Approval of materials, products and processes

The Register provides technical supervision in industry, which includes materials and product certification and the recognition of firms.

RS is recognized by the European Union as an organization acting in accordance with Regulation (EC) 391/2009 and European Standard EN 17020.

Technical supervision is the verification of compliance of the items of supervision with the RS following requirements:

  • during review and approval (agreement) of technical documentation;
  • during survey of items of supervision at manufacture, construction, operation stages, including conversion, modernization and repair 

RS requirements are the requirements of the RS rules, international conventions and agreements, recommendations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), governments that issued RS the relevant authorization, and additional requirements. 

Approval of material, product, process is the confirmation by sealing and/or by the RS document of the compliance of material, product, process with the RS requirements given the positive results of their certification.

Approval (agreement) of technical documentation is the confirmation with a stamp and/or the RS document of the compliance of technical documentation with the RS requirements given the positive results of its review.

Approval of typical material, product, process (type approval) is the approval of material, product, process that is considered by RS as a representative of the given products without reference to a specific item of technical supervision. 

According to the results of technical supervision, the Register issues for the items of technical supervision the documents of the established form that certify the compliance of the item of technical supervision with the RS requirements, as well as its manufacture (construction) under the Register technical supervision.

The RS certificates (depending on the type of document) are published in electronic form or on paper. The RS certificates with digital signature are only published in electronic form; based on the certification results, an email is sent to the customer that contains a direct link to the document.

To ensure the transparency, to simplify the search for documents and to protect against forgery, a unique QR code is applied to the RS Certificates. Freely distributable software (freeware) can be used to read it. 

Ship equipment, recognition of firms, containers for dangerous goods, certification of bulk cargoes

Materials and products used in construction of ships and floating facilities classed with the Register shall be supplied to the shipyard with the certificate of conformity or other documents confirming their compliance with the RS requirements, conventions or the IMO recommendations . 

Technical supervision during manufacture of materials and products only applies to the properties, parameters and characteristics, which are regulated by the RS Rules and indicated in the approved technical documentation. The RS does not substitute the prescribed activities of state supervision bodies and officials of the shipowner, shipyard or firm.

When carrying out technical supervision during manufacture of materials and products, construction, conversion, modernization and repair of ships, RS carries out:

  • Type approval
  • Supervision of manufacture of stock-produced items
  • Review for compliance with the Technical Regulations on the Safety of Sea Transport Items (ТР-620)
  • Type approval of ship equipment in accordance with the EU Mutual Recognition Procedure (EU RO MR) 

Documents issued based on the certification results:

  • СТО certifies the compliance of types of materials or products, type production processes with the requirements of RS Rules, IMO conventions, recommendations
  • СТПК certifies the compliance of the fire-proof division with the requirements of the RS Rules, IMO conventions, recommendations
  • СТО MR is a document that certifies the compliance of types of materials, products or groups of products with the requirements of the European Union procedure for mutual recognition of type approval
  • СОСМ certifies the compliance of welding consumables with the requirements of the RS Rules
  • СОТО, СОТИ certify the compliance of equipment with the MARPOL 73/78 requirements
  • EIAPP certifies the compliance of ship diesel engine with the requirements of Appendix VI to MARPOL 73/78
  • SECC certifies the compliance of exhaust control systems with the requirements of Appendix VI to MARPOL 73/78
  • СТОП — Type Approval Certificate for Computer Program
  • С/СЗ — Certificates that certify the compliance of specific materials or products with the requirements of RS Rules, IMO conventions, recommendations 

Technical supervision of welding

When conducting technical supervision of welding, RS carries out:

  • Approval of welding processes
  • Approval of welding consumables
  • Certification of welders 

Documents issued based on the certification results:

  • Certificate that certifies the welder’s ability to perform welding in accordance with the RS requirements
  • Certificate of compliance of welding process with the requirements of the RS rules
  • Certificate of compliance of welding consumables with the requirements of the RS Rules
Technical Supervision in Industries Division

Head

Aleksey Filippov

Phone

+7 812 6050514

E-mail

filippov.av@rs-class.org
Industrial Department

Head

Vladimir Andreev

Phone

+7 812 6050514

Phone 2

+7 812 6050515

Fax

+7 812 6050516

E-mail

andreev.va@rs-class.org
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