Element supports the maritime industry to ensure that marine ships, infrastructure, and cargo are compliant with industry regulations and are safe for the environment.

Element and its sister brands Warringtonfire, Metech, and BM TRADA offer a broad range of environmental, certification, materials, and product testing services from non-destructive inspection to EMC testing and environmental compliance. We support shipyards, shipbuilders, ship furnishers, and other suppliers of the maritime industry to both reduce service failures and ensure marine equipment is compliant with environmental regulations. 

Our team of engaged experts located in testing laboratories across Mainland Europe, North America, Asia, and the U.K. are equipped with state-of-the-art technology that supports our customers during both R&D and the in-service phase of their products' life cycle. The services we offer include mechanical testing of materials, corrosion testing, environmental impact assessment, fire testing, product certification, as well as product qualification of equipment for use in the maritime industry. 

Certification for U.K. registered vessels

Warringtonfire is an Approved Body under the Merchant Shipping Regulations and provides the necessary maritime certification and testing services for products used in vessels sailing in U.K. waters or which are U.K. Registered. They also support customers through Wheelmark approval via Element in the Netherlands, which is also a Notified Body under the Marine Equipment Directive. All of Warringtonfire's laboratories are International Maritime Organization (IMO) listed test centers. 

Calibration and Measurement services

Element offers calibration of instruments and tools in a wide range of areas, including electrical, dimensional, and most mechanical equipment used in the maritime industry. Our expert metrologists also provide on-site geometrical inspection of large components by laser tracking, including vessel frame structures and hulls. 

Element supports customers in optimizing their designs and material choice, reducing service failures, and ensuring products are compliant with relevant national and international regulations. Our role is simple: To make certain that the products and materials we test for our customers are always compliant, safe and fit for purpose.  

For more information about our testing services for the maritime industry, or to request a quote, contact us today.


Our Services

Element has one of the most comprehensive ranges of materials and product qualification testing services for the maritime industry.

Materials Testing

Materials Testing

Find out more about Element's comprehensive ranges of materials testing services available in the TIC sector, covering materials selection, application and performance testing as well as failure analysis testing services.

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Non-Destructive Testing

Find out about the range of NDT services Element uses to evaluate the properties of a material, parts, products, welds, or systems without materially affecting the integrity of the items being tested.

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Calibration Services

Element is the single point of contact for all your instrument calibration, service, and administration needs.  Our laboratories perform ISO/IEC 17025 accredited or traceable calibration at the right quality level according to your requirements. 

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Weld Testing Services

Weld Testing

Our team includes Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI), Certified Welding Engineers (CWEng), and industry-dedicated technical staff to assist with projects across sectors and applications.

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Marine fire testing

Marine Fire Testing

Find out how Warringtonfire provides testing in accordance with  the latest IMO and SOLAS standards.

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Failure Analysis

Find out how Element's global team of failure analysis experts learn from the past, to help prevent future failures in service. 

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Environmental Testing Services

Environmental Testing

Find out how Element’s 90 years of environmental testing services experience together with our growing international footprint continues to meet the ever evolving environmental challenges we all face.

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Coating Testing for Seawater Ballast and Cargo Oil Tanks

Element is accredited to perform the IMO set of testing standards for Protective Coatings of Seawater Ballast Tanks and Cargo Oil Tanks.

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Marine Equipment EMC Testing

Our test facilities for both EMC and environmental provide a comprehensive portfolio of tests to ensure that whatever your marine equipment is and wherever it's locations, we have a test solution that matches your needs.

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Stack Emissions Testing

Stack Emissions Testing

Find out how our stack emissions testing services help our customers to prevent exposure, reduce emissions, improve air quality and achieve regulatory compliance for the industrial installations they operate.

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Noise in the Workplace

Noise in the Workplace

Element's experts have years of experience in carrying out on-site noise assessments. All assessments undertaken by our experts are qualified through the Institute of Acoustics and BOHS, in accordance with the UK HSE guidance L108 "Controlling Noise at Work."

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Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions Testing

Element examines the quantity and composition of Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions (DEEE) to support our clients to reduce the exposure.


Our team of over 6,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.