Marine Machinery Regulations (SOR/90-264)

Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE XIVLubricating Oil and Hydraulic Power Oil Systems

PART I(Section 4)Design Specifications

ItemRequirements
1Where the ship is to operate in low ambient temperatures, measures shall be taken to maintain essential deck machinery lubricating oil and hydraulic power oil at a viscosity suitable for reliable operation of the machinery.
Tanks
2No lubricating oil or hydraulic power oil tank shall be located where spillage or leakage from the tanks creates a hazard by falling on heated surfaces.
3No lubricating oil or hydraulic power oil shall be carried in the fore-peak.
4Means shall be provided to prevent over-pressure in
  • (a) any lubricating oil or hydraulic power oil tank by way of flame screened vent pipes terminating in a safe location; and

  • (b) any lubricating oil or hydraulic power oil system by relief valve discharges leading back to suction sides of pumps or to suitable tanks.

5Quantities of lubricating oil or hydraulic power oil in tanks shall be determined by
  • (a) sounding pipes with suitable means of closure at their upper ends that terminate in a safe location;

  • (b) heat resistant gauge glasses protected from mechanical damage and fitted with self-closing valves at the lower end and at the top of the glasses if the valves are connected to the tank below the maximum liquid level; or

  • (c) other safe and efficient means where a supplementary means of manual sounding is fitted.

6Subject to item 7, for ships certificated to carry more than 12 passengers and other ships in excess of 500 tons gross tonnage, every pressurized lubricating oil system pipe which when damaged allows oil to escape from a storage or service tank situated above the double bottom, shall be fitted with a cock or valve on the tank capable of being closed from a safe position outside the space.
7In the case of tanks situated in any shaft or pipe tunnel or similar compact space, cocks or valves shall be fitted on the tanks and remote control may be operated by means of an additional valve outside the compact space.
8Where the additional valve is fitted in the machinery space it shall be operable from outside this space.
Piping and Components
9As far as practicable, all parts of a lubricating oil or hydraulic power oil system containing heated oil under pressure exceeding 180 kPa shall be located so that defects and leakage can readily be observed.
10Machinery space lubricating oil and hydraulic power oil piping and components shall be adequately illuminated.
11Means shall be taken to prevent oil that may escape under pressure from any component from coming into contact with heated surfaces.
12Drip trays with drains leading to a sludge oil tank shall be fitted under all components where leakage may occur.
13Lubricating oil and hydraulic power oil pipes shall be of steel or similar fire and pressure resistant material, except that flexible hoses are permissible in accordance with Schedule IX.
14Sight flow glasses in piping systems shall be of fire resistant types.

PART II(Section 6)Plans

ItemRequired Information
1General arrangement and location of permanently installed oil systems, including connections to all applicable machinery, heat exchangers, pumps, purifiers, filters, valves, piping, filling stations, tanks, tank sounding devices, flame screened venting and overflow arrangements, drip-trays and sludge facilities and oil pollution prevention components.
2Structural details of tanks not forming part of the hull structure.
3Installation details indicating assigned working pressures, temperatures, flow rates, oil flash-point (closed cup test) and oil viscosity at highest and lowest operating temperatures.
4Materials, sizes, capacities, design working pressures, temperatures, testing arrangements and procedures of pumps, purifiers, piping, valves and other components.
5Details of
  • (a) pipe connections to flanges or other joining arrangements;

  • (b) securing arrangements for pumps, non-structural tanks, piping, flexible hose installations and other components;

  • (c) piping hazard protection, particularly against heated oil; and

  • (d) remote control of valves in systems.

6Information set out in items 1 and 3 to 5 is not required to be submitted for
  • (a) ships not in excess of 18 m in length and certificated to carry not more than 12 passengers;

  • (b) a lubricating oil system in which the oil storage tank capacity is not in excess of 250 L; and

  • (c) a hydraulic power oil system for

    • (i) non-essential services, or

    • (ii) units where the total output power is not in excess of 2 kW.

7Information for valves and similar minor fittings referred to in item 4 is not required to be submitted where a manufacturer or an approved classification society certifies that the types of valves or similar minor components have been designed and constructed in accordance with rules or codes.
8Information for pumps and purifiers referred to in item 4 is not required to be submitted where an approved classification society certifies that the pumps or purifiers have been designed and constructed in accordance with rules or codes except that the driving motor or engine of pumps shall meet the requirements of Part II of the applicable schedule of Schedules I to XV.

PART III(Subsection 12(2))Construction and Installation Inspections

DIVISION IConstruction Inspection

ItemRequirements
1None.

DIVISION IIInstallation Inspection

ItemRequirements
1Identification from component inspection certificates, before installation is commenced, of pumps, applicable essential machinery, piping, flexible hoses, materials, including welding metal, and other components to be used.
2Verification that welding was carried out by welders certified by a Provincial Government of Canada, or another authority having similar standards where the welding was carried out outside Canada, for the class of work to be done.
3Inspection of welds.
4Witnessing of hydrostatic pressure tests in accordance with rules or codes and verification of system flushing.
5Inspection of securing arrangements of the lubricating oil and hydraulic power oil system and verification of correct adjustment and operational condition of safety, control and monitoring devices.
6Witnessing of operational tests of the system in accordance with rules or codes.

PART IVPeriodic General Inspections and Periodic Special Inspections

DIVISION I(Section 19)Periodic General Inspection

ItemRequirements
1For essential lubricating oil and hydraulic power oil systems and, in locations where oil leakage is hazardous, non-essential systems,
  • (a) inspection of securing arrangements and of locations where fluid leakage or excessive vibration may occur, particularly any heated piping or flexible hoses;

  • (b) verification that the lubricating oil and hydraulic power oil system, control, monitoring and alarm systems are in correct adjustment and operational condition.

DIVISION IIPeriodic Special Inspection

SUBDIVISION I(Subsection 20(1))Parts to be Inspected
ItemRequirements
1For essential lubricating oil and hydraulic power oil systems,
  • (a) external and internal parts of pumps and driving components including valves, bearings, controls, and safety devices, except gear or rotary pumps where dismantling is not required if a general examination shows that the condition of the components is suitable for further service;

  • (b) systems shut-off valves, safety devices and other components without dismantling if a general examination shows that the condition of the components is suitable for further service; and

  • (c) securing arrangements without dismantling if a general examination shows that the condition of the components is suitable for further service.

2No periodic special inspection is required for complex mechanisms where written information is provided to the inspector from firms specializing in the reconditioning of these parts that the parts are in good order and adjustment.
SUBDIVISION II(Subsection 20(2))Intervals
ItemRequirements
1At intervals not exceeding five years.
  • SOR/2015-161, ss. 32, 33(F)
 
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