Technologies for Fire and Damage Control and Condition Based Maintenance – Final Report


  1. Hiltz, J.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
This is the final report of Applied Research Program (ARP) project 11gy “Technologies for Fire and Damage Control and Condition Based Maintenance”. The project objective was to develop an improved understanding of how materials, sensors and sensor systems choices impact the sustainability and supportability of new build ships from both the damage control and condition based maintenance perspectives. Specifications, standards and methods for the evaluation of the fire performance of non-metallic materials are reviewed. Although no one method can be used to rank materials, cone calorimetry is the test method that provides the most useful information on how materials might perform in a fire. A volume sensor system (VSS), named the Canadian Demonstrator Prototype (CDP), was purchased and evaluated on the United States Naval Research Laboratory fire research ship the ex-USS Shadwell. A volume sensor system monitors a space for fire and damage events using video and infrared cameras, infrared and ultraviolet spectral sensors and an acoustic sensor. The system also has data fusion software that analyses the sensor input and determines if the input is consistent with a fire or damage event or is the result of shipboard activities that are not related to fire and damage events. The results of the testing indicated that the system could differentiate between real fire and damage scenarios and shipboard activities and events that are not related to fire and damage events and could t

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2011-196 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2011
Number of Pages
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