7 Use of Equivalents and Modern Technology
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7 Use of Equivalents and Modern Technology

  7.1 To allow modern technology and development of products, the Administration may approve products to be installed on board ships based on tests and verifications not specifically mentioned in this Code but considered by the Administration to be equivalent with the applicable fire safety requirements of the Convention.

  7.2 The Administration shall inform the Organization of approvals referenced in paragraph 7.1 in accordance with regulation I/5 of the Convention and follow the documentation procedures as outlined below:

  • .1 in the case of new and unconventional products, a written analysis as to why the existing test method(s) cannot be used to test this specific product;

  • .2 a written analysis showing how the proposed alternative test procedure will prove performance as required by the Convention; and

  • .3 a written analysis comparing the proposed alternative test procedure to the required procedure in the Code.


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