We understand you need a reliable way to demonstrate the quality of your components and help you stand out in the market. LR 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, industrial plant and processes, and the information technology sector.
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.
What we offer
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.
Categories of Type Approval
LR Type Approval (against relevant requirements)
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 LR Rules).
Marine Equipment Directive (MED)
A product which has been covered by the MED can be type approved under this category. You can choose the most appropriate conformity route for approval of your product. Lloyd’s Register Verification (LRV), an authorised Notified Body, can certify equipment in compliance with the regulations specified by the Directive.
EU Mutual Recognition
Selected components and equipment, for which technical requirements have been developed and agreed by all European Union (EU) recognised organisations (ROs), can be type approved against this scheme.
Approval of Welding Consumables, Non-Metallic Materials and Coatings
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 LR Rules and international standards.
What are the benefits?
Once you have achieved Lloyd’s Register Type Approval, you can use the Approval Marks to promote your compliance, on your packaging, in promotional literature or on the product itself. This highly recognised and regarded mark can be used for all products credited on the Type Approval Certificate.
Type Approved approved products will also be listed in the LR List of Type Approved Products, supporting your access to worldwide markets. The list can be searched by product, certificate number, country and producer.
Why choose LR?
Our truly independent approach to product verification provides the industry with the confidence and assurance it needs – but with a new easy to use online service, it is a more convenient and faster road to the valued LR type approval mark. We have made it easier to issue certificates and make them available for you to access online with upgraded databases and associated systems. Our automated processes flag up renewals and make it possible to offer you a more proactive service.
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