HPi Verification Services are at Boatlife 2024

To further support the UK’s Inland Waterways boatbuilder and Sailaway builders, HPi Verification Ltd are sponsoring this year’s Inland Waterways section at the Boatife Boat Show.

Running from 15th to 18th February the Boatlife Show has grown year on year. HPi will have members of our team at the show every day should you wish to arrange a meeting.

Alasdair was delighted to have had the opportunity to visit the famous, The Landing School

Alasdair was thrilled to visit the renowned The Landing School, where he engaged with an accomplished class of yacht design students. His presentation on designing to ISO standards was met with enthusiasm and attentiveness. “I explained that while technical standards are perceived as a brake on creativity, innovation can be maximised by identifying the parameters the standards constrain most at the outset, and designing around them—rather than completing a design and then having to compromise it, to fit the standards afterward.”

As well as its yacht design course, The Landing School offers a multidisciplinary program that allows students to learn how to work with wood and composite materials, honing their skills through the construction of various watercraft. The courses cover the full spectrum from traditional boats and methods, to the design students who were exceptionally innovative and modern in approach.

Impressed by the calibre of the students and their diverse design projects, Alasdair wished them all the best for their bright futures.

 

HPi Verification Services to Provide Free Compliance Advice at Crick Boat Show

Boat builders and enthusiasts attending the Crick Boat Show from Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27, 2024, can benefit from expert compliance guidance courtesy of HPi Verification Services Ltd, who will offer free advice to attendees seeking clarity on compliance matters. With accreditation from UKAS, the government-appointed national body, HPi aim to simplify the complexities of compliance for boat builders, owners, and surveyors. Visit HPi Verification Services at stand WW76 in the Waterways World Boating Marquee to access valuable insights on adherence to regulatory standards.

Additionally, HPi Verification Services will be hosting two boating compliance masterclass presentations on Saturday and Sunday, with times to be announced soon.

Tickets available here

HPiVS appointed a Corporate Member of IEMA

The International Electric Marine Association (https://iema.org/), which was formed in August 2023, has just unveiled a freshly re-branded website which now includes HPiVS as a new corporate member.

The association’s website states “IEMA is a global alliance of companies from across the electric marine industry specifically focused on accelerating this sector’s remarkable growth towards sustainability and unblocking all future obstacles as they emerge.”

IEMA have welcomed HPiVS input to the group in order to seek the harmonisation of safety-related methods and thresholds at a time when manufacturers are in-front of the standards committees . There are many ways to address the same safety issue. They may not all provide the same degree of safety but there is a threshold no product should fall below.

Anyone interested in joining the association should contact IEMA directly via the website. Please contact HPiVS with any other queries.

HPiVS leading the update for boat stability (ISO 12217) at Dusseldorf Boatshow

The next revision of all 3 parts of the RCD’s “mother” standard, ISO 12217, began on 22nd January 2024, at the Dusseldorf Boatshow.  HPiVS’ CEO, Alasdair Reay, has been appointed as ISO Project Leader for sail boats (parts 2 & 3) but also attended part 1.  The meetings, spread over 5 days, considered the many comments submitted by the industry to ICOMIA’s “improvement list”, over the years.  There were also some wider discussions about the ‘design’ of the standards. No firm decisions were taken at the meeting but there appears to be consensus that the stability assessment of sailing multihulls needs its own ‘part 4’.

 

We shall see but one thing is certain: the standards will be far clearer to read and interpret after this update.

 

Anyone with feedback or comments regarding ISO 12217 are encouraged to contact HPiVS if they wish the committee to consider their concerns or suggestions.

HPiVS Achieves Milestone with ASME Authorized Inspector Certification

HPi Verification Services proudly announces the successful completion of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Authorized Inspector Commission Course by one of its skilled professionals Vladislav Maslov. This significant achievement reinforces HPiVS’ commitment to maintaining the highest standards in the inspection and verification of pressure equipment.

 

The comprehensive course, spanning both theoretical and practical aspects, consisted of two key components. The theoretical segment, conducted by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors in September 2022, equipped the professional with a robust foundation in the intricacies of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC). The practical portion involved on-site monitoring by Authorized Inspection Supervisors from HPiVS’ esteemed partner, APAVE SA has been provided during 2023.

 

The ASME BPVC, developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, stands as one of the oldest and most esteemed regulations governing the design, fabrication, and inspection of boilers, pressure vessels, and related equipment. Certification in accordance with the BPVC ensures standardized goods and systems globally, streamlining work processes. Furthermore, adherence to recognized codes and regulatory standards facilitates easier access to the global market.

 

With this successful completion of the ASME Authorized Inspector Commission Course, HPiVS is now poised to offer enhanced consulting and inspection services to its clients. The company is ready to provide expertise in accordance with various ASME sections, including:

 

ASME Section I – Power Boilers

ASME Section IV – Heating Boilers

ASME Section VIII (Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3) – Pressure Vessels

This expanded capability empowers HPiVS to better serve its clients, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations, and facilitating their access to global markets.

 

HPiVS remains committed to advancing the proficiency and knowledge of its personnel to provide cutting-edge inspection and verification services to its clientele. This achievement underscores the company’s dedication to excellence in its field of expertise.