Standard Fire Test

Definition(s)


Standard Fire Test

Standard Fire Test means the test in which specimens of the relevant bulkheads or decks, having a surface of approximately 4.65 square meters (50 square feet) and a height of 2.44 meters (8 feet) resembling as closely as possible the intended construction and including, where appropriate, at least one joint, are exposed in a test furnace to a series of temperature relationships approximately as follows: (1) At the end of 5 minutes, 538 °C. (1,000 °F.) (2) At the end of 10 minutes, 704 °C. (1,300 °F.) (3) At the end of 30 minutes, 843 °C. (1,550 °F.) (4) At the end of 60 minutes, 927 °C. (1,700 °F.).

Source: Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 46 CFR 107-109 (2013). Regulations

 

Standard Fire Test

Standard fire test means a test in which specimens are exposed in a test furnace to temperatures corresponding approximately to the standard time-temperature curve.

Source: IMO Resolution MSC.307(88), International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures, 2010 (2010 FTP Code), 3 December 2010, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance

 

Standard Fire Test

A standard fire test is one in which the specimens of the relevant bulkheads and decks are exposed in a test furnace to temperatures corresponding approximately to the standard time-temperature curve. The test methods shall be in accordance with the Fire Test Procedures Code. <Chapter II-2, Part A, regulation 3>.

Source: IMO Resolution MSC.57(67), adoption of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, 5 December 1996, International Maritime Organization. Legislation

 

Standard Fire Test

“Standard fire test” means a test conducted in accordance with Regulation 3.2 of Chapter II-2 of International Maritime Organization International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea; essai standard de résistance au feu.

Source: Canada Oil and Gas Installations Regulations, SOR/96-111, Canada, current to May 1, 2014. Regulations

Source: Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Installations Regulations, SOR/95-191, Canada, current to May 31, 2012. Regulations

 

Standard Fire Test

A standard fire test is a test in which specimens of the relevant bulkheads or decks are exposed in a test furnace to temperatures corresponding approximately to the standard time-temperature curve in accordance with the test method specified in the Fire Test Procedures Code. The specimen is to have an exposed surface of not less than 4,65 m2 and height (or length of deck) of 2,44 m resembling as closely as possible the intended construction and including where appropriate at least one joint. The standard time-temperature curve is defined by a smooth curve drawn through the following temperature points measured above the initial furnace temperature:

At the end of the first 5 minutes – 576°C

At the end of the first 10 minutes – 679°C

At the end of the first 15 minutes – 738°C

At the end of the first 30 minutes – 841°C

At the end of the first 60 minutes – 945°C.

Source: Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Mobile Offshore Units, Part 7, Safety Systems, Hazardous Areas and Fire, June 2013, Lloyd’s Register, Global Standards