META

 

META

Marine Environmental Testing & Analysis LLC

META is an affiliate of C. Fly Marine Services LLC., with over 20 years in the Marine Industry. We can handle all of your Habitability assessment needs for new vessel designs, older vessel re-certification or vessel alteration re-certification needs. Our Test Plans will ensure complete documentation compliance and testing in the services seen below.

META is recognized by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to supply Ambient Environmental Testing Certification to vessel owners and operators. META provides clients with accurate measurements for ABS standards HAB, HAB+, and HAB++ specifications as well as International Labor Organization’s (ILO) MLC-ACCOM certification.

Our Services

Accommodation Area Criteria Testing and Analysis

To promote maritime safety, efficiency, and habitability. Also, to promote reliable performance by reducing the potential for fatigue and human error. May also enhance morale, recruiting, retention, comfort, and overall quality of life at sea.

Lighting Analysis and Testing

Assessing the IL luminance levels of general lighting and task lighting on vessels. Verifying standards for crew visual task performance and facilitate crew movements, well-being and safety onboard vessels is monitored as well.

Indoor Climate Testing

Monitoring and analyzing ambient qualities of air temperature, air velocity, and relative humidity. To add, we perform vertical and horizontal gradient temperature differential testing.

Noise Testing and Analysis

To improve crew performance and to facilitate communication and sleep in appropriate vessel spaces. An additional goal is to enhance crew safety and comfort.

Whole Body Vibrations Analysis

Assessing whole body vibrations relating to habitability onboard vessels. Another objective is to limit potential vibration related interference with work tasks and to improve crew comfort.

Testing Personnel

Joseph Pizzitola

Charles Fly

Matthew Foreman

Jenna Pool

Marc Molaison

Sean Gravolet

All personnel listed above are also employees of C. Fly Marine Services. These personnel will not be conducting measurements on vessels that are designed by C. Fly Marine Services. For more information, please contact Jenna Pool at the e-mail below.

Our Equipment

META owns and maintains equipment for measuring, recording, and analyzing sound and vibration. Our inventory includes sound level meters, precision microphone systems, accelerometers, instrumentation tape recorders, a community noise analyzer, and dual channel real time spectrum analyzers. We have sound and vibration sources, hot wire anemometers, and temperature probes for various diagnostic testing.

Accelerometer Calibrator

We use the Model 394C06 PCB Piezotronics Calibrator which is essential for the checking of vibration measurement, monitoring, and recording systems using piezoelectric accelerometers.

Acoustic Calibrator

Our CAL200 Precision Acoustic Calibrator allows us to calibrate sound level meters in both field and laboratory environments. To add, the accuracy has been calibrated to a reference traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Air Velocity Meter

With our VELOCICALC 9535 Air Velocity Meter, we are able to simultaneously measure and data log several ventilation parameters using a single probe with multiple sensors. This meter allows us to also calculate volumetric flow along with actual/standard velocity.

Digital Infrared Thermometer

The 561 FLUKE Infrared Thermometer measures temperatures from -40 C to 550 C. This instrument allows us to scan large areas or even small objects quickly and efficiently without having to shut down equipment. As a result, we are given the ability to measure hot, moving, electrically energized, and hard-to-reach objects instantly.

Digital Light Meter

Poor lighting levels can result in security and safety risks. With the features of he EXTECH LT300, we are able to detect illumination levels necessary to protect workers and personnel on board. This task is crucial in ensuring the safety, productivity, and well-being of all those present.

Humidity, Temperature, and Dew Point Data

Our Data Logger, the EL-USB-2-LCD+, enables us to measure over 16,000 readings over a -35 to +80 C (-31 to +176 F) and 0 to 100% humidity (RH) range at the touch of a button. Using this instrument we are able graph, print, export, and analyze the data, including calculated dew point.

Microphone

The PCB Model 378B02 Pre-Polarized Microphone allows us to measure 15.5 dB(A) - 146 dB. With this instrument we are able to monitor environmental noise levels, test white goods in anechoic chambers, transfer path analysis, and measure precision sound levels.