“Preparation” refers to surface preparation, joint preparation, fit-up and preheat.

Source: API SPEC 6A, Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment, Twentieth Edition, October 2010 (Addendum November 2012). Global Standards



“Preparation” means any commercial formulation containing one or more Active Substances including any additives. This term also includes any Active Substances generated onboard for purposes of ballast water management and any relevant chemicals formed in the ballast water management system that make use of Active Substances to comply with the Convention.

Source: Resolution MEPC.169(57), revised Procedure for approval of ballast water management systems that make use of Active Substances (G9), 4 April 2008, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance



Preparation means a mixture or solution that consists of two or more substances.

Source: Guidelines Regarding the Activities Regulations, Norway, updated December 2012. Regulatory Guidance

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