When it comes to the design and manufacture of offshore pressure vessels, reliability is essential. That’s why many operators use internationally renowned classification companies such as DNV GL, ABS and Lloyds Class for the design and certification of their pressure vessels. These organizations have developed stringent codes and regulations to provide operators with safe and well-built pressure vessels that will last for years in challenging maritime environments.

Whether you’re planning a new installation for an existing asset or constructing an entirely new facility, these design codes ensure your pressure vessel meets stringent safety requirements from structural integrity to avoiding corrosion. Vessels manufactured according to DNV GL, ABS or Lloyds Class codes will adhere specifically to your project’s environmental and performance specifications – giving you the confidence that your vessel can operate safely and reliably in any situation. 

Furthermore, these vessels must be inspected at regular intervals from fabrication through life extension to verify their integrity throughout its entire service life. With strict compliance enforced by reputed classification companies, you can be confident that any pressure vessel designed or manufactured by a registered firm has gone through rigorous assessments before reaching your facility.

DNV GL – Det Norske Veritas- Germanischer lloyd

DNV GL is a leading international certification body and risk management company. Established in 1864 as Det Norske Veritas, they specialize in providing assurance and expertise services in the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. DNV.GL certifies pressure vessels worldwide according to their own rules and regulations that comply with both the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) and the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED). Pressure vessels are regularly reviewed for design and fabrication requirements, functionality, safety characteristics and overall performance.

DNV GL ensures pressure vessel technology meets industry safety standards while helping companies improve production processes, maximize efficiency, reduce costs and comply with safety regulations. They strive to help clients create a safer, more sustainable environment by developing public knowledge of responsible use of resources assisting customers in managing risk and ensuring trust within the maritime industry and other sectors. Their rules offer an economical solution which combines regulatory compliance with technological innovation while meeting the safety objectives of companies while still protecting people’s lives onshore or offshore.

ABS - American Bureau of Shipping

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is an independent classification society which works to assess and certify the structural integrity of all types of vessels, offshore structures and materials. As a classification society, it also assures owners and operators of these vessels, offshore structures or materials that their assets meet the applicable standards for safety and quality.

ABS is a trusted name when it comes to designing and manufacturing pressure vessels and air receivers that meet high safety standards. Quality control is maintained through very stringent material selection requirements as well as other specific non-destructive testing and design simulations. ABS-approved products provide producers with peace of mind knowing their assets are complying with international guidelines. Furthermore, ABS has extended its certification services in various industries over the past few years, allowing it to maintain its reputation as an industry leader in engineering excellence around the world.

Lloyds Class 1, 2/2 & Class 3

Lloyd’s Register Group offers Class 1 approval for the manufacture of fusion welded pressure vessels per their rules and regulations. This means that any pressure vessel produced is to meet high standards of safety, reliability and serviceability – all expectations met by Lloyd’s Register. It also gives customers peace of mind when it comes to their pressure vessel requirements as they know that Lloyds have gone above and beyond to ensure the highest quality possible.

The commitment to providing excellent quality doesn’t stop at Class 1 approval as Lloyd’s Register can also provide Class 2/2 and Class 3 pressure vessels, ensuring customers get exactly what they need in terms of safety, reliability and serviceability.