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IMO FTPC Part 3: A,B, F Class Division – Fire Resistance Test to Marine Equipment

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The products shall be tested and evaluated in accordance with the fire test procedure specified in resolution A.754(18). This contains test procedures also for windows, fire dampers and pipe and duct penetrations in its appendices
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IMO MSC 61(67) - Introduction
Ships sailing in International Waters need to meet the requirements of SOLAS. The EU and USCG require certification of products placed on board these ships and other Flag States require Type Approval Certificates to be issued for products. Fire test reports are not accepted alone and you will need to contact a notified body for marine Certification to attain these documents, and the test shall comply with the IMO Resolution MSC 61(67).

IMO MSC 61(67) - Standard
> IMO MSC 61(67)Adoption of the international code for application of fire test procedures

IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 3
Test For A, B, F Class Divisions

IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 3
Reference Standard
The products shall be tested and evaluated in accordance with the fire test procedure specified in resolution A.754(18). This contains test procedures also for windows, fire dampers and pipe and duct penetrations in its appendices
Resolution A.754(18) Recommendation on fire resistance test for “A”,”B” and “D” Class Divisions

Classification Criteria
Fire Resistance division Classification
Time period from beginning of the test to
Heat Flux
Ec (kW/m2)
A-0
60 min
56.5
A-15
15 min
60 min
2.34
8.0
A-30
30 min
60 min
2.34
6.4
A-60
60 min
2.34
B-0
30 min
36.9
B-15
15 min
30 min
2.34
4.3














Wheel Mark and USCG (United State Coast Guard)
At the same time, equipment carried on board ships registered under the flags of the European Union Member States should be tested in accordance with the Marine Equipment Directive 96/98 EC (MED) and achieve Wheel mark Certificate, Also, equipment carried on board ships registered in America should achieve USCG Certificate

Fire Test to Marine Equipment according to IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC
> IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 1: Non-combustibility test
> IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 2: Smoke and toxicity test
> IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 3: Test for A,B and F Class Divisions
> IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 4: Fire Test for fire door control system
> IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 5: Fire Test for surface flammability
> IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 6: Fire Test for primary deck coverings
> IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 7: Fire Test for vertically supported textiles and films
> IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 8: Fire Test for upholstered furniture
> IMO MSC 61(67) / IMO FTPC Part 9: Fire Test for bedding components
> IMO MSC 40(64) / ISO 9705 and ISO 5660: Test
> WheelMark - MED 96/98/EC
> Certification for USCG (US Coast Guard)

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