Phoenix Testlab is accredited as Notified Body MED
In March Phoenix Testlab was officially recognized by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrografie) as an European Notified Body under the 'Marine Equipment Directive 96/98 / EC (MED)'.
Phoenix Testlab is therefore authorized to issue approvals for marine equipment in the fields of navigation and radio equipment for the European market. Directive 96/98 / EC regulates the procedure of approval for marine equipment on ships under European flags.
Marine equipment in Annex A.1 of Directive subject to a conformity assessment procedure, which includes the approval by a Notified Body (Notified Body). The approved marine equipment can be installed and used on any ship under an EU flag without further national authorization. The manufacturer can affix the wheel icon ( "wheel mark") as a mark of conformity.
According to the MRA (Mutual Recognition Agreement) between the EU and the US, the Notified Body Phoenix Testlab may also give the United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval number. Another approval process by the USCG in the US is no longer necessary.
For radio-technical equipment is an additional approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States necessary, which can also be issued by Phoenix Testlab.
For many years Phoenix Testlab is a competent partner of the shipbuilding industry and helps many manufacturers of conventional industrial products, to place their products successfully in the ship. In addition to a comprehensive classification management, the company covers a large part of the required tests at their laboratories.
With the performed recognition of the BSH as Notified Body MED, the company continues to expand its range of services.
Manufacturer of products for maritime applications benefit from the experience and expertise of Phoenix Testlab:
- As an accredited testing laboratory for EMC, Environmental Simulation, Radio and Electrical safety
- As a Notified Body MED 96/98 / EC for navigation and radio equipment, including United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval for navigation equipment
- As a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Approval of radio equipment on ships.
- As Approved Testing Laboratory of DNV GL
- As a DNV GL Sublab of the US Coast Guard for Ballast Water Treatment Systems (EMC and Environmental Simulation)
- As a close partner of all major classification societies for shipbuilding Classification