Certification and type approvals as required by DNV, Lloyd’s, Bureau Veritas etc..
Type approval basically implies that the design approval is done once, and this approval is made valid for all subsequent components of identical design. Design approval may take a pure design review, and/or defined prototype testing. Details are given in Type Approval programs.
Obtaining type approvals as required by DNV, Lloyd’s, Bureau Veritas, ABS, etc can be time consuming due to lack of knowledge about “what to do” and not “speaking” the language of the classification societies.
• Communications with classification societies
• Set up test program
• Manage execution of required tests
• Preparing the complete documentation needed