MED Certificate

The EU Directive on Marine Equipment (96/98 EC) entered into force 1 January 1999, most recently amended by Commission Directive 2009/26/EC (5th amendment, mandatory from 6th of April 2010). The MED Directive requires that certain marine equipment to be certified and specifies basic requirements for manufacturers as well as products. This conformity assessment procedure applies both to the design and the production phase. The directive applies to equipment manufactured from 1 January 1999 being placed on board a new or existing ship flying the flag of an EU country or Norway or Iceland (EFTA countries).

The purpose of the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) is to:
• Enhance safety at sea and the prevention of marine pollution through uniform application of international instruments (IMO Conventions, Resolutions, Circulars and relevant international testing standards) related to the equipment in question.
• Ensure the free movement of equipment within the European Economic Area (EEA), consisting of the EU and EFTA Member States.

NAF S 227® Fire Extinguishing Systems have successfully completed test protocol IMO MSC/Circ. 848 as amended by IMO MSC.1/Circ. 1267. The relevant DNV MED EC Type-Examination Certificate no. MED-B-8996 has been issued. According to the new MSC.1/Circ. 1267 the concentration of agent to be used in the fire extinguishing tests should be 77% of the manufacturer’s recommended design concentration thus providing an additional safety factor compared to the previous requirement of MSC/Circ.848.