ISO TC 8/SC 1 N 134-1 rev
Revised date: 2002-11-03
ISO TC 8/SC 1/WG 3
Ships and marine technology ― Breathing apparatus for ships ― Part 1: Emergency escape breathing devices (EEBD) for shipboard use
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International Standard ISO 23269-1 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 8, Ships and marine technology, Subcommittee SC 1, Lifesaving and fire protection.
ISO 23269 consists of the following parts, under the general title Ships and marine technology ― Breathing apparatus for ships:
― Part 1: Emergency escape breathing devices (EEBD) for shipboard use
― Part 2: Breathing apparatus for shipboard firefighters
― Part 3: Self-contained breathing apparatus (safety equipment) required by the IMO IGC and IBC Codes
― Part 4: Self-contained breathing apparatus for emergency escape required by the IMO IGC and IBC Codes
Emergency escape breathing device (EEBD) has been developed for use in emergency escape purpose at fire and other occasion where evacuation is needed but the air in the circumstance is not good for breath. EEBD is not intended for use in fighting fires, entering oxygen-deficient voids or tanks, or to be worn by fire-fighters.
(to be redrafted by Kurt) IMO has found that EEBD is quite useful for safety of persons on board ships. Therefore, t The installation of EEBD in merchant ships has been required in international maritime regulations in the International Convention of Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (74 OSLAS) as amended in 2000, which has entered into force since July 1st, 2002. SOLAS and related mandatory International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) prescribe performance requirement of EEBD, but detailed standard for EEBD, which is also necessary to provide sufficient safety level for users of EEBD, has been left for further development.
ISO/TC8/SC1 has taken the task of development of the detailed standard for EEBD. This standard is the result of such development.