IACS SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR QUALITY STANDARD
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The officially release IACS Standard covering the ship building and ship repair quality requirements. The content is arranged in two parts, the first part concentrates on ship construction/repair quality standards applicable to the new construction projects, while the second part of the document focuses on the existing vessels. The content of Part A is divided into nine major chapters; the first two chapters define the scope of the standard and provide the general technical requirements to be used for the new construction. The other chapters of the document address the qualification of the personnel performing the construction and/or repair works and procedures used when conducting the works, including welders and non-destructive evaluation operators, materials used for fabrication of the structural members, including surface conditions and thickness tolerances, gas cutting issues, fabrication and fairness, covering the flanged structural elements, bulkheads (including corrugated ones) shapes, block assembly, heating temperatures, plating fairness with and between the frames, pre-heating and other associated techniques, alignment matters, welding - typical butt and fillet welds. geometrical characteristics and quality of the welds, and repair works. The layout of the Part B is more or less similar. In general, the requirements are presented in a form of the tables and illustrations making the understanding and following the standard much easier...
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