Ship classification in line with industry demand
In shipbuilding, classification societies use their own technical rules and regulations as the basis for assessing whether the ship and its technical equipment, such as the engines and their components, are suitably safe.
Database for researching class requirements
30.10.2013 The VDMA has set itself the goal of introducing transparency into the catalogue of requirements established by the classification societies and ensuring that its member companies can access the current rules.
New edition of the VDMA emissions brochure
03.02.2017 The fully revised “Emissions legislation for diesel and gas engines” is now available in printed form and as a PDF file. The brochure contains a clear and concise overview of the most important legislation and limits on emissions from diesel and gas engines in ships and boats, stationary power plants, mobile machinery and trains.
Focus on reducing emissions
31.10.2013 There has been a huge increase in the outlay involved in complying with the emission limit values for the engine industry and manufacturers of engine-powered machinery and systems.
There have been no uniform standards for natural gas in Europe to date. And seeing as gas was generally supplied through pipelines from Russia and has a reliably high methane number and low sulphur content, uniform standards have so far not been a requirement either.
The VDMA coordinates and performs national, European and international standardisation activities for engines on behalf of the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN – Deutsches Institut für Normung).