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Marine asbestos inspection from SGS - ensure your ships are asbestos free and prove compliance with international requirements.

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The International Marine Organization (IMO) requires all materials used in ships to be free of asbestos. Meeting this requirement can be difficult, as raw materials can come from subcontractors who may not be forthcoming about the composition of the items they supply. Our marine asbestos inspection service will identify any materials containing asbestos in your ships and monitor your shipyard for asbestos in the air, reducing your risk of non-compliance with IMO regulations.

Why Use Marine Asbestos Inspection from SGS?

Marine asbestos inspection will enable you to:

  • Reduce the risk of asbestos contamination during the production process
  • Prevent the introduction of asbestos into the supply chain
  • Ensure environmental safety
  • Prove compliance with IMO Resolution MSC.282(86), the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships and Regulation (EU) No.1257/2013 of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 20 November 2013

A Reputation for Excellence in Marine Services Inspection and Testing

Our marine specialist team has the expertise to ensure your ships meet the unique requirements of the marine industry’s regulatory agencies. You can be confident knowing we are accredited as a qualified service supplier by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

Our service includes:

  • Asbestos lab test
  • Asbestos monitoring
  • Asbestos inspection on board
  • Shipyard/manufacturer chain management
  • Third party delegates detection of asbestos
  • Asbestos abatement plan
  • Asbestos waste treatment

Our major test methods and standards:

  • X-ray diffractometer:

    • NIOSH 9000: 1994
    • ISO 22262-2
    • JIS A 1481:2008
    • EPA/600/R-93/116
    • GB/T 23263-2009
    • GB/T 15344-1994

  • Polarized light microscope:

    • NIOSH 9002
    • ISO 22262-1
    • EPA/600/R-93/116
    • JIS A 1481:2008

  • Transmission/Scanning electron microscope:

    • EPA/600/R-93-116
    • ISO/DIS 22262-2 (draft)

  • Phase contrast microscope:

    • JIS A 1481:2008
    • GBZ/T 192.5-2007

Contact us today to find out how you can use our marine asbestos inspection service to ensure your ships and shipyard are free of asbestos contamination and prove compliance with international standards for asbestos free ships.