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1.1 This specification provides the testing and performance requirements for fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) gratings used in marine construction and shipbuilding as an equivalency to the specification of steel gratings rated for a maximum load of 94 lbf/ft2 (4.5 kN/m2).
1.2 The purpose of this specification is to ensure that all FRP gratings are designed and tested appropriately to ensure personnel safety. It does not address the ability of the gratings to support either moving or stationary equipment during or after a fire exposure.
1.3 This specification addresses fire conditions based on Test Methods fire exposure and does not address hydrocarbon pool or jet fire exposures.
1.4 This specification is intended for use by all persons designing, manufacturing, testing, inspecting, and maintaining FRP gratings.
1.5 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.6 This specification does not constitute regulations or ship classification rules, which shall be consulted where applicable.
1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
D2047 Test Method for Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish-Coated Flooring Surfaces as Measured by the James Machine
D4060 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser
D4329 Practice for Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus Exposure of Plastics
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
E119 Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials
E695 Test Method of Measuring Relative Resistance of Wall, Floor, and Roof Construction to Impact Loading
Other Standards46 CFR 159 ShippingApproval of Equipment and Materials Available from U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, 732 N. Capitol St., NW, Washington, DC 20401-0001, http://www.access.gpo.gov.
ICS Number Code 47.040 (Seagoing vessels); 83.120 (Reinforced plastics)
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ASTM F3059-18, Standard Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Gratings Used in Marine Construction and Shipbuilding, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top