Aramid fibre reinforcements - Non-metallic materials
|Publication Date:||1 December 2015|
This CP gives a description of the procedures and requirements related to documentation, design and type testing applicable for TA of aramid fibre reinforcements.
This CP does not set the design requirements to the aramid fibre reinforcements. TA is based on compliance with design requirements given in the rules and standards. The CP describes how to document compliance with the requirements in order to obtain a TA certificate for the equipment. This includes, where relevant, technical requirements for how the type tests shall be performed.
A type approval certificate will cover one grade, i.e. one fibre type and weave (with defined fibre designation and sizing), with the possibility to include different weights as variants in the same certificate. Reinforcements with different fibre type or weave are considered as different grades and will be given different certificates.
A type approval certificate is normally limited to one manufacturer at one production site, however, other arrangements may be agreed upon with the Society.
Type tests as specified in Sec.2 , shall be carried out and verified in one of the following ways:
at a DNV GL's laboratory
at a recognized and independent laboratory or a laboratory accepted by the Society
at the manufacturer's premises in the presence of the Society's surveyor.