NFPA 303: Fire Protection NFPA 306: Standard for the Control of Gas Hazardsfor Marinas and Boatyards

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Trust the 2014 NFPA 306 to provide guidance where combustible and flammable materials are present on marine vessels.

Gas hazards present considerable fire protection and life safety issues for marine vessels, shipyards, and land-side vessels. NFPA 306 codifies a set of requirements to mitigate the dangers that may come with concentrations of combustible, flammable, or toxic liquids, gases, chemicals, or vapors.

Newly organized with more intuitive workflows for shipyard employees and clarified preparation for inspections!

The 2014 edition of NFPA 306: Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels has been completely reorganized to provide a more intuitive workflow for shipyard employees and vessel repair professionals. NFPA 306 makes it easier to determine when a marine chemist is required, how a marine certificate is issued and maintained, and what to expect during an inspection. It also clarifies how you can prepare the vessel for inspection and survey -- and align work processes during vessel construction, conversion, repair, and other shipyard employment more closely with actual workflows.

Understand requirements for entry, work in confined spaces, or on vessels during various stages of construction, repair, and more...

NFPA 306 prescribes minimum requirements necessary for entry and work in confined spaces on marine vessels. The Standard applies to vessels during construction, alteration, repair, and shipbreaking, as well as land-side confined spaces (whether stationary or mobile) located within the boundaries of the shipyard or vessel repair facility.

A wide range of activities fall within the purview of this standard, including.

  • Application or removal of protective coatings
  • Riveting
  • Welding
  • Burning
  • Other fire-producing operations

Stay up to date with the most comprehensive provisions on gas hazards present on marine vessels and contained within shipyards. Order NFPA 306 to protect your shipyard employees and contractors from injury. (Softbound, 25 pp., 2014)

NFPA® 306 Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels 2014 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Emergency Exception
1.4 Governmental Regulations
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
3.4 Repair Classifications
3.5 Flammable Cryogenic Liquid Carriers
Chapter 4 Vessels Required to Have Marine Chemist's Certificate
4.1 Tank Vessels
4.2 Vessels Other Than Tank Vessels
4.3 Military Unique Vessels (i.e., U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Army)
4.4 Vessels in Lay-Up
4.5 Vessels Carrying Flammable Compressed Gas
4.6 Obtaining the Marine Chemist's Certificate
Chapter 5 Preparing Vessels by the Vessel Owner, Operator, or Repairer, for Issuance of a Marine Chemist's Certificate Involving Hot Work
5.1 Where a Safe Condition Is to Be Obtained Entirely by Cleaning
5.2 Where a Safe Condition Is to Be Obtained by Both Cleaning and Inerting or Entirely by Inerting
5.3 Where a Safe Condition Is to Be Obtained by Cleaning Certain Compartments and by Securing the Other Compartments
5.4 Where a Safe Condition Is to Be Obtained by Cleaning Some Compartments, by Inerting Some Compartments, and by Securing Some Compartments
5.5 Cargo Heater Coils
5.6 Electric Welding Operations
5.7 Requirements for Use of a Designated Berthing Area for Cleaning, Gas Freeing, or Inerting
5.8 Vessel Fuel Oil Tanks
Chapter 6 Procedures for the Marine Chemist Prior to Issuance of a Certificate
6.1 Calibration and Function Verification
6.2 Determination of Conditions
Chapter 7 Standard Safety Designations and Conditions Required
7.1 General
Chapter 8 The Marine Chemist's Certificate
8.1 Preparation of Certificates
8.2 Issuance of Certificates
8.3 Obtaining the Marine Chemist's Certificate
8.4 Maintaining the Responsibility for Conditions
Chapter 9 Additional Requirements for Flammable Cryogenic Liquid Carriers
9.1 Scope
9.2 Definitions
9.3 Minimum Requirements
9.4 Minimum Conditions
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Examples of Safe Conditions
Annex C Samples of Marine Chemist's Certificates
Annex D Guidance to Vessel Owners and Operators When Hot Work and/or Enclosed/Confined Space Entry Is Conducted on a Vessel at Sea and a Marine Chemist Is Not Required
Annex E Limiting Oxidant Concentrations
Annex F Informational References