Manufacturer Data Book Guidance

Eliminate confusion - document your project consistently

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The Manufacturer's Data Book (MDB) or manufacturing record book is a collection of drawings and verification documents showing that a piece of equipment complies with the end user's requirements and/or any regulations and standards. Sometimes running into thousands of pages, assembling the MDB from a variety of suppliers without a consistent method wastes a quality control department's valuable time.
Lloyd's Register has now produced a Manufacturer Data Book (MDB) Guidance and Template for the industry, providing an independent, third-party established minimum set of requirements for uniformity in any project's data book. The template uses common manufacturing steps as a template to assemble the documents, giving both end users and suppliers a common format, keeping all parties on the same page.

 Manufacturer Data Book Build-up Process

Our MDB Guidance and Template provide a consistent way to build up an asset's data book. The template can be used for the smallest piece of equipment to more demanding, complex projects.
Lloyd's Register has created a guidance document that explains how the template should be used, as well as the template. Both are provided to users free of charge to bring a level of consistency to the industry.


Companies are free to distribute the MDB template to their suppliers as instructions for how to assemble their respective portions of the data book. 
Fill out the form below to receive both documents.