International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

TC 18

Electrical installations of ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units


TC 18 Scope

TC 18

To prepare standards for electrical installations and equipment of ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units, incorporating good practice and aligning as far as possible existing regulations and IEC Publications.

The standards will chiefly concern:

a) factors promoting the safety of ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units;

b) factors promoting safety of life;

c) factors promoting preservation of the environment.

The standards specify:

i. practical interpretation and implementation of the requirements of the International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea (IMO SOLAS), and International Convention on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (IMO MODU)

ii. documents for Authorities and Administrators to refer to in their regulations.

iii. a coherent set of requirements, based on recommended practices, to be used by owners, builders and appropriate organizations.

The standards also foster interchangeability of parts and ease the selection and procurement of equipment, including cables for transport of energy, signals and data, by indicating, as appropriate, IEC standards of ratings, types, dimensions, materials, quality, test methods, etc., whether or not these are influenced by regulations, and will thus facilitate interchanges between purchaser and supplier.

Further information

Strategic Business Plan
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TC 18 Officers