RULES FOR THE CLASSIFICATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF CHEMICAL TANKERS
The technical requirements that are contained in the present Chemical Tanker Rules developed and released by Russian register shall be applied to the specially built or converted vessels regardless of their gross tonnage and of any propulsion power, that are intended for carriage of the dangerous chemicals in bulk form. The opening part of the Rulebook provides us with a brief intro to the structure of the Rules, definitions used and classification notations and surveys. The 2nd part of this Rulebook deals with the hull structure of the chemical tankers while the third one has been dedicated solely to the cargo containment. The subdivision, stability and freeboard assignments are covered in the part four while the part five deals with the fire protection arrangements and systems that are considered critically important due to the dangerous nature of the transported cargo. The hull systems and piping are there in part six. The other part deals with the electrical installations and equipment. The remaining parts of the book cover instrumentation, construction materials, emergency outfitting, summary of the requirements and some special technical requirements applicable to the chemical tankers. In addition to the information stated above, there are four appendices at the end of the Rulebook, providing the operational requirements, manuals, and other supplementary information that may be required.
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