Japan Ship Technology Research Association
Emergency Towing Procedures
The Standard Photos for Preparation of Steel Substrates

JSTRA has been participating in international standardization projects for ISO and IEC as a mirror committee in the maritime field. In this capacity, the Association proposes and reviews drafts of international standards.
To fulfill its mission, JSTRA has founded a standardization committee under the ship technology strategy board. Further, the committee is divided into 11 sub-committees and 1 council to address each area of expertise.

Ship Machinery Standardization Promotion Council / Standardization Seminar

To strategically address the development of standards at ISO and IEC, JSTRA has organized projects for the following five items. They are considered to be particularly important.

Development of ISO Standards for marine environmental risk assessment method of biocidally active substances used for anti-fouling systems on ships and marine environmental risk assessment method for anti-fouling systems on ships using biocidally active substances.

Development of ISO Standards for installation guidelines for a ship communications network of improved communication for shipboard equipment and systems that are independent from navigational equipment networks and engine-control networks.

Development of management guidelines and a practical manual for ISO strategies for the maritime industry.

Development of ISO standards targeted at reinforcing the industry base through improving efficiency by reducing the number of work steps in the coating process.

Development of the draft for the ship stability monitoring system for safety navigation.

An ISO Sub-CommitteeStudy of ISO standards

JSTRA develops the draft of JIS F(Japanese Industrial Standards for ships and marine technology) and maintains and manages those standards. JIS F has been developed based on the technologies accumulated in the field of domestic shipbuilding and maritime engineering. They are used widely for reference in the design and manufacturing stages, for simplification of trading on occasion of contracts and order placements, or, in specifications prepared for purchasing materials and components.
In recent years, there have been strong demands to establish standards suited to technological innovation and to make effective use of them in the JIS Mark Certification Scheme. This needs to be done while giving consideration to harmonization with various international standards. JSTRA achieved CSB qualification in February 2006. Since then, the Association has been committed to developing standards that can promptly address the requests from the industries.

Accreditation for CSB (Competent Standardization Body)

The CSB system was introduced in 2003 with the purpose of promoting early development of JIS standards by allowing a simplified review process with regard to the JIS drafts formulated by organizations or agencies that have sufficient competence to develop standards, while propelling streamlined international proposals.

JSTRA formulates new drafts or revises existing standards if considered necessary by precisely understanding the industry’s needs that change constantly.
Furthermore, the Association publishes JIS F standards CD-ROMs used by domestic and international concerned parties to promote the dissemination of JIS.