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Bram, S., Burgén, J. & Burden, H. (2023). Evakuering av kustnära fartyg i en automatiserad framtid.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evakuering av kustnära fartyg i en automatiserad framtid
2023 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Den kustnära färjetrafiken är en tacksam miljö för att testa nya automationslösningar. Här finns många fartyg som trafikerar relativt lugna vatten och där bemanningen redan idag är begränsad till en eller två personer. Men förändringar i teknik och bemanning kommer också kräva nya perspektiv i säkerhetsarbetet. I projektet SPECTRUM har besättningens roll vid en nödevakuering undersökts och jämförts med olika automationsscenarier för kustnära färjetrafik. Resultatet pekar ut områden där fortsatt forskning och utveckling är nödvändig för att säkerställa att en evakuering av ett fartyg kan genomföras med så goda förutsättningar som möjligt - om bemanningen reduceras, yrkesroller förändras eller om besättningen ersätts med automationslösningar.

Publisher
p. 3
Keywords
Sjöfart, automatisering, evakuering, utrymning, human factors
National Category
Robotics Marine Engineering Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-67750 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Transport Administration, TRV 2021/54263
Available from: 2023-11-14 Created: 2023-11-14 Last updated: 2023-11-14Bibliographically approved
Bram, S. & Burgén, J. (2023). Guidelines for crew-centered fire safety design: LASH FIRE guidelines.
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2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Managing an onboard fire is a time sensitive process where smooth action and collaboration amongst the crew is key to good outcomes. These actions and interactions, however, are heavily influenced by ship design. Information that is difficult to collect, systems that create confusion and disturbances in the bridge environment are all factors that may lead to delays, and ultimately, to an aggravated fire scenario.

Fire safety design is often treated as a purely technical issue, with a focus on technical performance and rule compliance. But when a fire occurs, gaining control requires correct and timely actions from the crew. Providing the crew with the right tools for this job – purposefully designing onboard environments, systems and tools according to their needs – is an underused and powerful approach to fire safety. This guide sets out from an activity-centered perspective, that is, a strong emphasis on what the crew needs to do in the event of fire, and how those actions can be supported. The purpose of this guide is to show how such an approach can be applied in the early phases of a ship newbuild project.

Keywords
Fire safety design, ship design, bridge layout, guidelines
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-64363 (URN)
Projects
LASH FIRE
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 814975
Available from: 2023-04-18 Created: 2023-04-18 Last updated: 2023-05-09Bibliographically approved
Gehandler, J., Olofsson, A., Hynynen, J., Temple, A., Lönnermark, A., Andersson, J., . . . Huang, C. (2022). BREND 2.0 - Fighting fires in new energy carriers on deck 2.0.
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2022 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The project BREND investigated risk with alternative fuel vehicles inside ro-ro spaces. BREND 2.0 is a continuation and has in particular investigated two of the major risks identified in BREND, namely the risk of toxic gases from electric vehicle fires and the risk of a pressure vessel explosion for fire exposed biogas or hydrogen vehicle tanks. Simulations of electric vehicle fires inside a ro-ro space based on real input fire data has been performed. Field experiments that investigate the conditions that can lead to pressure vessel explosion were made with fire exposed biogas and hydrogen tanks. Recommendations are given about how ro-ro space fires in alternative fuel vehicles, or indeed any vehicle fire, can be managed.

Publisher
p. 44
Series
RISE Rapport ; 2022:47
Keywords
New energy carriers, alternative fuel vehicle, battery, alternatively powered vehicles, electric vehicle, pressure ship, biogas vehicle, CNG vehicle, hydrogen vehicle, fire, explosion, manual firefighting, tactics, risk, ro-ro ship
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-59162 (URN)978-91-89561-86-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-04-26 Created: 2022-04-26 Last updated: 2023-11-02Bibliographically approved
Burgén, J., Gehandler, J., Olofsson, A., Huang, C. & Temple, A. (2022). Safe and Suitable Firefighting. Borås
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2022 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The level of protection for personal protective equipment (PPE) in firefighting is important for Swedish shipowners; they want to be sure that the equipment they provide is sufficiently safe for the types of fires that can occur onboard. Shipowners also want to be updated on risks related to the carriage of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). Safety products and equipment used onboard ships with a European flag must be certified in accordance with the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) and follow the regulations in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). For fire suits, this means that they must be certified according to one of three standards listed in MED. Two of these standards cover suits used in special cases, with very intense radiant heat, and should only be worn for short periods. The third standard, EN 469, is the same standard that is referred to the PPE Regulation 2016/42, making EN 469-approved fire suits used among European firefighters ashore. However, EN 469 contains two different performance levels where the lower level is not suitable for protection against risks encountered when fighting fires in enclosures. Based on a user study and a risk assessment for AFVs, a set of suggested changes to MED and SOLAS were prepared, together with a set of recommendations for operators that were found important but not subject for regulations. A ready-to-use quick guide, containing the most important results, has been developed for operators.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: , 2022. p. 62
Series
RISE Rapport ; 2022:32
Keywords
Firefighter outfit, fire suit, personal protective equipment, firefighting, SOLAS, Marine equipment directive, wheel mark, alternative fuel vehicle, electric vehicle, gas-powered vehicle
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-58911 (URN)978-91-89561-56-4 (ISBN)
Funder
The Swedish Mercantile Marine FoundationAFA Insurance
Available from: 2022-03-28 Created: 2022-03-28 Last updated: 2023-11-02Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-3588-0688

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