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Gaseous-state measurement

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For more than 45 years, Eurofins Global Control GmbH has been providing testing for gaseous states and inert states, and its experts have been preparing the relevant gaseous-state, inert-state and safety certificates.

Day and night, on working days and public holidays: our experts are on hand for you round the clock. In the port, on the Elbe or on the high seas, we are there working for you.

All checks and certifications are based on neutral and professional assessments by our experts. Of course, action recommendations are also issued with regard to cleaning and professional separation of areas in order to enable safe working or ventilation of areas.

Gaseous-state certificates

If tankers are to moor outside the designated tanker ports in the Port of Hamburg, a valid gaseous-state certificate with the outcome "Safe to move" must be submitted to the responsible authority prior to mooring and towing.

This certificate is based on a check for the absence of explosive and flammable gases as well as for measurements of the oxygen content in tanks and rooms in hazardous areas.

In inerted cargo tanks, the inert-gas state is checked, and harmful gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphide are eliminated.

As the gaseous-state certificates must be in place in accordance with the Regulation on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Applicable in the Port of Hamburg (LGGVHH) on reaching the port boundary, we perform the measurements for you during the journey on the Elbe to the Port of Hamburg.

This means that our experts go on board with the Elbe pilots or harbour pilots in order to perform the measurements and issue corresponding certificates promptly.

Safety certificates

For open-flame, firing and welding work to be performed safely, it is essential to check the status of the rooms or tanks where work of this kind is to be performed.

If measurement of oxygen content, checking for explosive or flammable gases and gaseous mixtures and visual inspection on-site show that it is possible to work safely, a safety certificate with the outcome "Safe for open-flame work" is issued.

As a result of this, individual specifications of shipyards regarding the safety of employees can also be checked, and compliance can be certified.