General Dry Cargo Ships – Guidelines for Surveys, Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures (IACS Rec 55)

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Updated to IACS Rec 55, this publication assists Surveyors of IACS Member Societies, and other interested parties involved in the survey, assessment and repair of hull structures of a general dry cargo ship

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This book includes a review of survey preparation guidelines covering safety aspects related to the performance of the survey, the necessary access facilities and the preparation to be undertaken before the surveys can be carried out. This book demonstrates examples of structural deterioration and damage related to each structural area, providing details of issues to be aware of, possible causes and recommended repair methods.

Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction

 

CHAPTER 2 Class Survey Requirements

 

2.1 Periodical classification surveys

2.1.1 General

2.1.2 Special survey

2.1.3 Annual survey

2.1.4 Intermediate survey

2.1.5 Bottom survey

2.2 Damage and repair surveys

2.3 Voyage repairs and maintenance

 

CHAPTER 3 Technical Background for Surveys

 

3.1 General

3.2 Definitions

3.3 Structural damages and deterioration

3.3.1 General

3.3.2 Material wastage

3.3.3 Fractures

3.3.4 Deformations

3.4 Structural detail failures and repairs

 

CHAPTER 4 Survey Planning, Preparation and Execution

4.1 General

4.2 Conditions for survey

4.3 Access arrangement and safety

4.4 Equipment and tools

4.4.1 Personal protective equipment

4.4.2 Personnel survey equipment

4.4.3 Thickness measurement and fracture detection

4.5 Survey at sea or anchorage

4.6 Documentation on board

 

CHAPTER 5 Structural Detail Failures and Repairs

5.1 General

5.2 Catalogue of structural detail failures and repairs

 

Part 1 Cargo hold region

Area 1 Upper deck structure

Area 2 Side structure

Area 3 Transverse bulkhead structure

Area 4 Tween deck structure

Area 5 Double bottom structure

 

Part 2 Fore and aft end regions

Area 1 Fore end structure

Area 2 Aft end structure

Area 3 Stern frame, rudder arrangement and propeller shaft support

 

Part 3 Machinery and accommodation spaces

Area 1 Engine room structure

Area 2 Accommodation structure

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is introducing a series of Guidelines

with the intention of assisting the Surveyors of IACS Member Societies, and other interested parties

involved in the survey, assessment and repair of hull structures for certain ship types.

The Guidelines are intended for a general dry cargo ship, single skin, which is designed with one or

more decks specifically for the carriage of diverse forms of dry cargo.

The Guidelines focus on the IACS Member Societies’ survey procedures but may also be useful in

connection with inspection/examination schemes of other regulatory bodies, owners and operators.

 

The Guidelines include a review of survey preparation criteria which cover the safety aspects related

to the performance of the survey, the necessary access facilities, and the preparation necessary

before the surveys can be carried out.

 

The Guidelines encompass the different main structural areas of the hull where damages have been

recorded, focusing on the main features of the structural items of each area.

 

An important feature of the Guidelines is the inclusion of the section which illustrates examples

of structural deterioration and damages related to each structural area and gives what to look for,

possible cause, and recommended repair methods, when considered appropriate.

 

The Procedure for Failure Incident Reporting and Early Warning of Serious Failure Incidents - “Early

Warning Scheme - EWS”, with the emphasis on the proper reporting of significant hull damages by

the respective classification societies, will enable the analysis of problems as they arise, including

revisions of these Guidelines.

 

These Guidelines have been developed using the best information currently available. It is intended

only as guidance in support of the sound judgment of surveyors, and is to be used at the surveyors’

discretion. It is recognized that alternative and satisfactory methods are already applied by

surveyors. Should there be any doubt with regard to interpretation or validity in connection with

particular applications, clarification should be obtained from the Classification Society concerned.

Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development. More than 90% of the world's cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance rules and standards set by the twelve Member Societies of IACS.

IACS is a not for profit membership organisation of classification societies that establish minimum technical standards and requirements that address maritime safety and environmental protection and ensures their consistent application.  It carries out this responsibility through its panels, expert groups and project teams and provides a Quality System Certification Scheme (QSCS) that its Members comply with, as an assurance of professional integrity and maintenance of high professional standards.  IACS is recognized as the principal technical advisor of IMO.

Title: General Dry Cargo Ships – Guidelines for Surveys, Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures (IACS Rec 55)
Product Code: WS1552K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-749-9 (9781856097499), ISBN 10: 1-85609-749-8 (1856097498)
Published Date: November 2017
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 298 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Book Spine: 5 mm
Weight: 0.80 kg
Author: IACS

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