A flame arrester (also spelled arrestor), deflagration arrester, or flame trap is a
device that stops ... the exhaust system of internal combustion engines; the air
intake of marine inboard engines ...
Because boat engines may backfire, all powerboats (except outboards) that are
fueled ... Backfire flame arrestors are designed to prevent the ignition of gasoline
All motorboats built after April 1940, with inboard-mounted gasoline engines (this
... It is illegal to have any holes in the mesh of the backfire flame arrestor.
Prevents explosions on inboard gasoline engines.
If your boat is gasoline-powered and has an inboard engine that was installed
after April 1940, it must have a Back-Fire Flame Arrestor (BFA) mounted to each
carburetor. ... in an enclosed engine space and prevent any sparks from causing
a fire. ... Coast Guard requirement does not apply to boats with outboard engines.
What boat builders need to know about marine gas engines. Why are ... But most
only act as a flame arrestor (also called a backfire flame arrestor). 11. ... Most
marine fuel injected engines do not have a pressurized return line to the tank. ...
As far as I know, no one in USA makes a new gasoline inboard engine for
Good ventilation can do many things for you--help prevent mildew and bad odors
, ... With some minor and technical exceptions, every inboard gasoline engine
must be ... Backfire Flame Arrestor, One approved device on each carburetor of
Do not smoke at fuel docks or during fueling procedures for your boat. ... Avoid
smoking when you are tired or under the influence of alcohol or ... inboard
engines for leaks. ... Clean backfire flame arrestor with soap and water annually.
All inboard gasoline engines must be equipped with a backfire flame arrestor ...
This device is designed to prevent backfire hazard by containing flame and
preventing fire or explosion. ... WHAT MUST I DO TO OPERATE MY BOAT
Backfire Flame Arrestor: A Coast Guard approved backfire flame arrestor is
required for inboard gasoline motors which are not exposed to the .... lantern
showing a white light which shall be exhibited in sufficient time to prevent
collision. ... Boats built after April 25, 1940 that have a gasoline engine for
electrical generation, ...