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Machinery spaces, aerosol IMO MSC.1/Circ.1270

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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.

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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.

Test method

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