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1. HistoryThe Research Institute of Marine Engineering (RIME) has been established on November, 1972 for the safety of life at sea and prevention of marine pollution through various testing and safety research & development of ship equipments, approved by Ministry of Transport (now; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport), sponsored by Japan Foundation.
2. Present ActivitiesIn recent years, Japanese shipbuilding industry is the champion of the world but so the ship equipment manufacturers are small in capital and scale comparatively, it is necessary to support research and development of these manufacturers by evaluating new technologies and type testing of ship equipments.3. Organization Chart and Contact Person
RIMEfs main activities are divided into testing works and research works.
2.1@RIME's testing works are as ANNEX 1
2.2 As research works, research and development of ship equipments, technical investigation for establishing technical standards, test standards for type approval are carried out at RIME, not only for Japanese government rules but also for IMO regulations and ISO standards.
RIMEfs engineers participate in some committees of IMO/ISO in the capacity of Japanese government
2.3 On the other hand, RIMEfs testing and research activities are separated by application/contract as follows;
@ Test by Request
Test by request is carried out according to the ordered specification,
Shipfs Safety Law, rules of classification society, etc.
If necessary, test report in Japanese/English is issued.
A Use of Testing Facilities
Applicant may use RIMEfs testing facilities for tests. In this case, RIMEfs engineers assist how to use the testing facilities and give necessary technical information.
B Research Works
Research and technical investigations are carried out in accordance with the specifications by the contract.
RIMEfs organization chart is attached to ANNEX 4 and if any necessary information is needed, please contact the following persons by e-ail/fax/ telephone.
@ Environment Testing & Life-Saving Appliances Division
ETest for Paint Systems: Mr. S. Nagasawa
Elife-saving appliances: Mr. T. Itagki
Ematerial-test, constant-temperature test, constant-humidity test ; Mr. S. Ymamoto
Echemical analysis(oil separator, cone calorimeter, chemical analysis for container material of dangerous goods) ; Mr. S. Nagasawa
A@Containers & Electric Devices Division
Etransportable container and packing, sound ; Mr. Y. Maruyama
Enavigational equipment, EMC, acceleration pick-up, explosive safety,;@Mr. M. Fujiyosi
Evibration, shock and rolling test ; Mr. M. Itoh
B eire Safety Division
Efire test of IMO FTP Code Part 1 ;Mr. T. Hiraoka
Efire test of IMO FTP Code Part 2 ; Mr. S. Nagasawa
Efire test of IMO FTP Code Part 3`4 ;Mr. F. Yamagishi
Efire test of IMO FTP Code Part 5`6, other fire test ;Mr. T. Hiraoka
Efire test of IMO FTP Code Part 7`9 ; Mr. S. Yamamoto
C General Technical Information ; Mr. M. Fujiyoshi