T-ISS has added the International Shore Connection to its product range. An international shore connection is a universal hose connection required by IMO SOLAS to be available on all ships. The international shore connection SOLAS requirement under Chapter II-2, regulation 19 says that ships above 500 tons gross tonnage and upwards must have at least one international shore connection.
The goal of the International Shore Connection is to keep a standby hose attachment to get a connection from shore or from other ships for onboard firefighting, in case there is a total failure of pumps onboard.
While using the International Shore Connection, the sea water is supplied at a pre-decided pressure and is connected to the ship’s fire main. You should keep this international shore connection flange at a convenient and accessible location (Bridge or in the Fire locker) of a ship so that in case of an emergency it is ready to use.
Make the connection of steel or other suitable material and design it for 1.0 N/mm2 services. Make sure the flange has a flat surface on one side. You must connect the other side to a coupling that you can easily fit into a ship’s hydrant and/or hose connection.
You have to keep the connection onboard with a ready gasket of material that can handle a pressure of 1.0 N/mm2 together with four 16mm bolts, 50 mm in length, and eight washers so that the connection can be readily used in case of an emergency situation.
Complete set: Box + Flange + Sign
Designed to last in the tough marine environment.
• BMC glass fiber polyester box, flame retardant.
• Cabinet door that you can open in both the right and left direction.
• Stainless steel lock and hinges.
• Brass international shore connection with 2” thread.
• SafeSign sign with 5-year warranty, even on outdoor use.
Product number: ICSBOXCOMPL
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