Emerson Process Management’s complete line of Fisher valves and FIELDVUE digital valve controllers has received Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Type Approval for process control applications within the offshore oil and gas production industry. This Marine Type Approval ensures that Fisher products can be installed in critical duties on ships, mobile offshore units and floating structures moored at a fixed point such as drilling rigs or platforms.
Lloyd’s Register is an impartial certification service that provides third-party verification of a product’s conformance to specific standards or specifications and to the use of appropriate, quality manufacturing systems. According to Ken Kleemeier, Industry Business Development Manager at Emerson, there is growing international awareness of the importance of third-party certification such as Lloyd’s Register, particularly in the oil and gas industry.
Kleemeier stated, “Emerson is the first manufacturer to have a complete line of control valves and digital valve controllers Marine Type Approved by Lloyd’s Register.”
Control valves and related instruments are typically installed in areas affecting the safe operation of the ship and its topside processing units. These applications are referred to as “classed duties,” and the valves must be Type Approved for this service.
Prior to granting certification to the Fisher products, Lloyd’s Register personnel reviewed Fisher product designs to validate compliance with industry codes and standards.
In addition to product Type Approval, multiple Emerson Fisher manufacturing sites met inspection and test requirements for Lloyd’s manufacturing approval.