1. History

The 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 Activities

In 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.
RIMEfs 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.
RIMEfs engineers participate in some committees of IMO/ISO in the capacity of Japanese government

2.3 On the other hand, RIMEfs 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,
Shipfs Safety Law, rules of classification society, etc.
If necessary, test report in Japanese/English is issued.

Application Form

‡A Use of Testing Facilities

Applicant may use RIMEfs testing facilities for tests. In this case, RIMEfs engineers assist how to use the testing facilities and give necessary technical information.

Application Form

‡B Research Works

Research and technical investigations are carried out in accordance with the specifications by the contract.

3. Organization Chart and Contact Person

RIMEfs 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

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