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Norner Has Received Lloyd’s Approval for Marine Coating Testing

We are very happy to inform that we have received certificates recognizing the approval in accordance with both IMO Resolution IMO MSC.215(82) and IMO MSC.288(87) for our Marine coating testing. This is an essential quality standard for test laboratories internationally.

Norner have developed a leading position in third party test services for protective coatings and invested in modern laboratory test facilities. We see an increasing need for test services for coatings and strive to offer a complete range of relevant tests for our clients. This new achievement is a big step to reach this ambitious goal.

Norner is, with this approval, an independent testing institute accredited for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Performance Standards for Protective Coatings (PSPC) test standards.

The relevant standards are IMO Resolution MSC.215 (82) for Seawater Ballast Tanks and IMO Resolution MSC.288 (87) for Cargo Oil Tanks. Norner is now accredited by Lloyd’s Register to perform both these tests.

A Lloyd’s approval proves that our lab is technically leading in quality management and competence. We have since long time also been awarded an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation within protective coating.

This latest certifications from Lloyd’s will give our clients products a good credibility and therefore a higher competitiveness. We will now be able to serve our clients with a full range of coating tests.

“We continuously develop our laboratory services through investments and quality management to satisfy our demanding customers. It is very rewarding for us to achieve this Lloyd’s certification and it confirms that our focus is right.”, says Henning Baann, Business Director in Norner.

According to Lloyd’s list of approved institutes, Norner is one of few approved institutes in Europe for this type of testing. We intend to strengthen our position in this area and have already plans for further expansion both in manning and equipment. A new state of the art development and laboratory facility is currently being built and will be ready in January 2022.The coating lab will be an essential part of this new building, and further expansion is secured through this investment.

Norner offers both 3rd party testing and pre-qualification testing of protective coating within different applications. Our wide range of methods cover cathodic disbonding, corrosion, immersion and UV testing as well as climate exposure procedures and various physical properties.

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