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IMO FTPC Part 7: Textiles and films – Fire Test Marine Equipment

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IMO FTPC Part 7, Where draperies, curtains and other supported textile materials are required to have qualities of resistance to the propagation of flame not inferior to those of wool of mass 0.8kg/m2, they shall comply with this part
 
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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 7: Fire test for vertically supported textiles and films

> IMO FTPC Part 7 - References
Resolution A.563(14) – Amendments to the Recommendation on test method for determining the resistance to flame of vertically supported textiles and films ( resolution A.471()
Resolution A.471() – Recommendation on test method for determining the resistance to flame of vertically supported textiles and films

> IMO FTPC Part 7 - Application
Where draperies, curtains and other supported textile materials are required to have qualities of resistance to the propagation of flame not inferior to those of wool of mass 0.8kg/m2, they shall comply with this part.

> IMO FTPC Part 7 - TEST PRINCIPLE

The test specimen is mounted vertically in a test rig, and exposed by a small flame at the lower part of the specimen. Development of fire in the test object is observed. Five parallel tests are performed in both weft and warp directions.

Textiles treated with flame retarding chemicals shall be tested in both washed an unwashed condition.


> IMO FTPC Part 7 – Proposed Criteria for curtain  
The following criteria for classification of materials are recommended in IMO Res. A.471(XII), and amended by IMO Res. a.563(14), as a guidance. Where a different application of the test method is desired, other criteria may be applicable.

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: Material used for High Speed Craft
> WheelMark - MED 96/98/EC
> Certification for USCG (US Coast Guard)

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