A Type Approval from ClassNU demonstrates that your product conforms to recognised industry quality standards, International Conventions and/or the ClassNU Rules.
We understand you need a reliable way to demonstrate the quality of your components and help you stand out in the market. ClassNU Type Approval provides an efficient alternative to certifying identical products individually. It can be tailored to specific product and business needs. It is available for a wide range of products used in marine and offshore applications.
Our Type Approval also provides confidence that your selected vendors and suppliers are capable of providing the required standard of product components that your project requires.
Drawing on our technical expertise and capability, we provide dedicated support throughout the Type Approval process of independent design review, sample testing and verification of production controls.
We work with you right from the beginning, identifying any areas that may need attention. If required, we can also help pre-assess the product before you present your application. This helps save time and cost and ensures that all the relevant documentation is in place.
Under this category, products are type approved against the requirements of an agreed standard or standards. Standards can be national (for example, flag administration requirements from bodies such as the UK MCA and Transport Canada); international (for example, ISO Standards) or any other type of specific requirement (for example, the ClassNU Rules).
Under this category, the manufacturer’s plant, method of production and the product can be approved subject to satisfactory inspection of the works and/or type testing. Typically, products need to comply with the ClassNU Rules and international standards.