Clasification Society Rulefinder 2022 - Version 9.36
Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Specifications and Manuals - Inert Gas Systems - 1 Introduction - 1.1 Purpose

1.1 Purpose

 The International Conference on Tanker Safety and Pollution Prevention held in February 1978 passed resolution 5 recommending that the International Maritime Organization develop Guidelines to supplement the requirements of amended regulation 62 of chapter II-2 of the 1974 SOLAS Conventionfootnote by taking into account the arduous operating conditions of inert gas systems and the need to maintain them to a satisfactory standard. In addition regulation 62.1 requires that an inert gas system shall be designed, constructed and tested to the satisfaction of the Administration. These Guidelines have accordingly been developed to supplement and complement the Convention requirements for inert gas systems. They are offered to Administrations to assist them in determining appropriate design and constructional parameters and in formulating suitable operational procedures when inert gas systems are installed in ships flying the flag of their State.


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