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Author Bistrović, Miroslav
Affiliation University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Croatia
E-mail mbistrov@pfri.hr
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI https://repository.scientific-journals.eu/handle/123456789/2567
Abstract Today, every industry is striving for the highest efficiency and best economic results possible, with the greatest possible competitiveness. But in maritime affairs, human safety and environmental protection are the foundations of sustainability. To achieve this, marine systems must be reliable, high quality and easy to maintain. Because of this, reliability has become an important factor in safety, which remains relevant throughout the lifetimes of ship systems, including fire alarm systems. In this paper we address a number of issues connected with the reliability – and ‘availability’ of these systems. Firstly, ship fire alarm systems consist of various components whose individual reliability affect the system’s overall reliability. Discussions of reliability in ship fire alarm systems normally focus on the length of a system’s useful life or performance during design-based fire events. In addition to the reliability of systems, their availability for use is also crucial given the possibility that the system may need to operate at any point in time.
Pages 177-183
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords reliability
Keywords safety
Keywords protection
Keywords availability
Keywords fire alarm system
Keywords human factor
Title Selected issues of reliability and availability in marine vessel fire alarm systems
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
Figures 5
Tables 2
DOI 10.17402/387
Published 2019-12-27
Accepted 2019-10-24
Recieved 2019-08-21


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