Approved Manufacturers & Products

ABS - American Bureau of Shipping Rules & Resources Approved Manufacturers & Products

Approved products required by ABS Rules for Classification are part of the ABS Approved Products and Manufacturers database. Each product is tested to verify that, provided that the proper manufacturing processes are followed, it will meet ABS requirements. These products are all specified by the ABS Rules for Building and Classing.

This Program is separate from the Type Approval process where manufacturers voluntarily elect to undergo a Product Design Assessment (PDA) review through ABS Engineering and optionally undergo either a Manufacturer's Assessment (MA) or Product Quality Assurance (PQA) audit through ABS Survey.

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Type Approval

ABS Type Approval is available for a wide range of products for marine and offshore applications, industrial plant and processes and the information technology sector.

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Recognized Specialists

Access the database of external specialists recognized by ABS to conduct reviews of specified equipment and machinery.

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Statutory & Certification Services

Whether you are seeking certification to statutory requirements or for your management systems, ABS has the experience and capabilities to meet your needs.

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