3 Definitions
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3 Definitions

  3.1 Administration means the Government of the State whose flag the ship is entitled to fly.

  3.2 Approval expiry date means the last date on which the subsequent approval is valid as proof of meeting the fire safety requirements of the Convention.

  3.3 Competent authority means an organization authorized by the Administration to perform functions required by this Code.

  3.4 Convention means the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.

  3.5 Fire Test Procedures Code means the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures as defined in chapter II-2 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended.

  3.6 High-Speed Craft Code 1994 (1994 HSC Code) means the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organization by resolution MSC.36(63), as amended.

  3.7 High-Speed Craft Code 2000 (2000 HSC Code) means the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000, adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organization by resolution MSC.97(73), as amended.

  3.8 Laboratory recognized by the Administration means a testing laboratory which is acceptable to the Administration concerned. Other testing laboratories may be recognized on a case-by-case basis for specific approvals as agreed upon by the Administration concerned.

  3.9 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.

  3.10 Sustained flaming means a presence of flames on or over any part of a specimen lasting 5 s or longer.

  3.11 Test expiry date means the last date on which the given test procedure may be used to test and subsequently approve any product under the Convention.

  3.12 The standard time-temperature curve means the time-temperature curve defined by the formula:

 Where:

  • T is the average furnace temperature (C)
  • t is the time (min).

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