Customs/FYCO Measurements

Containers selected for a physical check must be measured prior to opening the container by an intermediate gas measuring expert. He/she is authorised to mark the container as safe to enter. Customs lays down several requirements the measurement must meet. The allowed measuring techniques are laid down. Measurements need to be checked within two hours prior to entering the container and regulations have been drawn up about which gases and vapours require checking. These gases and vapours are added to the EWS measuring process.

Ship measurement

Fumigation in ship holds is often carried out during navigation. For instance, bulk cargo’s of ship hatches with grain loads. Before the ship arrives at the unloading location it should be determined whether all fumigation gases are removed. To this end, a gas-free certificate is compulsory. EWS has specially trained staff for this including the required equipment to provide this gas-free certificate.

Tank measurement

A tank is an enclosed space and before maintenance staff can enter it, it should be determined whether the space is safe to enter. The EWS gas measurement specialists are trained to carry out this measurement professionally and thus protect the maintenance staff against health risks.

Shed / Warehouse measurement

Goods unloaded in the warehouse often still emit gases and vapours. To make sure that fellow workers are not exposed to gases and vapours over the limits during the work, it is possible to carry out an investigation. Our expert draws up a measurement protocol with you. All results are summarised surveyably in a detailed report.

Measurement techniques

EWS has a wide range of measurement techniques at its disposal;

  • GC-MS
  • SIFT-MS
  • FTIR
  • Various types of sensors
  • Gas detection tubes

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