Accredited Laboratory Testing ServicesIHM Expert cooperates with our group company AÇEVA-Analytical Environmental Analysis Laboratory, which has an internationally accredited comprehensive test and analysis list for laboratory testing and analysis activities. For detailed information about the laboratory, you can get information by visiting the website. www.analitikcevre.com
Parameters Covered Under EU SRR & MEPC
ACEVA Laboratories is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory, engaged in the testing of samples collected for preparation of the IHM. The laboratory’s scope of accreditation covers the parameters required for testing as per the Materials listed in Annex I of the EU SRR and Appendix 1 (Table A & Table B) of the HKC / Resolution MEPC.269(68) (adopted on 15 May 2015). Analysis is done following the best practices detailed in the EMSA’s Best Practice Guidance On The Development And Maintenance Of The IHM.
AÇEVA has extensive facilities for carrying out these tests as per the prescribed methodologies suggested in the guidelines. Currently the laboratory is involved in carrying out IHM analysis for a large number of vessels worldwide.
What Hazardous Materials Should Be Inspected and Tested?Many hazardous materials in the marine industry come in the form of explosives, flammable and combustible substances, poisons, toxins and radioactive materials. Often these substances hazardous to both health and the environment are released as a result of misuse or substances are unknowingly disturbed.
Commonly ships and offshore platforms will contain quantities of Asbestos, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Organotin Compounds, inc TBTs and microbiological contaminants, Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS). Heavy Metals, Polybrominated biphenyl (PBBs), Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCN - more than 3 chlorine atoms), Radioactive substances, Certain short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP - Alkanes, C10-C13, chloro), Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) and Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD). within the structure, plant or componentry. These substances, as detailed within Maritime Environmental Protection Committee; MEPC 269(68) and Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013, should be tested during your Inventory of Hazardous Materials survey and included in the subsequent report.
The Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) was introduced in 2009 and will be a mandatory requirement for all ships weighing over 500GT in the near future. However, the European Union has introduced the requirement that all ships visiting its ports will have to have an approved IHM by December 2020.
Our CapabilitiesInternationally ISO 17025 accredited, our laboratory demonstrates competence in testing and calibrating results.
We have developed our team have developed a suite of services including multi hazardous materials:
Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs)
Organotin Compounds, inc Tributyltin(TBTs)
Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)
Polybrominated biphenyl (PBBs)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCN - more than 3 chlorine atoms)
Certain short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP - Alkanes, C10-C13, chloro)
Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS)
What Are My Responsibilities?The European Union adopted the Hong Kong Convention 2009 early (in 2013) outlining requirements that ships flying the flag of Member States of the Union and recycling facilities within the EU have to fulfill in order to make sure that ship recycling takes place in an environmentally safe manner, protecting both people and the surrounding environment.
If you are a ship or fleet owner bearing the EU member states flag, you are required by law to conduct an initial Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) survey by December 2020. Our team provides trusted accredited testing services for hazardous materials on vessels around the world, whether they are newly built, currently trading, or due to be recycled.