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Coronavirus information

31.03.2020

PIA is continuously monitoring relevant developments associated with the spread of the Coronavirus and has taken preventive action to safeguard personnel and to ensure the continuation of all testing services.

Testing is currently carried out without constrictions and new orders may be placed as usual. Should any issues arise which might impact our ability to carry out testing services in the future, we will immediately notify all affected customers.

To protect the health of all associated personnel we kindly ask to refrain from any non-scheduled site visits or unannounced deliveries, unless mutually agreed on beforehand.

We will gladly be available for regular communications via telephone and email.
If you require further information, please feel free to contact us as at any time.

Stay safe and healthy!
The PIA-team

Horizontal notification for EN ISO 11925-2 - Reaction to fire

25.02.2020

PIA GmbH is now notified for testing of the essential characteristic “reaction to fire” according to EN ISO 11925-2 (Ignitability of products subjected to direct impingement of flame / Single-flame source test).
Ignitability tests for fire classification may be conducted for all construction products under CPR Annex V.3.

Further information is available in the Material tests / Reaction to fire section.
Visit Notified Body 1739 on NANDO for notification details.

EN 11925 2 news01

PIA GmbH approved by U.S. Coast Guard as Independent Laboratory for testing of Ballast Water Management Systems

3.11.2019

PIA GmbH expands maritime testing services as an Independent Laboratory (IL) and received a letter of acceptance by the United States Coast Guard Office for Operating and Environmental Standards for testing of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) to meet the requirements in 46 CFR 162.060.

 IL Acceptance

PIA provides this service in collaboration with its sub-laboratories:

  • Ankron Water Services GmbH, Germany
  • Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore SAS, France
  • Golden Bear Facility at California State University Maritime Academy, USA
  • Phoenix Testlab GmbH, Germany

In addition, PIA is accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard for testing of marine sanitation devices and oily water separators:

  • Recognized Facility for evaluating, inspecting and testing marine sanitation devices for compliance with the standards and regulations in 33 CFR Part 159 as promulgated under section 312 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1322).
  • Qualified Facility for evaluating, inspecting and testing of sewage treatment plants for compliance with the standards and regulations in IMO Resolution MEPC.227(64) and in 33 CFR Part 159 as promulgated under section 312 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1322).
  • Recognized Facility for collecting and testing effluent in certain Alaskan waters from cruise vessel operations for compliance with the standards and regulations in Subpart E to 33 CFR Part 159 as promulgated under section 1(a)(4) in Pub. L. 106-554.
  • Designated Facility for performing approval testing on pollution prevention equipment (PPE) for compliance with the standards and regulations contained in IMO Resolutions MEPC.107(49), MEPC.108(49) & MEPC.240(65) and 46 CFR 162.050, as promulgated under the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (33 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.). PPE includes 15 ppm bilge separators and 15 ppm bilge alarms.