ABS offers approval of manufacturers for supplying castings, forgings, rolled products, seamless pipes, ship anchor or offshore mooring chain and accessories etc. for use on ABS classed facilities.
The ABS material manufacturers’ approval program comprises of process approval or process & product approval.
Process approval is generally applicable to forge shops or foundry or heat treatment facilities etc., where the approval procedure involves a review of the manufacturing process by ABS engineering followed by a plant survey by the local survey office.
Process & product approval is issued to steel mills or aluminum mills or pipe mills or chain/accessory manufacturers etc., where ABS engineering will review the manufacturing process and the qualification test plan. Qualification testing on the product is to be carried out in accordance with the applicable ABS Rules under ABS survey witness followed by a plant survey of the manufacturing premises.
In addition facilities who intend to perform cladding of shafts or even weld repair of shafts on ABS classed vessels facilities or manufacturing/marketing welding consumables are also covered under this program.
An approval certificate will be issued which is valid for 5 years. Manufacturers approved by ABS are listed on the website so owners or yards can find the appropriate manufacturer(s).
Please contact your local ABS port office in order to initiate the approval process or for further details.
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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