Motors receive Russian River Register approval
Published: 10 December 2013 - Rachael Morling
Motor manufacturer Regal has won type approval for its RN and RF series marine motors from the Russian River Register.
While most marine testing specifications are broadly similar, each has its own special focus. The Russian River Register, for instance, requires extra tests to be done regarding environmental (humidity resistance, cold endurance, etc.) performance and mechanical (resonance frequency, shock strength, etc.) capabilities of the motors. It approves both freshwater and sea-going equipment, there being only slight variations between the two certifications, as river and lake environments can be just as harsh as the sea’s salt-laden atmosphere.
This complements approvals already granted from the other ship and vessel standard organisations including Bureau Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyds Register, Germanische Lloyds, Det Norske Veritas, China Classification Society and Russian maritime register of shipping.
The RN and RF series of motors are standard Rotor marine motors and cover applications for both lower and upper decks. If necessary, they can be equipped with a brake, gearbox or other marine-approved accessory, so are applicable in a wide variety of applications. They are designed to meet the requirements set by all the maritime classification bureaux around the world and have been used on merchant ships, warships, by coastguards, passenger services, harbour service vessels and private yachts.