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ASTM WK77965

New Guide for Hazardous Area Electrical Equipment on Gas Fueled Ships

1. Scope

This Guide to emphasize the importance of properly installed and maintained listed or certified safe electrical equipment in hazardous areas in order to reduce the risk of fire or explosion onboard gas fueled ships. The focus of this standard is on IEC standards as referenced by International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code).


hazardous area; hazardous zone; certified safe


Guidance within this document is to aid designers, shipyards, equipment vendors, ship owner and operators to provide practices of addressing electrical hazardous area classification, material characteristics, ignition hazard analysis, design, selection, installation (erection), initial inspection, maintenance & inspections, repair, overhaul, reclamation, and testing of electrical, instrumentation, systems, assemblies, units, and other hazardous area considerations

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F25.10

Committee: F25

Staff Manager: David Lee

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Date Initiated: 08-10-2021

Technical Contact: Robert Johnson

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