IMO resolution A.653(16) Behavior in fire
Behavior in fire according to IMO resolution A.653(16) According to the European directive 96/98/EG about ship's equipments, those must be tested and approved according to defined methods, in order to fulfill the international agreement for protection of human life at sea (SOLAS). Also coating materials for fixed interior installations are concerned here, whereas the low flammability of the coatings must be proved according to the criterions of the IMO-resolution A.653(16). Only after presentation of a positive test notification and the audit of the operational production process (QS-certificate) an authorized admission office will issue a EC-Certificate for building materials for the coating material. In the area of the European community this approval is valid in connection with a declaration of conformity and hint to the QS-certificate.