GE Receives Germanischer Lloyd Certification
GE Transportation's marine business announced it has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for its 8-, 12- and 16-cylinder, medium-speed diesel engines. Germanischer Lloyd, based in Hamburg, Germany, has been acting as an impartial, independent classification society since 1867, and is a founding member of the International Association of Classification Societies.
"By obtaining the prestigious Germanischer Lloyd certification, we continue to reinforce GE's commitment to offering customers low life-cycle cost diesel engines that can operate on inland waterways virtually anywhere in the world," said John Manison, manager of GE Transportation's marine and stationary power business. "GE diesel engines also hold other certifications including the Central Commission for Navigation of the Rhine, MAPROL and EPA Tier 1. In addition, our engines are currently EPA Tier 2-capable," Manison added.
To achieve the GL certification, GE undertook a two-part process. For the design assessment phase, GE supplied detailed engine drawings for GL review and approval. Next as part of the type test phase, a 100-hour continuous test was conducted at GE's state-of-the-art Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., engine development laboratory. Onsite component disassembly and inspection by GL representatives followed.
The certification is valid for five years, during which time annual and intermediate surveys are conducted on GE's engines.