Maintaining and Updating Part I of the IHM Maintenance

The Hong Kong Convention requires that shipowners must maintain the IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials), throughout the operational life of the ship. Hazardous Materials are materials or other substances that are potentially dangerous to humans and/or the environment in general. These materials can be found in various machine areas of the ship, such as insulation, gaskets, the cooling system, general firefighting systems and steering gear.

Oceantech Shipping & Trading in collaboration with Eurofins can provide you with an official and certified report that complies with the European legislation. We will inform you about things that need to be done with IHM maintenance operations. In addition we' ll provide you a roadmap on how to deal with hazardous materials on board.

After the IHM survey has been completed it is necessary to keep track of all changes on board that contain (potentially) hazardous materials (PCHM). This requirement is only applicable for fix parts on board of the ship (not for consumables).

If any machinery or equipment or component is added, removed, or replaced, or if the hull coating is renewed, the Material Declaration (MD) or Supplier's Declaration of Conformity (SDoC), shall be properly filled out. Moreover Part I of the IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) shall be updated if the hazardous material situation of the vessel changes.

Even if a supplied product does not contain any of the hazardous materials listed in Annex II of the EU SRR, an MD form still needs to be collected from the suppliers. The aforementioned form must clearly state the absence of the hazardous materials (ref. MEPC.269(68), Appendix 3, Chapter 3.2).


Analytical diagram of Oceantech - Eurofins IHM Maintenance Procedure

Why the IHM Maintenance Tool?

To ensure proper maintenance, SANITAS - EUROFINS IHM, can support your company by launching the procedure and oversee the system for proper implementation, through endlessly monitoring of the entire maintenance process. The IHM procedure should be incorporated into the safety management system.

When your Purchase Department orders our PCHM services, we will request all necessary documents (SDOC and/or MD) by your supplier, if it is not already in our possession or attached with the delivery. We will thoroughly evaluate the documents to see if they meet the requirements. If this is the case, we store the documents in a cloud repository system. Otherwise, we will again request the correct documents from your supplier. Of course, you can always have full access to our cloud system.

Inventory of Hazardous materials

NautilusLog - IHM Maintenance Software

NautilusLog is a browser-based software application that provides ship owners with an easy to use data maintenance tool. The purpose of this tool is optimize tasks during maintenance of data related to IHM Maintenance report.

According to the EU SRR and the Hong Kong Convention (HKC), the IHM Part 1 must always be maintained up-to-date during the operational lifetime of the vessel. NautilusLog can take care of this process on behalf of shipowners in the most efficient way possible.

The EU SRR requires proper maintenance and update of the IHM throughout the operational life of ships. This means that if any new or different machinery or equipment is added to, removed or replaced, the IHM must be updated by collection of supplier's declaration.

After the preparation of the IHM maintenance and its certification by class, our team can take care of the procedures with our software solution. That way we can remove the potential of human errors and reduce the work effort. Our procedures ensure the continuous conformity and the renewal survey after 5 years.

NautilusLog Innovative Software

NautilusLog was one of the first to innovate the market and introduce digital software-based solutions for IHM reports. This leading innovation continues with IHM Maintenance.

Simple, Efficient & High Quality IHM Maintenance.

International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) joined hands with NautilusLog and developed this efficient software application. The app combines expert marine industry knowledge with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques.

The result is a smart, thought-through, transparent and cost effective service.

Why Choose Eurofins - Oceantech for IHM Maintenance

Completing an inventory of Hazardous Materials is just the start. After that you will have to keep track of all changes in the composition of the ship. Our high - tech NautilusLog IHM Maintenance software solution can also help you by:

  • Ensuring the continuous conformity of your inventory.
  • If you provide us your relevant Purchase Order items, we can take care of the associative procedures, allowing you to remain focused on your real job. We are compliant, ensuring you a gap-free documentation throughout the process.
  • Updating automatically the IHM report throughout the lifecycle of the vessel, if any machinery is added to, removed or replaced.
  • Providing your employees and clients with individual access to the dashboard. In this way we can ensure you a transparent overview of fleets and assets and also situational recommendations and guidance.

At any time feel free to contact us for more information about our full solution.

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