Engineering Solutions to Acoustic Problems
NCE holds an external specialist certification in "Ambient Environmental Testing" from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). We are the only company in North America and only one of four companies in the world to acquire such a certification. The certification includes measurements of noise, vibration, lighting, temperature and relative humidity.
In order to receive the certification, NCE was required to develop detailed procedures for testing the parameters listed above, along with a quality assurance plan and instrument calibration procedures. NCE has always laboratory calibrated its field instrumentation on an annual basis. However, a more rigorous methodology and process had to be put in place for ABS. The "Ambient Environmental Testing" certification allows NCE to conduct testing to ABS standards as follows:
If you are building a ship or offshore platform to one of the above ABS standards, seeking the HAB, HAB+, COMF, or COMF+ notations an ABS External Specialist must conduct the final survey to demonstrate compliance. Again, NCE is certified to perform such surveys.
For more information on the ABS standards and External Specialist program go to ABS website: www.eagle.org.
For more information on general marine noise and vibration measurement services go to Shipboard Measurement and Diagnostic Surveys Page.