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Welcome to IMANNA Laboratories
IMANNA LABORATORY, Inc. was
established in 1983 as an Independent Testing Laboratory providing services to
the Marine/Boating industry. Building upon his very early experience of
developing the Recreational Boating regulations, Mr. Robert L. White, founder
and owner of the laboratory has played a leading role in the development of
testing techniques and procedures. Through detailed assessments of accident
report investigations and accident reconstruction scenarios, Mr. White has been
instrumental in determining product regulations and educational material to
reduce the number of boating fatalities.
Mr. Robert L. White, known affectionately in the industry as Bob White, was a participant in the development of the marine boating regulations and the development of the Standardized Test Procedures, now published as the U.S. Coast Guard Standard Test Procedures for Boating Safety. Mr. White combined the "high-tech and top-level quality assurance" experience of nine years of testing in the Aerospace Industry with the practicality of the "cost-conscience" boating industry, to implement a test philosophy that provides competency, quality, and thoroughness with reasonable pricing.
IMANNA Laboratory, Inc. is a privately owned independent testing facility providing the marine product manufacturer a place where he can obtain product development testing and product certification testing at a single facility. IMANNA is structured to keep the overhead rates low and pass the savings through to the customer.
From its inception in 1983, IMANNA has provided confidential and competent testing at reasonable pricing for marine industry manufacturers. Testing for small start-up companies as well as the largest manufacturers of marine assemblies, IMANNA has maintained a reputation for quality testing, thorough assessments, confidentiality of designs/results and fast response time. Our emphasis on customer needs has kept us in a framework of providing customized test programs, as well as, the required standard test programs of the industry and Government agencies.
The reputation of IMANNA within the marine industry has opened avenues of certification provisions for manufacturers across the United States, European, Eastern Asia, and Middle Eastern countries. Notified Bodies in the European community recognize IMANNA test reports, as part of the necessary documentation for Technical Files.
Whether it´s CE Mark Testing, IMO Item Approval for SOLAS, USCG Certification, NMMA Certification, RINA Approval, JCI Approval, ABYC Conformance, or internal company specification verification, IMANNA is Your Lab For All Reasons.
The test capabilities of IMANNA cover all aspects of the marine industry needs. Whether it involves testing of recreational boats or merchant marine devices, IMANNA is recognized as an Approved Independent Laboratory by the United States Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard.
Testing is performed on single components, sub-assemblies or full assemblies; from switches and valves, to fully equipped boats.
IMANNA is the only independent laboratory to develop a simulation test program to certify the accuracy of AutoPilot navigation systems whereby one can monitor the tracking error and measure the time and magnitude of the rudder correction to maintain the input course.
IMANNA is recognized as an approved and experienced laboratory for testing to the industry standards published by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and as a Standards Compliance Specialist by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).
It is the policy of IMANNA Laboratory, Inc. to maintain the highest standards of quality throughout all its operations in accordance with applicable recognized standards. The Quality Assurance Program is designed to comply with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), ANSI Standards, Military Standards, and ISO Standards. Periodic calibration of test equipment, with calibrations traceable to the NIST Standards is a required part of the Quality Assurance Program.