As of May 26 2016, Pfannenberg is the ONLY Marine Equipment Directive approved manufacturer worldwide.
On board safety is mandatory and the quality of installed Signaling Devices is key to avoid risks of injuries whatever the conditions. Pfannenberg is proud to be the only manufacturer whose product quality is certified by the Marine Equipment Directive. This certification is also valid in the US with the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for testing and approvals according to the 96/98/EC Directive.
What is the MED Marine Approval?
The MED Mark of Conformity confirms that a product or piece of equipment is approved for use on board EU member state ships and ships of countries which have agreed to apply the Marine Equipment Directive 96/98/EC. This is sometimes referred to as the ‘wheelmark’ or ‘wheel mark’ and also known as M.E.D/MED approval or certification. It provides confirmation that the equipment or product is suitable for marine industry use.
Its purpose is:
- To enhance safety at sea
- To improve the protection of the marine environment
- To facilitate free trade of marine equipment within the European Union while maintaining a common safety level.
All approved and authorized products are stored in the MarED database which contains information about over 35,000 authorised devices. Pfannenberg Signaling Devices are the ONLY devices stored in the MarED database for the Fire Alarm Category. Products are tested by an independent third party, for use in the marine environment before being granted an approval certificate.
Our certified Signaling Devices
Pfannenberg offers an extensive range of products and solutions designed specifically to withstand the requirements of the marine industry.
Pfannenberg PATROL PA sounders and PA X combined sounders/beacons are MED certified by Germanischer Lloyd (a Notified Body under the terms of the MED) who has confirmed that these products meet the requirements of the directive.
Pfannenberg's MED certified visual and audible devices include the following:
You can rely on Pfannenberg products whenever you need fire protection alarm devices, such as sounders or visual and audible combination units, for ship and marine applications.
Pfannenberg is proud to provide solutions as a single source to its customers. Our business philosophy – Protection for man, machine and the environment.