Fire test center will provide IMO FTPC part 8 fire test to Marine Equipment
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 9: Fire test for bedding components
> IMO FTPC Part 9 - References Standard：
Resolution A.688(17) – “Fire test procedures for ignitability of bedding components”
ISO 5659:1994 – “Plastics-Smoke generation, Part 2 Determination of optical density by a single chamber test”.
ISO 1716:1973 – “Building materials – Determination of calorific potential”
> IMO FTPC Part 9 - Application：
Where bedding components are required to have qualities of resistance to the ignition and propagation of flame, the bedding components shall comply with this part.
> IMO FTPC Part 9 - TEST PRINCIPLE
The test is performed on a test rig. During testing with smouldering cigarette, the cigarette is covered with a cotton pad, to simulate smouldering materials in a bed. The cigarette is allowed to smoulder completely. Development of fire in the test object is observed. Two parallel tests with smouldering cigarette are performed.
A small flame (match-flame equivalent) is used as a flaming ignition source. The test object is exposed to the flame for 20 seconds, and fire development after removal of the flame is observed. Two parallel tests with small flame as ignition source are performed.
> IMO FTPC Part 9 - CLASSIFICATION
The bedding component is classified as not readily ignitable if it shows no progressive smouldering ignition or flaming ignition as specified above.
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)
For more detailed information about IMO FTPC part 9