ASTM-F1244 Standard Specification for Berths, Marine

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This specification covers the construction of marine berths for officers, crew, and passengers. Berths shall be classified according to types: Type I; Type IA; Type II; Type IIA; Type III; and Type IIIA. Metal components shall be joined by welding. Spotweld depressions, on exposed surfaces, shall be spot filled and sanded. Side and end panels shall be suitably stiffened to prevent buckling or oil-canning. Sound deadening shall be vermin proof and applied to unstiffened areas where needed, and in thickness required, to sound deaden berth. The completed berth assembly with drawers installed, but without a mattress or box spring, shall satisfy the corresponding performance requirements.




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1.1 This specification covers the construction of marine berths for officers, crew, and passengers.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


berth; box spring; lee rail; marine; marine berth; mattress; ship;; ICS Number Code 93.140 (Construction of waterways, ports and dykes)

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01.07 (Ships and Marine Technology)

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93.140 (Construction of waterways, ports and dykes Including river embankments, water transport control equipment and installations, etc.)

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2008 R18 EDITION



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April 1, 2018

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5 pages

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