21/30368460 DC - BS ISO 11606. Ships and marine technology. Marine electromagnetic compasses

21/30368460 DC

BS ISO 11606. Ships and marine technology. Marine electromagnetic compasses

Status : Current, Draft for public comment   Published : June 2021



This document specifies general requirements, type tests and individual tests for marine electromagnetic compasses intended for steering purposes and/or taking bearings on board ships required by Chapter V of SOLAS, 1974 and the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code). In accordance with IMO Resolution MSC.166(78), this document applies to Marine electromagnetic compasses installations fitted before 1 July 2002. Marine electromagnetic compasses installed on or after 1 July 2002 applies the requirements of ISO 22090-2. The magnetic compasses specified in this document shall apply to the ships the overall length of which is normally not less than 24 m. In this context an electromagnetic compass is an item of electronic equipment which uses the geomagnetic field to obtain information about the ship's heading. This information is conveyed to the main compass (which is used for steering and taking bearings), to additional repeater indicators and, if required, to other navigational equipment.


All requirements that are extracted from the recommendations of IMO resolutions are printed in italics.

Standard Number21/30368460 DC
TitleBS ISO 11606. Ships and marine technology. Marine electromagnetic compasses
StatusCurrent, Draft for public comment
Publication Date08 June 2021
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 61162-1, ISO 25862, IEC 61162-2, IEC 60945, ISO 1069, IEC 61162-450
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 62923-2, IEC 62288, ISO 22090-2, IEC 60533, IEC 62923-1, IEC 60092-504
International RelationshipsISO/DIS 11606:2021
Draft Expiry Date24 July 2021
DescriptorsWater transport engineering components, Ships, Electromagnetic compatibility, Performance testing, Testing conditions, Directional measurement, Magnetic compasses, Electromagnetically-operated devices, Thermal testing, Type testing, Navigational measurement, Vibration testing, Marine instruments, Dimensions, Electromagnetic fields, Certification (approval), Electronic equipment and components
Title in FrenchNavires et technologie maritime — Compas électromagnétiques de marine
File Size402 KB
NotesWarning: this draft is not current beyond its expiry date for comments.

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