Advisory services and accredited type testing of marine products
FORCE Technology performs advisory services and accredited type testing of many kinds of marine products such as navigation equipment, alarm and control systems, sensors and ballast water monitoring systems.
We offer to assist you during the entire development phase by drawing up detailed requirement and test specifications, performing design reviews, contacting Classification Societies and authorities, etc.
Why perform maritime tests at FORCE Technology?For more than 25 years, FORCE Technology has built up extensive know-how within design, testing and approval of maritime electronics. We work in collaboration with all the leading classification societies.
FORCE Technology performs electrical, mechanical, climatic and functional tests of maritime products to form the necessary basis for approvals in accordance with relevant requirements of most maritime standards such as IEC 60945, IACS E10, IEC 60533 supplemented by requirements from Classification Societies and authorities like DNV-GL, Lloyd’s Register, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, ABS, and US Coast Guard.
EU RO Mutual Recognition test of maritime productsClassification societies with EU Recognised Organisation (EU RO) status mutually recognize class certificates for materials, equipment, and components, e.g. temperature gauges – transmitters, pressure gauges – transmitters and display monitors or video screens that are also input devices. The mutual recognition is based on equivalent standards, taking the most demanding and rigorous standards as reference, i.e. EU RO Mutual Recognition Technical Requirements.
According to which standards do you perform marine testing?
We perform accredited marine type testing in accordance with IEC 60945, IACS E10, IEC 60533 and requirements from Classification Societies and authorities like DNV-GL, Lloyd’s Register, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, ABS and US Coast Guard.
Does FORCE Technology conduct accredited tests?
Yes, you can find our list of accredited standards on DANAK’s website (please note that you can only search on the main standards; no hyphen).
The list is continuously extended, also on request.
Does FORCE Technology perform environmental testing of Ballast Water Monitoring Systems?
FORCE Technology is approved by US Coast Gard, Lloyd’s Register, and DNV-GL to perform environmental testing of BWMS Ballast Water Management Systems including mechanical, climatic, and EMC tests.
Where do I start?
FORCE Technology suggests you to start up with a test programme for the type approval of your product as soon as possible in the development process of your product. Test programmes prepared by us describe the product or product family (if relevant), test set-up, function test procedure, accept criteria, relevant requirements, and detailed specification of environmental and EMC tests to be performed. The test programme is forwarded to the relevant classification societies prior to the type approval testing.
When a mock-up or early prototype exists, FORCE Technology proposes to perform a review or pre-testing to evaluate whether the product is ready for type approval testing or preliminary modifications are considered relevant.
What happens if my product fails a test during type approval testing?
FORCE Technology provides technical guidance on how to modify your equipment to pass the test in question, e.g. radiated emission, vibration (resonance search or endurance), cyclic humidity, or corrosion (salt mist). The technical guidance is provided by specialists not involved in the testing.
What type of products does FORCE Technology perform type approval testing of?
Over the years we have performed type approval testing of alarm, monitoring and control systems, ballast water management systems, navigation equipment, radio equipment, satellite communication equipment, monitors and displays, navigation lights, temperature and pressure sensors, tank level transmitters, antennas, and many other types of marine equipment.
What is your experience within marine type approval?
FORCE Technology has performed marine type approval testing for more than 40 years under the names of ElektronikCentralen, DELTA Danish Electronics, Light & Acoustics, and now FORCE Technology.
What is the typical lead time?
FORCE Technology is typically able to start up a type approval test within 2 – 3 weeks from receipt of order.
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