Research & Rule Development

Research and Rule Development is the backbone of all activities at IRS. It is carried out to achieve the following.

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge on relevant issues
  • Participate actively in the global efforts to improve quality & safety in marine industry & protection of marine environment
  • Provide professional service at par with the world leaders

The  major areas of Research and Rule Development among other activity at IRS are:

  • Hydrodynamics
  • Ship Structures
  • Vibration and Noise
  • Corrosion
  • Fatigue
  • Analysis of data from Ships in Service
  • Formal Safety Assessment / Risk Assessment
  • Rule Development & Rule Calibration
  • Development of New Engineering Methods and/or  Software
  • Use of Information technology onboard

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Rule development


IRS has published the following rules

  • Main Rules
  • IWL
  • HSC Rules
  • Naval Rules

The Rules are reviewed and updated on regular basis

An important milestone in the Rule development was the publication of the Rules for non-combatant Naval Ships developed in collaboration with the Indian Navy in November 2007.  Further to this Rules for Indian Coast Guard ships were published in July 2008. IRS is now involved in the development of Rules for combatant ships for the Indian Navy.


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