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Forging For Maritime Classification Society Requirements

At Scot Forge, we understand that working in the marine and offshore industries often comes with complex rules and regulations, which is why we created the Scot Forge Classification Society (CS) Advisors Group. This group is well-versed in oil, gas and chemical projects and products for marine applications, such as military or government projects, that regularly fall within a Classification Society's requirements. Our highly trained group understands the certification process required to manufacture or construct components for the maritime industry. We are an approved forging supplier, including heat treat and testing processes, for ABSDNV-GL and Lloyd's Register. When you add the assistance of the Scot Forge CS Advisors to your project, you receive:

    • Design Review – ensuring streamlined manufacturing that meets the Rules of the Classification Societies
    • Supply Chain Optimization – minimizing costs and production delays 
    • Third-Party Witness Guidance – eliminating the risk of missed procedure certificates

Add A CS Advisor Consultation If You:

  • Are new to Classification Society requirements
  • Need a trusted partner to deliver your marine parts on time
  • Want to ensure Classification Society compliance


Navigating the seas of maritime rules and required grades can be difficult, especially if your company is new to this market. The governing Classification Society Certifications will mandate that your component meet defined Rules for an application. For example, ABS Steel Vessel Rules part 2-3-7/1 Grade 2; MOU formerly MODU (mobile offshore drilling unit) Rules; DNVGL-OS-B101 Rules for Forgings; Lloyd's Rules for the Manufacture, Testing and Certification of Materials.

In addition to knowing the general Rules and Grades for production, knowing the end use of the component is paramount to determine when specific rules apply that may affect how we manufacture the forging as well as special requirements for inspections during manufacturing: Some components must be surveyed and certified during manufacturing. If not completed at the correct manufacturing stages, a Classification Society Surveyor could stop the fabrication/installation processes that occur downstream from your component manufacturer. Your component could be subject to deviation at this point, or even rejection, at a critical time in the installation process, causing severe delays in scheduled repairs or new builds. The Scot Forge CS Advisor will work hand-in-hand with you, providing the expertise you need to eliminate risk. From spec to blueprint, we ensure your parts' manufacturability and compliance for the offshore; oil, gas and chemical; marine; military; government and power sectors.



Management: Minimize Risks and Costs

Scot Forge CS Advisors know working to Classification Society rule requirements cost time and money. Having a partner who comprehends the process can help minimize this cost and mitigate the risk of not meeting requirements.

ABS Rules, for instance, require certification inspectors on-site during manufacturing, construction, or fabrication to verify the processes meet standards - and you pay for the time they are on-site. So, it's essential to understand the Rule requirements for your product to identify the stages in your supply chain where inspection and certification should occur. By working with a CS Advisor, you'll gain knowledge from our expertise to make empowered decisions saving your company time and money and minimize the risk of your products not being appropriately certified.

As your partner in this process, we will likely ask a LOT of questions to ensure meeting all the design and Classification Society requirements for your component. Our team helps you ask the right questions upstream to gather all necessary project details and better prepares you for future conversations with your customers on new projects.

Guidance: Meet Classification Society Supply Chain Requirements

Our CS Advisors know it is critical for you to flow-down requirements to your suppliers – and your entire supply chain. We help ensure your requirements are clear and known throughout the supply chain to ensure your components are manufactured under the Rule requirements without delays or added costs. This flow-down is the most crucial aspect to ensure your component is certified accurately.

Part Production:  ABS, DNV-GL & Lloyd's Register Approved Forging Manufacturer 

Your CS advisor not only provides you with a dedicated service to help guide your parts through manufacturing, but you also work with a partner that is a uniquely qualified supplier in providing ABS-certified products and materials. At Scot Forge, we are one of the few U.S. companies that have been audited by ABS, DNV-GL and Lloyd's Register and APPROVED and achieved certification as a worldwide forging supplier. We work in ABS and Non-ABS Grades in Carbon Steel, Carbon-Manganese, Various Alloys, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Titanium and Nickel Alloys up to 36,300 Kg (80,000 lbs.). 


A Classification Society is an organization that provides classification, statutory certification and services pertaining to maritime safety and pollution prevention, based on marine knowledge and technology. Learn more.

A well-known Classification Society is the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), chartered in 1862 to certify ship captains; it has helped develop and set safety and quality standards for ships and offshore structures. ABS standards are recognized globally and are used to ensure that the materials, parts and components, and construction of vessels and marine equipment meet established safety standards.


Classifications Societies work with the marine industry worldwide. They develop new technologies for constructing marine vessels and offshore structures, revising and updating the Rules to meet the changing industry needs. The Rules and Grades for component certification provide standards for the design, construction, and periodic survey of marine vessels and offshore structures to promote their safe design and assembly. Materials, parts and components used in the manufacture of marine vessel structures must meet the set standards for the specific application.

Scot Forge Difference

At Scot Forge, we know the importance of getting your parts on-time, as expected. However, for customers new to procuring forgings, ordering a forging that will meet all specifications for end-use applications may be a challenge, which is why finding a trusted supplier and partner is essential. Our employee-owners are here to ensure your project stays on track with our forgings by offering:

Pro Tip - Did you know near-net shapes can save you time and money? Often times, a customer calls to order a disk, which they will later machine down in to a more shaped part. By working with our technically trained sales team you can get as close to your end product as possible to optimize your production process. 

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