1 (1) Material for deck coverings shall comply with the following requirements:
(a) the surface, whether wet or dry, shall provide a durable non-skid surface;
(b) it shall be such that, after being immersed in water for a period of 48 hours, the moisture content of the material will not exceed seven per cent of its dry weight;
(c) it shall be so laid as to adhere to the deck under all conditions of service to which it may be subjected;
(d) it shall not contain any substance that may cause corrosion of the deck on which it is laid unless the deck is effectively protected from that corrosive substance;
(e) it shall be sufficiently durable to withstand the normal conditions of service and shall be sufficiently flexible to prevent cracking under those conditions; and
(f) it shall be of a type that will not readily ignite.
(2) Deck covering material laid on the crown of an oil fuel tank shall be such that if the material is immersed in fuel oil for a period of 24 hours at a temperature of 65°C
(a) the weight of the material will not increase by more than one per cent; and
(b) the material will not be penetrated by the oil.
- SOR/78-144, s. 22
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