The Marine Surveying Academy (MSA) organises the International Registered Marine Insulation Inspectors examination process. The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), is the accrediting body for those who successfully pass the International Registered Marine Insulation Inspectors (IRMII) course. In conjunction with MSA, the IIMS invigilates and marks the examination paper, accredits and certificates successful candidates.
IIMS is an independent, non-political organisation promoting the professionalism, recognition and training of marine surveyors worldwide. IIMS is the professional body for marine surveying and has c, 1,000 members in over 90 countries. It is the largest organisation of its kind and seeks to represent its industry to government and non governmental organisations such as the International Marine Organisation (IMO), Coastguards, insurance companies and ship owners.
The IRMII course itself is organised, managed and run by WGIM – A Wood Group Kenny Business. Increases in deep water HTHP (high temperature high pressure) developments has placed greater demand on thermal insulation systems and technology. The root cause of most subsea pipeline and insulation failures can be attributed to mistakes in material selection and application. This has led within the industry to a significant demand for greater technical knowledge and understanding of thermal insulation systems and inspection regimes.
Technological advances and industry failures mean there is urgent need for a common, independent and recognised form of training and certification for subsea thermal insulation. The International Registered Marine Insulation Inspectors course is designed to teach and give engineers and inspectors maximum technical knowledge of advanced thermal insulation systems and inspection regimes.
In close collaboration with specialist industry partners and associates WGIM – A Wood Group Kenny Business, the International Registered Marine Insulation Inspectors training course has been developed with accreditation, as stated previously, is made by the International Institute of Marine Surveying.