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Objective Design Verification

Most safety regimes around the world require an accredited third-party reviewer to verify that safety critical equipment and systems function as intended and are in good working order during the asset lifecycle. As an independent verification body (IVB), certified verification agent (CVA) and third-party reviewer, ABS Group has the technical competence to verify that such assets are designed, constructed and operate in accordance with the applicable national and international standards, classification society rules, industry guidelines and recommended practices as specified.

View our Design Verification factsheet.

Objective Design Verification and Compliance Services

Maintaining incident-free operations starts in the conceptual design phase and should be carried through all stages of project development to operations and beyond. Using industry experience and in-depth technical knowledge, we work closely with clients to verify that all stages of design meet the appropriate and applicable codes, standards and recommended practices. Independently or as part of the design verification service, ABS Group provides third-party inspection services to validate that the equipment, systems and technologies under review meet designated and required operating standards.

Third Party Verification

As an independent third party with a geographic focus on the major manufacturing areas of the world in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, ABS Group offers compliance verification services for safety critical equipment, intelligent maintenance systems and new technologies. By reviewing plans and conducting surveys during construction, our engineers will verify that the structure and its principal machinery and equipment have been designed and built in accordance with the technical rules and standards selected by the client. We have extensive third-party verification experience working with the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Agency and the Center for Offshore Safety, in addition to a number of regulatory bodies monitoring safety around the globe. We also work with owners and operators who elect to maintain assets through a selected classification society in compliance with the necessary technical and regulatory requirements.

Third Party Endorsement

Through our unbiased Statement of Fact reporting, ABS Group provides design review and third-party endorsement services in support of the Approval in Principle (AIP) process for verifying new design concepts for structures, equipment and technology.

Structural Integrity

We verify design integrity of associated systems and equipment for compliance with applicable design codes and standards, project specifications and underlying safety issues. This includes providing criticality assessments, reviews and calculations to determine objectively where to focus verification activities.

Vendor Audits

Our source inspection services at supplier and vendor sites for manufacturers, owners and other shareholders verify that the equipment or goods have been manufactured in accordance with a client's specifications and other applicable quality system requirements as specified.

Related Services

Mechanical Integrity

Our solutions help you develop and implement cost-effective, technically sound and compliant MI programs. What's more, our MI experts perform equipment inspections and nondestructive testing services for fixed equipment such as pressure vessels, atmospheric storage tanks and piping. Solutions include, but are not limited to:

  • Equipment engineering
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • Materials and corrosion engineering

Equipment Certification

We can handle your equipment certification needs for maintaining the appropriate levels of reliability, functionality and safety for systems, equipment, software, structures and procedures for, among others:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • European Pressure Equipment Directive
  • Canadian Registration Number
  • Indian Boiler Regulations
  • Singapore Product Registration
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