Clarification regulations means of calibration gasdetection equipment

16 January 2017

Mid-December the interpretation of ‘suitable means shall be provided for the calibration of all portable atmosphere testing instruments’ has been clarified by the Maritime Safety Commitee of the IMO as follows:

- The calibration of gas detection equipment may also be carried out ashore.
- If a manufacturer recommends a pre-operational accuracy test (bump test) for each use of the equipment, the possibility to do so has to be available on board. For the record: a bump test is always carried out with test gas.

What does this mean for you?

Our manufacturers (GMI i.a.) recommend a pre-operationel accuracy test for each use. Therefore we can offer you the following options in order to comply with the regulations.

1. Means for bumptest GMI equipment aboard
For this option you need a 4-gas mixture, a regulator balance flow and a calibration hose. The annual calibration still has to be carried out ashore. We offer the possibility to conduct the annual calibration of your gasdetection equipment.

2. Means for bumptest and calibration GMI equipment aboard
For this option you need a calibration station, a 4-gas mixture, a regulator balance flow and a calibration hose. The annual calibration can be conducted on board the ship. Faulty sensors, if any, can be exchanged by the ship's crew.

If you are interested in one of these options please contact our sales department or your Datema accountmanager. If you require more information regarding this subject please do not hesitate to contact us.

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