Please complete the application form and send the submittal package to the nearest engineering office.
Submittal Package Includes:
Standards for Approval:
A PDA is a technical evaluation of a product for use on a variety of ABS-classed units. ABS Engineers verify product compliance with manufacturers’ specifications, applicable ABS Rules and national or international standards.
Prototype Testing or Type Testing:
Issuance of Product Design Assessment Certificate (PDA):
If the manufacturer wants a product to be labeled Type Approved, inspection of the product during manufacture, an assessment of the quality control system and manufacturing processes plant must be satisfactorily completed, this is a Manufacturing Assessment (MA).
Please complete the Type Approval Audits Request Form and send a signed copy
to the nearest port office.
Issuance of MA Certificate:
The PDA and the MA together result in Type Approval.
If you have any questions, please contact Corporate ABS Programs at email@example.com for assistance.
Brochure: Type Approval
Type Approval Product Design Assessment
Type Approval Product Design Assessment: Duplicate Request
EU MED Application
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