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ABS Group Strengthens ASME Authorized Inspection Agency Services in Europe

February 12, 2018

ABSG Consulting Inc., an ABS Group company and globally accredited Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) providing technical advisory services to a wide range of industrial and government clients, has appointed Noel Cross to National Board Commissioned Authorized Inspector Supervisor. Cross will support UK based clients in addressing pressure equipment certification and regulatory compliance leveraging ABS Group's global inspection services.

Cross attended the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors School in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., where he completed extensive training on the Duties and Responsibilities of an Authorized Inspector Supervisor. He has worked as an Authorized Inspector performing inspection duties as required by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and National Board Inspection Codes. As Authorized Inspector Supervisor, he will be responsible for confirming that the competency levels and performance of ABS Group Inspectors in Europe maintain the required technical standards of excellence. Cross will also act as a technical resource to assist UK manufacturers in carrying out Boiler and Pressure Vessel Certification renewal audits every three years, in accordance with the applicable ASME and National Board Code requirements.

An independent technical advisor and member of the Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Association, ABS Group provides multi-disciplinary consulting and engineering capabilities in the service areas of project certification, verification, quality assurance and inspection. The Company has more than 45 years of experience assessing onshore and offshore oil, gas and chemical facilities and is an industry leader in risk based process safety.

Noel Cross awarded N.B. ASME AIS Certificate

Noel Cross was recently awarded the N.B. ASME AIS Certificate. Cross is pictured with ABS Group European Technical Inspection and Verification Manager Mark Shackleton (far right) and ABS Group's UK inspection partners (far left and center) Keith Parker and Steve Parker.



About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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