, etc.).
Machinery Space
Main and auxiliary machinery spaces, which contain any of the
following: installed fire fighting systems, oil fired boilers, inter-
nal combustion engines, gas turbines, or steam turbines.
Nozzle
A device attached to the end of the fire hose which permits the
firefighter to vary the flow of water delivered from the hose.
Overhaul
An examination and cleanup operation. It includes finding and
extinguishing hidden fire and hot embers and determining
whether the fire has extended to other parts of the vessel.
Pull Box
A manually activated fire alarm switch.
Vapor Secure
Establishing a film or foam blanket over flammable liquid to
prevent vaporization. When vapors cannot reach the flames,
flame production ceases and the surface is vapor secured.
Water Washdown System
A sprinkler system installed in AMS-1 and the engine room to
cool these spaces in the event of a fire. Cooling the space
prevents formation of poisonous HF gas formed when FM-200
extinguishing agent contacts hot flame or components.
Zone
A protected area within a fire detection system. Can permit
partial arming/disarming.
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