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

Approaches by JSTRA

As a national mirror committee, for ISO and IEC related to ship and marine technology issues, JSTRA takes part in deliberations over international standardization to propose and review international standards. For a basis for such activities, JSTRA has established the standardization committee under the ship technology strategy board. 11 sub-committees and 1 council have been organised under the committee, in order to address every issue by expertise of each field.

The 10th Ship's Standard Seminar The 4th Standardization Seminar ISO/TC8/SC6/WG16
Tokyo Meeting
ISO/TC8/SC6 Beijing Plenary Meeting ISO/TC8/SC1 Iceland
Plenary Meeting
ISO/TC8 Annual
Plenary Meeting

Research and study projects of this year

To strategically address the development of ISO and IEC standards, JSTRA has founded following six projects which are considered to be particularly important for the ship and marine technology industry.

Studies on development of standard for onboard information system

Development of new international standard (ISO Standard) necessary for realization of a smart navigation system that would be highly integrated with on board equipment.

Studies on the continuous washwater monitoring for EGCS

Development of standards for continuous washwater monitoring for exhaust gas cleaning system in accordance with the 2015 Guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems (MEPC.259 (68)).

Studies on a test methods for screening the efficacy of anti-fouling paints

Development of drafts of the new international standard (ISO standard) for specifying test methods for screening efficacy of anti-fouling paints.

Studies on life-saving appliances pertaining to Polar Codes

Preparation of the international standard for life-saving appliances that would satisfy requirements of Polar Codes (MSC.395 (94)).

Studies on evaluation of vibration with regard to habitability on board ships

Development of the new ISO standard (ISO 21984) proposed by Japan for the measurement, evaluation and reporting of vibrationwith regard to habitability on specific ships.

Studies on gas inflation systems for inflatable life-saving appliances (15015738)

Revision of ISO 15738 to solve issues related to the existing standard by coordination among manufacturem internationally .

Development of and response to international standards in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

In FY 2017, JSTRA will promote activities centered on the "Strategic Proposal of Standards" and "Reinforced Response System," based on "The Policies on Japan's Approach to International Standards on Ships and Marine Technology," with regard to the development of ISO on ships and marine technologies.
Through our activities in FY 2016, the following three international standards (two new international standards and one revised international standard), which had been proposed and developed by Japan, were published.
Seventeen additional international standards proposed by Japan (eleven new international standards and revisions of six existing international standards) have also been under development for publication.
These international standards proposed by Japan contribute to the promotion of Japanese products in the international market place by providing test requirements, based on the IMO Standard, etc., which are indispensable for exporting products.

ISO 13073-3, Risk assessment on anti-fouling systems on ships -- Part 3: Human health risk assessment method of biocidally active substances used in anti-fouling paints on ships during the application and removal processes (New) (Published in June 2016)
ISO 21984, Guidelines for measurement, evaluation, and reporting of vibration with regard to habitability on specific ships (New) (ASAP)
ISO 19697, Electronic Inclinometers (New) (Published in November 2016)
ISO 19847, Shipboard data servers to share field data on the sea (New) (Expected to be published in August 2018)
ISO 22472, Guidelines for the operation and installation of voyage data recorders (VDR) (Published in September 2016)
ISO 19848, Standard data for shipboard machinery and equipment of ship(New) (Expected to be published in August 2018)

In FY 2016, JSTRA made responses to 213 international documents circulated by ISO and IEC experts, and sent Japanese representatives overseas to attend 15 international meetings and reflect Japanese opinions. In addition, JSTRA invited the four key international meetings in Japan making an important role as the host.

Development, maintenance, and management of Japanese Industrial Standards for Ships and marine technology(JIS F)

JSTRA develops, reviews and manages JIS F (Japanese Industrial Standards on Ships and Marine Technology) standards. JIS F standards are developed based on the technologies accumulated in the field of domestic shipbuilding and marine engineering. As references, these standards are widely used in the design and manufacturing stages, to simplify trading on occasion of contracts and order placements, and in specifications prepared for purchasing materials and components.
In recent years, it is required to develop standards in consideration of technological innovation and of effective use of those standards in JIS Mark Certification Scheme. This scheme also takes into account development of JIS F standards in harmony with international standards. JSTRA was certified as Competent Standardization Body in February 2006. Since then, JSTRA engages in developing JIS F standards that can promptly respond to requests from the domestic industries.

Certification for CSB (Competent Standardization Body)

The CSB system was introduced in 2003 with the purpose of promoting early development of JIS standards and smooth promotion of proposing international standards. This system allows organizations to simplify a review process with regard to development of JIS standards if they are certified that they are competent enough to develop Japanese industrial standards.