Type Approval

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Manufacturers of equipment and components produce a wide-range of products types that span the marine and offshore industries, industrial facilities and information technologies. Depending on the manufacturing process, ABS can provide individual unit certification for more custom products manufactured in smaller quantities or Type Approval to support an efficient product certification process for products produced in larger quantities. The ABS Type Approval process involves a design and manufacturing assessment to confirm that the product is developed in a way that conforms to the applicable industry standards and ABS requirements.


Benefits of ABS Type Approval    

  • Streamlined acceptance of equipment and components on ABS-classed units
  • Demonstrated compliance with international/recognized standards and ABS Rules
  • Flexible certification approach to match business objectives
  • Avoid repeated evaluation of identical designs
  • Increased market visibility
  • Searchable in the ABS Type Approval Database

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