Marine & offshore

FORCE Technology – your flexible partner within design, test, and approval of maritime equipment, and measurements of EMC, EMF, and acoustic noise on accommodation and production platforms.

The manufacturers of radio and telecommunications equipment, Voyage Data Recorders (‘black boxes’), Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), life rafts, ballast water systems, electronic control, protection and safety equipment, and similar equipment for maritime or offshore use, must move through a jungle of requirements from classification companies, national and international authorities, EU Directives, and customers, when the equipment shall be certified.

We have provided the industry with test services for more than 30 years. We provide service, specification, design guidelines, verification, marine type testing and modification. To ensure robust products and to shorten the path to the final approval, it is important to integrate knowledge of the requirements into the early development phase.

We have many years of experience in collaborating with classification companies such as NV-GL, Lloyd’s, Bureau Veritas, ABS, RINA, RS, CCS, CRS, IRS, NK and PRS, IMO, US Coast Guard, and Notified Bodies under the Marine Directive, to ensure that you as the manufacturer of maritime equipment, gain the easiest access to approvals and certification.

Equipment for the offshore industry is also subject to stringent requirements because of the harsh environment, and safety and working environment requirements. We can provide advice about safety, acoustic noise and the requirements for not exceeding the maximum limits for EMC and EMF from electrical equipment and antennas, which can affect other equipment and the people who work on the platforms.

We provide you with answers to the questions:

How do I get started doing a type approval test?

Which tests/measurements/assessments must be carried out to achieve type approval or acceptance from the authorities?

How can I get help if my equipment must be modified to meet the requirements?

Important standards


IEC 60945

IEC 60092-504

IMO Resolution MEPC.174(58)

USCG 46 CFR 162.060-30

IEC 60533

IEC 61174

IEC 61996


Lloyd’s Test specification Number 1

Relevant services

Advice about legal requirements

Development of test programmes

Design review

Informative tests

Marine type tests

Test of Ballast Water Systems


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