3108F.6.3 Fire Water
The source of fire water shall be reliable and provide sufficient capacity as determined in the Fire Protection Assessment. Water-based fire protection systems shall be tested and maintained per California NFPA 25 [8.9], as adopted and amended by the State Fire Marshal, or the local enforcing agency requirements. Specifications shall be retained. The latest testing and maintenance records shall be readily accessible to the Division (N/E).
- All wet systems shall be kept pressurized (jockey pump or other means) (N/E).
- Wet system headers shall be equipped with a low-pressure alarm wired to the control room (N).
- Fire pumps shall be installed at a distance of at least 100 ft from the nearest cargo manifold area (N).
- Hose connections for fireboats or tugboats shall be provided on the MOT fire water line, and at least one connection shall be an international shore fire connection at each berth [8.2]. Connections shall be installed at a safe access distance from the sumps, manifolds and loading arms (N/E).