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DIRECT CURRENT (DC) POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS FOR MARINE AND OFFSHORE APPLICATIONS
|Publication Date:||1 July 2018|
This Guide provides the requirements of specific safety aspects associated with the use of shipboard direct current (DC) power distribution systems.
This Guide is to be used in conjunction with and as a supplement to Part 4 of the Marine Vessel Rules and the MOU Rules, or other ABS Rules as applicable.
For vessels certified to the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended, items shown as "other approved means" are subject to the vessel flag State Administration approval, as applicable.
This Guide covers the DC power distribution systems on board vessels with low voltage DC (LVDC) up to 1500 V.
The following Sections of the Guide are intended to address the fundamental and general safety aspects of system design, DC system components, testing and survey, and risk.