There are mandatory requirements for the protection against the vibrations of the naval equipment installed on board ships. This equipment must be laboratory-tested using simulated vibrations like those on-board ships.

For equipment subjected to vibration testing, acceptability will be contingent upon the ability of the equipment to withstand testing and the ability to perform its main functions during and after vibration testing.

Minor damage or failure will be permitted during the test provided that such damage or failure does not undermine, in any way, the ability of the equipment to perform its main functions. Due to the many types of equipment that can be tested, a clear definition of what will be major and minor failures of each one should be made.