New Technology Ensures Standards Complaince for Marine Ballast Water Panels

Marine specialist CMR Group has invested in the latest electrical test technology to ensure the highest standards of product performance and quality assurance for its advanced marine control systems.

Rick Charles, Technical Projects Manager at CMR UK said, "CMR has installed a dedicated compliance test station incorporating Seaward HAL multifunction test technology to ensure that new marine control panels demonstrate compliance with rigorous industry standards".


The new tester is primarily being used to provide HV dielectric testing and insulation resistance measurement on panel assemblies to meet customer performance specifications and verify compliance with marine classification society rules, including Lloyds Register, DNV-GL and IEC standards.

To meet this need, the new test station combines the performance of a production line safety tester with load and power factor measurement for component and assembly energy consumption and ratings assessments.

 Incorporating AC/DC Hipot (flash/dielectric strength), the tester can perform load and power functional tests, insulation, ground/earth bond testing to 40A, load switching to 30A with measurement to 100mA and leakage to 100µA.

For automatic operation the new test station is driven by specialist Safety e-Base Pro software, that enables fully customisable test sequences to be set up and operated via a PC. This helps to reduce the risk of human error during testing and supports the traceability of test records with the storage of all test dat directly to the company network.

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