2010 FTP Code: International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures, 2012 Edition (IC844E)

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The 2010 FTP Code provides the international requirements for laboratory testing, typeapproval and fire test procedures for products referenced under SOLAS chapter II-2. It comprehensively revises and updates the previous Code, adopted by the MSC in 1996.

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The 2010 FTP Code includes the following: test for non-combustibility; test for smoke and toxicity; test for “A”, “B” and “F” class divisions; test for fire door control systems; test for surface flammability (surface materials and primary deck coverings); test for vertically supported textiles and films; test for upholstered furniture; test for bedding components; test for fire-restricting materials for high-speed craft; and test for fire-resisting divisions of high-speed craft.

 

It also includes annexes on Products which may be installed without testing and/or approval and on Fire protection materials and required approval test methods.

Foreword

 

Resolution MSC.307(88) (adopted on 3 December 2010)

1 Scope

2 Application

3 Definitions

4 Testing

4.1 Fire test procedures

4.2 Testing laboratories

4.3 Test reports

5 Approval

5.1 General

5.2 Type approval

5.3 Case-by-case approval

6 Products which may be installed without testing and/or approval

7 Use of equivalents and modern technology

8 Period of grace for type approvals issued in accordance with the previous FTP Code

9 List of references

 

Annex 1 Fire test procedures

Preamble

Part 1 Non-combustibility test

Appendix – Fire test procedures for non-combustibility test

 

Part 2 Smoke and toxicity test

Appendix 1 – Fire test procedures for smoke generation

Appendix 2 – Fire test procedures for toxic gas generation

 

Part 3 Test for “A”, “B” and “F” class divisions

Appendix 1 – Fire resistance test procedures for “A”, “B” and “F” class divisions

Appendix 2 – Testing of windows, fire dampers, pipe and duct penetrations and cable transits

Appendix 3 – Thermal radiation test supplement to fire resistance test procedures for

windows in “A”, “B” and “F” class divisions

Appendix 4 – Continuous “B” class divisions

 

Part 4 Test for fire door control systems

Appendix – Fire test procedures for fire door control systems

 

Part 5 Test for surface flammability (test for surface materials and primary deck coverings)

Appendix 1 – Fire test procedures for surface flammability of bulkhead, ceiling, deck finish materials

and primary deck coverings

Appendix 2 – Technical information and calibration of the physical test equipment

Appendix 3 – Interpretation of results

Appendix 4 – Guidelines for the specimen of the FTP Code, parts 2 and 5, and the type approval of

those products (range of approval and restriction in use)

 

Part 6 (Blank)

 

Part 7 Test for vertically supported textiles and films

Appendix 1 – Fire test procedures for determining the resistance to flame of vertically

supported textiles and films

Appendix 2 – Measurement of length of char or material destruction

Appendix 3 – Cleaning and weathering procedures

 

Part 8 Test for upholstered furniture

Appendix 1 – Fire test procedures for the ignitability by smokers’ materials of upholstered composites for seating

Appendix 2 – Guidance notes

Appendix 3 – Guide for independent test for cover and filling materials

 

Part 9 Test for bedding components

Appendix – Fire test procedures for ignitability of bedding components

 

Part 10 Test for fire-restricting materials for high-speed craft

Appendix 1 – Fire test procedures – Full-scale room test for surface materials on bulkheads, wall

and ceiling linings, including their supporting structure, of high-speed craft

Appendix 2 – Fire test procedures for heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate

for materials used for furniture and other components of high-speed craft

 

Part 11 Test for fire-resisting divisions of high-speed craft

Appendix – Fire test procedures for fire-resisting divisions of high-speed craft

 

Annex 2 Products which may be installed without testing and/or approval

 

Annex 3 Fire protection materials and required approval test methods

Table 1: Fire protection materials and required approval test methods for passenger ships carrying

more than 36 passengers and high-speed craft

Table 2: Fire protection materials and required approval test methods for cargo ships (method IC)

 

Annex 4 Interpretation of SOLAS, chapter II-2, regulations 5.3 and 6.2 (MSC/Circ.1120)

Table 1: Materials used on passenger ships for bulkheads of accommodation spaces as defined in regulation II-2/3.1 and its requirements (regulations 5.3 and 6.2)

Table 2: Regulations 5.3 and 6.2 – Materials used in accommodation spaces, as defined in regulation II-2/3.1, of cargo ships (method IC)

Table 3: Regulations 5.3 and 6.2 – Materials used in accommodation spaces, as defined in regulation II-2/3.1, of cargo ships (method IIC–IIIC)

The 2012 FTP Code was developed with the aim to enhance user friendliness, ensure more uniform application of the requirements on fire testing and generalize the experience gained so far from the application of resolution MSC.61(67).

A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: 2010 FTP Code: International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures, 2012 Edition (IC844E)
Number of Pages: 271
Product Code: MM1016K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280115482, ISBN 10: 9280115480
Published Date: June 2012
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 210 mm
Book Width: 150 mm
Book Spine: 10 mm
Weight: 0.60 kg
Author: IMO

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