April 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

SNAME Philadelphia Section Discusses Outfitting With Double Bulkheads

The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently heard a presentation on "Outfitting With Double Bulkheads" given by Warren Peterson, international marketing director of E.F. Hauserman Co., of Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Peterson demonstrated the laborsaving installation technique of the double bulkhead system, and explained its advantages including structural integrity, sound control, and decorative appearance.

When the installed cost of double bulkheads is compared to conventional single-panel systems, he contended, they become a costeffective costeffective alternative with many additional advantages. Double bulkheads are U.S. Coast Guard approved, Mr. Peterson stated, and the system he presented meets Class B-15 requirements with a flame spread, fuel contribution, and smoke emission rating of zero. No hazardous or airborne fibrous materials are produced during installation.

All piping and wiring can be concealed between the double panels he noted, permitting light switches and electrical receptacles to be installed in any location within compartments. Lavatories and other fixtures can be mounted directly to the panels with piping concealed behind. The remaining space between the panels can be packed with insulation to produce most favorable sound transmission levels.

Mr. Peterson stressed the system employs a vibration-free snap lock system for panels. This eliminates the conventional "H" post, and provides a totally nonpro nonprogressive system in which any panel is individually removable without disturbing the adjoining compartment or passageway.

Information on the double bulkhead system is available from Selby, Battersby & Co., 5220 Whitby Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.


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