Leadership

PREVENTION OF FIRE AT SEA.

Issue 1 and Volume 22.

PREVENTION OF FIRE AT SEA. Professor Ogden Doremus, of the College of the City of New York, claims that such fires as occurred the other day on the City of Rome can easily and quickly be put out by a method he proposed thirty years ago, which was accepted by a United States Government commission as thoroughly practicable—the commission recommending that Congress pass laws making it obligatory on every ship of American registry to carry the necessary appliances. His plan is for every ship to have a system of pipes extending from reservoirs containing liquified carbonic acid into every part of the hold. When a fire breaks out, turn a stopcock, let die gas escape from the pipes into that apartment of the ship where the fire is, and in an instant the flames will be extinguished. Fire cannot burn where there is a sufficient quantity of carbonic acid gas.…

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