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Standards committees and certified bodies

Scenario planning is essential for a sustainable maritime industry. Do regulations drive technology, and do they adjust to the technologies available on the market?

We are happy to experience that certified bodies support the use of modern technologies. Legislation will be updated in the near future to reflect this. As a result, fears that regulations will interfere with the effective use of new technologies, such as a solid-state DC breaker switch, should be a thing of the past.

We collaborate with and are supported by certified bodies

Our range of Astrol DC breaker switches was type approved in November 2019 by DNV-GL. Type approvals from Lloyds Register and Bureau Veritas will follow soon.

Participation in standards committees

KWx participates in various norm committees, of which our participation in the NEC 18 is most important to our maritime-related activities.

The national standards committee NEC 18 “Electrical installations on ships and on mobile and fixed units in the water” follows all activities of the international standardization in IEC/TC 18. It shows an active and competent committee with a good distribution of all stakeholders in electrical installations on ships. The committee has a long track record and extensive experience in translating national interests to an international level. They closely follow developments and are open to new technology such as alternative energy carriers on board and seek contact with adjacent committees, for example by examining the possibilities for standards for shore connections. The committee has a highly relevant and extensive network, with which frequent contact is maintained.

Do you want more information about our Maritime DC Solutions or participation in standardization committees? Do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact our specialist Peter for more information about this topic

Astrolkwx team member Peter van den Berg

Peter van den Berg

Peter's extensive knowledge of power electronics, electronics and IT combined with his application knowledge, with specialization in maritime DC power grids makes him the perfect sparring partner to electrical engineers.

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