Marine and Maritime Testing and Certification Services – Type approval for maritime products for Canada, US, Europe, and the International Markets
QAI is a leading testing and certification laboratory specializing in marine and maritime products for Canada, the US, Europe, and the international market. Our expertise encompasses three main categories:
- Products: The products include boats, vessels, recreational/pleasure crafts, commercial ships, and naval ships.
- Technologies: It covers electronic subassemblies, high-power radios, navigation radars, long-range communication transmitters, and general shipboard electronics.
- Regulations: Our services include Type Approval and more, ensuring compliance with market-specific regulations.
QAI’s testing and certification capabilities cover regulatory requirement for the United States, the US Coast Guard, for Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard, European Union, and many other countries. Also, the commercial shipping regulations extend globally through individual country agreements to fulfil the International Maritime Organization Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
And these are: American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), European Union’s the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) 2013/53/EU, Wheel Mark, International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas (BV), China Certification Society (CCS), Croation Croatian Register of Shipping, DNV GL, Indian Register of Shipping (IR), Korean Marine Standard (KR), Korea Occupational Safety and Health Association (KOSHA), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Japanese Marine Standard (NK), Polish Register of Shipping, Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS).
Some of the standards that QAI can help with are as follows:
Canada: ICES-002, ICES-003, CAN/CSA-C108.4-06, RSS-182/188/210/238/247
United States: FCC Part 15, ABYC S-31, FCC Part 22/24/27/80/90
European Union: European Union’s the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) 2013/53/EU, Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 96/98/EC, EN55012, CISPR 12, CISPR 32, EN 25197, EN60092-507, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-3, EN 60092-507, EN 300 065, EN 300 698, EN 301 025, EN 302 885, EN 303 098
International: IEC 60533, IEC 60945, IEC 60092-504, IMO SOLAS, IACS UR E10, A.813(19), A.694(17)
The regulations set out by the maritime industry is to ensure safety at sea. The testing and certification of vessels in the marine environment are very critical. Since there are so many technologies working together, high power radios, navigation radars, and so much more, a small malfunction can be catastrophic. The improper operation of these technologies can be life threating to the nearby vessels as well.
The testing and certification of digital and wireless devices along with maritime devices and regulations requires a team of knowledgeable experts, and QAI’s team of experts is ready to help you with your compliance needs.
QAI’s Marine Testing Capabilities: Please review our ISO 17025 scope accreditation here for more information or talk with a member of our sales team.