MSC.1-Circ.1325 - Missing Information On Apparatus Groups In Column I″ Of Chapter 17 Of The Ibc Code (Secretariat)

MSC.1/Circ.1325 10 June 2009

MISSING INFORMATION ON APPARATUS GROUPS IN COLUMN i″ OF CHAPTER 17 OF THE IBC CODE
1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its eighty-sixth session (27 May to 5 June 2009), noting that the provisions in paragraphs 1.2.3 and 4.1.4 of the Revised standards for the design, testing and location of devices to prevent the passage of flame into cargo tanks in tankers (MSC/Circ.677), needed clarification to ensure that the maximum experimental safe gap (MESG) value for the medium to be used to test the device is appropriate for the product certified to be carried in the tank fitted with such a device, approved the following amendments to MSC/Circ.677:
.1 Paragraph 1.2.3 is replaced with the following:
“1.2.3 These Standards are intended for devices protecting cargo tanks containing crude oil, petroleum products and flammable chemicals. In the case of the carriage of chemicals, the test media referred to in section 3 can be used for products having an MESG of 0.9 mm and greater. However, devices for chemical tankers certified for the carriage of products with an MESG∗ less than 0.9 mm should be tested with the following media based on the apparatus group assigned as per column i″ of the IBC Code, chapter 17: .1 Apparatus Group II B – ethylene (MESG = 0.65 mm); and .2 Apparatus Group II C – hydrogen (MESG = 0.28 mm).” 2 Member Governments are invited to apply the above amendments to the Revised standards, as promulgated by MSC/Circ.1324, to ships constructed on or after 1 January 2013 and to ships constructed before 1 January 2013, no later than the first scheduled dry-docking carried out on or after 1 January 2013. 3 Attention is drawn to the fact that information on apparatus groups in column i″ is missing in relation to a large number of products listed in chapter 17 of the IBC Code, as set out in annex 1. In order to allow sufficient time for the ESPH Working Group to receive and review the aforementioned missing information and to prepare corresponding amendments to the IBC Code, missing data needed to determine the electrical apparatus group should be sent to IMO, in the format specified in annex 2, no later than 31 December 2010.
4 Member Governments are invited to bring this circular to the attention of the parties concerned. *** ∗ Reference is made to IEC – Publication 79-1.

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ANNEX 1
LIST OF PRODUCTS THAT HAVE A “NO” IN COLUMN i″′ AND DO NOT HAVE AN ENTRY IN COLUMN i″ AND IS INDICATED AS BEING FLAMMABLE VAPOUR IN COLUMN “K” OF CHAPTER 17 OF THE IBC CODE
Alkanes (C6-C9) Alkyl acrylate-vinylpyridine copolymer in toluene Alkyl (C3-C4) benzenes Alkyl(C8-C9) phenylamine in aromatic solvents Ammonium sulphide solution (45% or less) Amyl acetate (all isomers) n-Amyl alcohol Amyl alcohol, primary sec-Amyl alcohol tert-Amyl alcohol tert-Amyl methyl ether Aviation alkylates (C8 paraffins and iso-paraffins BPT 95-120º) Butyl acetate (all isomers) tert-Butyl alcohol Butylamine (all isomers) Butylbenzene (all isomers) Butyl butyrate (all isomers) n-Butyl propionate m-Chlorotoluene o-Chlorotoluene p-Chlorotoluene Chlorotoluenes (mixed isomers) Cycloheptane Cyclohexane Cyclohexyl acetate 1,3-Cyclopentadiene dimer(molten) Cyclopentane Cyclopentene p-Cymene Decahydronaphthalene Decene Diacetone alcohol 3,4-Dichloro-1-butene 1,6-Dichlorohexane 1,1-Dichloropropane Dichloropropene/Dichloropropane mixtures Diethylbenzene Diisobutylamine Diisobutylene Diisobutyl ketone Dimethylamine solution(greater than 45% but not greater than 55%) Dimethylamine solution(greater than 55% but not greater than 65%) N,N-Dimethylcyclohexylamine Dipentene Di-n-propylamine Dodecane (all isomers) 2-Ethoxyethyl acetate
Ethyl acetate Ethylamine solutions (72% or less) Ethyl amyl ketone Ethylbenzene Ethyl tert-butyl ether Ethyl butyrate Ethylcyclohexane N-Ethylcyclohexylamine Ethylene glycol monoalkyl ethers Ethyl-3-ethoxypropionate 2-Ethylhexylamine Ethylidene norbornene Ethyl propionate Ethyl toluene Heptane (all isomers) Heptanol (all isomers) (d) Heptene (all isomers) Hexamethyleneimine Hexane (all isomers) Hexene (all isomers) Hexyl acetate Isoamyl alcohol Isobutyl alcohol Isobutyl formate Isopropyl acetate Isopropylamine(70% or less) solution Isopropylcyclohexane Isopropyl ether Liquid chemical wastes Methacrylonitrile 3-Methoxy-1-butanol Methyl acetate Methyl alcohol Methylamine solutions (42% or less) Methylamyl acetate Methylamyl alcohol Methyl amyl ketone Methylbutenol Methyl tert-butyl ether Methyl butyl ketone Methylbutynol Methyl butyrate Methylcyclohexane Methylcyclopentadiene dimer Methyl ethyl ketone Methyl formate Methyl isobutyl ketone 2-Methylpyridine 3-Methylpyridine 4-Methylpyridine
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Nitropropane(60%)/Nitroethane(40%) mixture Nonane (all isomers) Nonene (all isomers) Octane (all isomers) Octene (all isomers) Olefin mixtures(C5-C7) Olefin mixtures(C5-C15) alpha-Olefins(C6-C18) mixtures Paraldehyde-ammonia reaction product 1,3-Pentadiene Pentane (all isomers) Pentene (all isomers) n-Pentyl propionate alpha-Pinene beta-Pinene Polyalkyl (C18-C22)acrylate in Xylene Polyolefinamine in alkyl(C2-C4)benzenes Polyolefinamine in aromatic solvent Polysiloxane Propionaldehyde n-Propyl acetate n-Propyl alcohol Propylbenzene (all isomers) Propylene glycol methyl ether acetate
Propylene glycol monoalkyl ether Propylene tetramer Propylene trimer Sodium hydrosulphide/Ammnonium sulphide solution Toluene Triethyl phosphite Trimethylamine solution (30% or less) Trimethylbenzene (all isomers) 1,3,5-Trioxane Turpentine White spirit, low (15-20%) aromatic Xylenes
Chapter 18 Products considered as Flammable ,< 60ºC Acetone Alcoholic beverages, n.o.s. n-Butyl alcohol sec-Butyl alcohol Ethyl alcohol Isopropyl alcohol Methyl propyl ketone Tetraethyl silicate monomer/oligomer(20% in ethanol)
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ANNEX 2
INFORMATION REQUESTED TO DETERMINE THE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS GROUP
Units QUAL Lower value Upper value Flash Point (cc) (°C ) Boiling Point (°C ) Melting Point/Pour Point (°C) AutoIgnitionTemp (°C) Carriage Temperature (ºC ) Unloading Temperature (ºC ) * MESG (mm)
* Criteria for assigning column ‘i’ Electrical Equipment – IBC Code, chapter 21.4.9.
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