Confirmation of Product Type Approval
Please refer to the "Service Restrictions" shown below to determine if Unit Certification is required for this product.
This certificate reflects the information on the product in the ABS Records as of the date and time the certificate is
Pursuant to the Rules of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the manufacturer of the below listed product held
a valid Manufacturing Assessment (MA) with expiration date of 13/APR/2019. The continued validity of the
Manufacturing Assessment is dependent on completion of satisfactory audits as required by the ABS Rules.
And; a Product Design Assessment (PDA) valid until 13/FEB/2019 subject to continued compliance with the Rules
or standards used in the evaluation of the product.
The above entitle the product to be called Product Type Approved.
The Product Design Assessment is valid for products intended for use on ABS classed vessels, MODUs or facilities
which are in existence or under contract for construction on the date of the ABS Rules used to evaluate the
ABS makes no representations regarding Type Approval of the Product for use on vessels, MODUs or facilities
built after the date of the ABS Rules used for this evaluation.
Due to wide variety of specifications used in the products ABS has evaluated for Type Approval, it is part of our
contract that; whether the standard is an ABS Rule or a non-ABS Rule, the Client has full responsibility for
continued compliance with the standard.
Product Name: FRP Grating
Model Name(s): Pultruded and Molded (with Isophthalic Polyester Resin)
NANTONG MACHS COMPOSITE MATERIAL CO., LTD.
GROUP 18, MAQIAO VILLAGE, JIUHUA TOWN
Intended Service: 1. Personnel walkways, catwalks, ladders, platforms or access areas in cargo
holds, open decks or semi-enclosed areas. 2. All personnel walkways, catwalks,
ladders, platforms or access areas in cargo tanks, fuel oil tanks, ballast water
tanks, cofferdams void spaces and pipe tunnels, where these space are not
normally entered when underway.
Description: Molded type and Pultrided type FRP grating, compose of fiberglass roving yarn,
isophthalic polyester resin, aluminum hydroxide, etc.
Ratings: FRP Pultruded Grating Flame Spread Index: 20 Smoke Developed Index: 700 FRP
Molded Grating: Flame Spread Index: 10 Smoke Developed Index: 450
Service Restrictions: 1. Unit Certification is not required for this product. If the manufacturer or purchaser
request an ABS Certificate for compliance with a specification or standard, the
specification or standard, including inspection standards and tolerances, must be
clearly defined. 2. Not to be used as walkways or areas, which may be used for
escape or access for firefighting, emergency operation or rescue in cargo holds
and open decks or semi-enclosed areas. 3. The product is not to be used in areas
where L1, L2 or L3 rated FRP grating required in ABS Rules for Building and
Classing Facilities on Offshore Installations.
Comments: 1. Unless specially directed by Administration, this approval is not to be construed
as a substitute for flag Administration's approval for the purpose of SOLAS 1974 as
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amended. The USCG have their own requirements for FRP Grating. 2. The
Manufacturer has provided a declaration about the control of, or the lack of
Asbestos in this product.
Notes / Documentation: Drawing No // Revision No // Drawing Title -- // -- // FRP Pultruded Grating -- // -- //
FRP Molded Grating 1. Test Report No. 101490735SAT-001A dated 15 January
2014 (for FRP Pulruded Grating) 2. Test Report No. 101490735SAT-001B dated
15 January 2014 (for FRP Molded Grating) Issued by Intertek Testing Services NA