Our technical expertise, experience and client awareness have allowed us to place
ourselves as one of the leading Marine Type Approval laboratories in the world.

Marine Type Approval

What is Marine Type Approval?

Marine Type Approval is a mandatory requirement for voyage and safety critical apparatus installed on any classified vessel. The 10 major class societies regulate and audit vessels which are registered to them. If your apparatus is to be installed on a Lloyds Register or ABS ship for example then the apparatus must be type approved to the individual requirements of both classes and certified with these class societies.

The requirements differ between each organisation. There are ten major class societies in total, our experience with type approving our own systems has allowed us to develop a test plan and test report which meets the requirements of all 10 societies in one test suite.

MS Testing are one of the Leading Marine Type Approval Laboratories in the World

Our technical expertise, experience and client awareness have allowed us to position ourselves as one of the leading Marine Type Approval laboratories in the world. MS Testing have built a reputation within the industry on the basis of our client service, flexibility and knowledge. Our services are recognised and accepted by all of the 10 major class societies without question.

MS Testing can offer advice and guidance through every step of the process as well as frequent testing updates.

Why Clients Choose MS Testing for Marine Type Approval

The capacity and infrastructure of our facility is such that we can offer very short lead times while still remaining extremely competitively priced. While variations in testing requirements do mean some systems will take longer to complete we aim to complete testing and issue our reports within fifteen working days. This means that you can start selling your type approved equipment sooner. We are confident you will not find the same level of service and value elsewhere.

Our unique business model enables clients to send their equipment from anywhere in the world for testing. Clients can also accompany their products to witness the testing first-hand. In both cases we can act as a 'one-stop-shop' for all your type approval testing needs, with all testing completed in-house.

Laboratory Accreditation

MS Testing (formerly Mariner Systems) is UKAS Accredited (Test Laboratory No. 4413) and has also been recognized by Bureau Veritas as per BV Note NR320. This recognition formally acknowledges that the facilities, organisational structure and associated quality procedures make our Test Laboratory suitable for the supervision of environmental tests on products for use in a marine environment (including Marine Directive 96/98 applications).

Marine Type Approval

MS Testing can offer you the complete service for all your marine type approval requirements, working with all the main type approval societies. We can produce a testing program based on Test Specification E10 issued by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and EN 60945.

Contact Us

Contact our Laboratory Manager today for your free no obligation quotation in order to see how we can help bring your product to market. Our quotation will detail your requirements, applicable standards, turnaround time and price. We believe that we cannot be beaten in terms of expertise, facilities, service or price. Why not put us to the test?