Table 17-4. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
for Workboat, Lifesaving, and Firefighting System (Continued)
Q - Quarterly
S - Semiannually
A - Annually
CHECK FOR AND HAVE
IS NOT READY/
REPAIRED OR ADJUSTED
B D A D W M Q S A
4) Release switch to return system to
System does not
normal operation. If lights indicate
return to normal.
trouble, notify bargemaster or shift
leader for corrective action.
d. Inspect and clean smoke detector for
corrosion, dirt, grime, loose wiring, faulty
lamps, or other deficiencies. Correct,
repair, and replace worn or damged parts
e. After verifying smoke detector system is
operating normally with all detector mod-
ules in place and the suction blower oper-
ating normally, conduct the following
1) Smoke testing must be carried out by
two persons: one to note the results
at the detector cabinet and one to
introduce smoke into the accumula-
tors throughout the vessel.
2) Before commencing the smoke test,
make certain the 3-way valves are in
the correct position with the handle
reading "Smoke Detector."
3) To perform smoke tests, use a smoke
test source device.
A smoke test source device can be fabri-
cated using specifications suggested in
manufacturer's manual or procured through
authorized supply, as recommended by the
supporting Fire Marshal.
4) It is necessary for the operator of the
smoke tester to carry a portable light
so that smoke entering the accumula-
tor may be observed.
5) The tester must produce smoke con-
tinuously for a period of 1 to 4 min-
utes, the actual time being dependent
on the length of that particular line and
the number of installed accumulators
connected to it.