ASTM F 998—04 — STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR CENTRIFUGAL PUMP, SHIPBOARD USE
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This is the official ASTM standard specification no. F998-04 dealing with the centrifugal pumps to be used on board ships/offshore structures. It covers all requirements that would normally apply to their design as well as construction, and addresses three classes of service, namely freshwater, seawater ad hydrocarbon pumps. In the latter case, the pumps less than 1500 are covered.
The arrangement of the document is pretty regular for the ASTM standard specifications - it covers all aspects including the nomenclature and terminology, ordering info, materials to be used for manufacturing, general requirements that would apply, design matters, performance requirements, painting, coating, equipment identification plates, testing methods and applicable requirements (including shock and vibration testing), various technical documentation, packaging, storage and preservation of the manufactured equipment, quality assurance principles, reference technical documents and regulations... The publication addresses all possible aspects relating to the production, testing and certification of the centrifugal pumps, starting from the very design phase.
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