Classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced the release of the latest version of its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. These versions include all amendments dated 30 May 2013.
ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance to reflect requests from industry, the latest results from relevant research and development projects, feedback from damage investigations as well as changes made to relevant international conventions, IACS Unified Requirements and national regulations. These amendments include the following:
Amendment - New requirements for “Ventilators installed in Tanker Cargo Pump Rooms”
Source- Request from industry
Amendment- New requirements for “Supporting Structures of Independent Prismatic Tanks”
Source- Feedback obtained from damage investigations
Amendment- New requirements for “Specification of Fixed Foam Fire-extinguishing Systems and Automatic Sprinklers”
Source- Amendments to relevant international conventions
Amendment- New requirements for “Fuel Pump Arrangements when Operating in Emission Control Areas”
Source- Amendments to relevant IACS Unified Requirements
Amendment- New requirements for “Ultrasonic Tests of Steel Forgings”
Source- Amendments to relevant national regulations
Both printed and CD-ROM versions of the 2013 edition of the Rules and Guidance are available for purchase online, and the PDF version of the 2013 edition of the Rules and Guidance is available free of charge on ClassNK’s website www.classnk.or.jp for those who have registered for the ClassNK “My Page” service. To register for the “My Page” service free of charge, go to ClassNK’s website and click on the “My Page Login” button.