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Marine Electronics Testing

Accepted for Issue of Type Approval Certificates

Business Challenge

To remain competitive as a manufacturer or importer of marine electronic products, you seek to verify products that will function effectively over their expected lifetime. You want to work with one service provider to obtain Type Approval Certificates for your products to be accepted for installation in a marine application. Since January 1, 1999, designated equipment to be placed on board European (EU and associated EEA countries Norway and Iceland) ships has to bear a special marine mark of conformity to the relevant technical standards - the wheel mark (see graphic on next page). Designated equipment includes lifesaving appliances, marine pollution prevention, fire protection, engine control, navigation and radio communications equipment.


Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Electrical and Electronic Product Line (E&E) is working together with Bureau Veritas Marine to test electronic products. E&E test data is now accepted by Bureau Veritas Marine for the issue of Type Approval Certificates, including International Association of Classification Societies Ltd. (IACS) E-10, typically used for control, protection and safety, and internal communication equipment. OUR APPROACH The Marine Division of Bureau Veritas is recognized by more than 120 flag authorities representing 80% of classed world fleet, to perform surveys and issue statutory certificates on their behalf. In accordance with Rules for the Classification of Steel Ships, Bureau Veritas Marine performs regular quality assessments of marine equipment & materials manufacturers in view of issuing Works Recognition Certificates, within Bureau Veritas Mode I, or Bureau Veritas Mode II, in accordance with Society’s Rule Note NR 320 R1. Production conformity assessment of equipment granted with MCA and/or MMF Type Approval Certificates is carried out within these schemes. Gap Analysis Bureau Veritas Marine performs Type Approval of marine equipment listed in Annex A of the Marine Equipment Directive, Council Directive 96/98EC, as amended (Notified Body No.: 0062). Per Annex B of this directive, Bureau Veritas performs the following conformity assessments: • Module B - EC Type Examination (Design Assessment) • Module D - Production-Quality Assurance • Module E - Product-Quality Assurance • Module F - Product Verification • Module G - Unit Verification Typical products that Electrical and Electronics can test are grouped into two major categories: Deck and navigation; or Machinery and safety equipment.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Reputation Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a leading global quality assurance provider with more than 33,000 employees operating out of 850 offices and laboratories in over 140 countries. Worldwide Locations With dedicated and experienced test and approvals engineers and inspectors in every major sourcing area worldwide, Bureau Veritas offers you the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it. Technical Knowledge & Leadership Bureau Veritas, as one of the leading notified bodies recognized in the industry, can provide services to ship owners, shipyards and equipment manufacturers globally in relation to the EU marine equipment conformity mark. Bureau Veritas is also authorized by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (UK), AMSA (Australia) and MMF (France) to issue national Type Approval Certificates under their authority. Personalized Service Bureau Veritas recognizes the value that certification can bring. As such, we offer customized and specialized services to meet your safety compliance needs throughout your supply chain. If asked to intervene at an early stage, we can offer suggestions to enhance the product’s approval success without sacrificing innovation or creativity.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find a list of approved products?

    VeriSTAR is the online directory that provides general information on the various products and services offered by the Bureau Veritas Marine Division. This directory provides owners and managers with readily available updated information. It provides detailed information on the class status of their ships; expiry dates of class and statutory certificates; next due surveys; and any recommendation(s) endorsed on certificates. The public information section of VeriSTAR is accessible to everyone and comprises general information about the Bureau Veritas Group and the Marine Division. The public information is available under the three tabs “General Info”, “Services” and “Products”. The list of approved products can be viewed at:

  • How do I request a quote for testing Marine Electronics?

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