(HOUSTON) — ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has expanded its type approval product certification process to allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet compliance with 46 CFR Subchapter M regulations.
“As the inland maritime industry begins preparing for Subchapter M compliance, owners and yards are looking for easy ways to find equipment that meets Subchapter M requirements,” said ABS Americas Division President Jamie Smith. “The ABS type approval program simplifies that process.”
ABS type approval is a voluntary program that provides qualified manufacturers the benefit of an efficient product certification process. Participating in the type approval program allows OEMs to differentiate their products as approved equipment for use by the inland maritime industry. Selecting equipment from OEMs with ABS type approval streamlines the procurement processes, simplifies plan approval, and furnishes objective proof of compliance for equipment on board vessels.
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