Marine Chemist Certificates document the date and time of survey, tests results and limits of detection, spaces surveyed, safety designations, and instructions for performing all work safely.  Standard safety designations are “ATMOSPHERE SAFE FOR WORKERS”, “NOT SAFE FOR WORKERS”, “ENTER WITH RESTRICTIONS”, “SAFE FOR HOT WORK”, “NOT SAFE FOR HOT WORK”, “SAFE FOR LIMITED HOT WORK”, “SAFE FOR SHIPBREAKING”, “INERTED”, “INERTED FOR FLAMMABLE COMPRESSED GAS”, and “SAFE FOR LAY-UP”.   Inspections and Certificates are performed and written in accordance with NFPA® 306, Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels.
Inertion can be performed in a tank or hollow structure by filling the area with inert gas so as to prevent the ignition of flammable gas(es) or combustible material(s) during hot work.  This process is sometimes the most efficient method of attaining a SAFE FOR HOT WORK designation as it can be less time consuming, less expensive, and easier than cleaning or filling the affected areas with water.
Training regimens can be tailored to meet the needs of any customer.  Though most of our programs have been prepared for and presented to shipyard personnel, we have also addressed those working in firefighting and other emergency medical services, small boatyard, marine and industrial tank cleaning, repair, and maintenance, marine and industrial blasting and coating, and several other industries.  Call us for a consultation to discuss the preparation of a training regimen specific to your field and needs and we will be happy to assist in any way possible.
Not exactly sure how to prepare for or perform a job safely?  Maybe almost all of the details are hashed out, but you still have a few concerns.  We encourage you to give us a call if you are ever in a bind or need a little advice or reassurance in ensuring your project goes smoothly and safely as planned.
MET-Chem, Inc. specializes in providing National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-certificated Marine Chemist services. Some of our environmental and safety services include visual inspections, atmospheric testing, and issuance of Marine Chemist Certificates, consultations, inertions, and specialized training for confined space entry and Shipyard Competent Persons. Our goal is to provide knowledgeable, professional, and prompt service to protect and preserve life, health, property, and the environment in the maritime industry. The NFPA-certified Marine Chemists of MET-Chem, Inc. adhere to the safety standards set forth in NFPA® 306, Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels, and 29 CFR 1915, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Shipyard Employment. Our chemists undergo certification and recertification every five (5) years in accordance with the “Rules for the Certification and Recertification of Marine Chemists”. They are members of the Marine Chemist Association and regularly attend continuing education seminars.