Mon, 03.06.2013

Safety and Quality standards signed and sealed

Thermamax achieve successful Re-certification

On 24th April  2013 Thermamax received the Re-certification for Marine Equipment according to Guideline 96/98/EG – Module 8. The audit was carried out by the Transport industry trade association based in Harnsburg.

"This award is recognition that Thermamax insulation systems fulfill the highest quality standards and continue to be absolutely suited to installation in the marine environment“, commented Daniel Langenbacher, responsible for Quality Management at Thermamax.
Guideline 96/98/EG (Marine  Equipment Directive, MED for short), which has been in force since 1999 and applies to all ships flagged under a European member state, has the purpose of ensuring the free transport of goods within the European Union using a common safety standard for marine equipment. Equipment certified in accordance with the guideline can then be fitted to any ship sailing under an EU flag. Module D relates specifically to the quality systems used in the manufacture, testing and acceptance of the products concerned. „This means fulfilling many requirements, for example, standards on fire protection and also the rules of the International Agreement on Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).“, explained Daniel Langenbacher. „As an important partner to the OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the marine sector, we strive to constantly expand and improve our quality standards. For example we get our own products certified with EU type-approval for fire protection, or we carry out thermography at the OEM as a basis for acceptance by the insurance company involved“, said the Quality Manager.

The new certification is valid until 24th April 2016 and continuing compliance with the requirements will be checked by an annual audit.