Machinery spaces, aerosol IMO MSC.1/Circ.1270
We conduct fire tests according to International Maritime Organization (IMO) test methods. Our expertise, facilities and equipment fulfils the requirements set out in the IMO test procedures.
In addition, we actively participate in the development work of IMO test methods to assure up to date services.
IMO MSC.1/Circ.1270 is in the scope of accreditation of Eurofins Expert Services.
The test procedure describes a fire test method for evaluating the extinguishing effectiveness of fixed aerosol fire-extinguishing systems for protection of machinery spaces of category A.
Essentially the test procedure consists of following items
- Minimum of 500 m3 test compartment with engine mock-up and floor plate system
- Alternatively eight different fire test scenarios or four different fire test scenario combinations
- Main fire loads are light diesel oil, heptane, wood crib and polymeric sheets
- Different acceptance criteria depending of test scenario