This document has been published on November 1st, 2022, and has entered into force on the same date.
This Guide provides vibration measurement requirements and acceptance criteria for vibration levels of local structures, machinery, and equipment for a vessel to obtain the optional classification notation VIBM.
The requirements provided in this Guide are in addition to the mandatory class requirements of the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Marine Vessels (Marine Vessel Rules).
ABS may give special consideration to aluminum structures as well as offshore units and installations to obtain this optional classification notation.
ABS also provides the requirements for vibration for the optional notations related to crew habitability and passenger comfort.