New Gas Detector from Martek

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Martek Marine 4

Maritime safety equipment innovator, Martek Marine, has released a MED-certified portable gas detector that can be easily and safely recalibrated onboard, providing tamperproof certification to meet the many regulations governing detector calibration.

The Paris and Tokyo MOUs and oil major criteria require calibration records to be kept for all fixed and portable gas detectors onboard. Martek’s Marine 4 is supplied with a self-certification/calibration station which provides the user with fail-safe automatic bump testing and calibration. The seafarer simply places the Marine 4 gas detector in the station, press a button and waits one minute for the detector to be tested and certified, ensuring that calibrations are carried out in a repeatable, tamperproof manner without the possibility of human error. The system then automatically produces a tamper-proof calibration certificate which is acceptable to classification societies, oil majors and port state control.

The Marine 4 removes the high cost of sending detectors ashore for calibration, paying for calibration certificates and the need for additional detectors to cover shortfalls when detectors are ashore. Additional cost savings come from the Marine 4’s increased efficiency, using approximately 75% less gas than manual calibrations which leads to significant savings in wasted gas and additional administration and carriage costs. The robust Marine 4 provides audible and visual alarms in the event of exposure to any of four flammable or toxic gases. The flexible sampling pump reduces risk of exposure further by allowing users to safely carry out pre-entry checks in deep tanks, holds and void spaces.

The testing program can be set to meet individual requirements, for example, daily bump tests with weekly calibration and monthly certification. Responsibility for the testing process and testing frequency is taken away from busy or untrained crew, for maximum safety.

The MED-certified Marine 4 should be welcome news to shipowners after increasing concern about non-approved portable detectors being found on ships. While fixed detectors attract strict scrutiny when they are installed, portable detectors are not subject to the same attention.

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

Fugro Launches Seastar XP2

Fugro Satellite Positioning released its Seastar XP2 PPP GNSS augmentation service on July 1, 2014, which provides increased redundancy for mission-critical offshore

MAN Extends High Speed Power Range

MAN announced it will present a newly developed 12-cylinder V-engine for use in working vessels at the SMM 2014 trade fair in Hamburg, Germany. The German engine

Volvo Penta Offer D4, D6 Series Engine Keel Cooling Option

Volvo Penta of the Americas has announced the availability of a keel cooling option with D4 and D6 marine diesel engines to meet customer demands in the North American marine commercial market.

Marine Equipment

Training Builds Support for Sennebogen Customers

When Sennebogen LLC opened its new headquarters in Stanley, N.C., in 2009, the facility was equipped with one of America’s premier OEM Training Centers for heavy equipment.

Electronic Navigation & Dispute Resolution: Coming of Age

ECDIS, AIS, GPS Electronic navigation systems such as GPS, Electronic Chart Displays (ECDIS) and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) provide great assistance

Harnessing the Wind for Auxiliary Propulsion

Finnish marine engineering company Norsepower Oy Ltd. announced that it will bring to the commercial maritime market an auxiliary wind propulsion solution aimed

Maritime Safety

Ireland Ratifies the MLC

Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced

Electronic Navigation & Dispute Resolution: Coming of Age

ECDIS, AIS, GPS Electronic navigation systems such as GPS, Electronic Chart Displays (ECDIS) and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) provide great assistance

Klüber Obtains Certification for Manufacturing Facilities

Klϋber Lubrication has received the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) ISO 21469 certification at its Londonderry, New Hampshire facility. The certification from

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1874 sec (5 req/sec)