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International Codes, Standards & Regulations

Taking the guess work out of compliance.

LRQA has the knowledge and expertise manufacturers trust to ensure their products comply with international rules and requirements. Know more. Risk less.

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With LRQA, clients have access to a wide variety of international certification services, all from a single provider.


LRQA offer ASME code services and is one of the leading providers of the service globally.

We provide accreditation services to all parts of the ASME BPVC, including Sections I, III, Divisions 1, 2 & 3, IV, VIII Divisions 1, 2 & 3, X, XI, and XII. LRQA also offers customised training courses on ASME codes.

Our ASME services include:
• Advising you on the procedures required to obtain ASME Certificates of Authorization
• Assisting you in preparing and establishing Quality Assurance (QA) Programs and Quality Control (QC) Systems
• Helping you prepare your Quality Manuals
• Attending the ASME review, renewal reviews, and surveys
• Providing authorised inspectors and supervisors to inspect manufactured components
• Arrange seminars to train your personnel in the ASME Code requirements

Pressure Equipment Directive

The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED 2014/68/EU) is a European regulation that applies to certain pressure equipment and accessories sold in most parts of Europe.
Most pressure equipment must be certified by a Notified Body (NoBo), a third-party agency approved by an accreditation body. 

As a global NoBo, we help manufacturers around the world with their PED work, helping them CE mark their equipment for the EU market.

Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR)

All boilers and associated components manufactured for use in India must comply with the Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR 1950).

It is not possible for any boiler material or equipment to enter India without a certificate endorsed by an authorized inspecting party that it meets the IBR.

LRQA carries out IBR inspections globally, and we were the first independent body authorised by the India’s Central Boiler Board to carry out IBR inspections on its behalf within India.

Nuclear Authorisations

LRQA undertake independent third-party inspection authority (ITPIA) roles to meet new-build regulations. We inspect pressure vessels and equipment to ASME nuclear standards, EC directives and RCC codes.

In South Korea we hold Korean Electric Power Industry Code (KEPIC) authorisations for nuclear machinery and nuclear structures.

National Approvals

Standards and regulations for safety-critical industrial equipment are stringent around the world, take a look at our complete list of regulations & standards/LRQA Authorisations.

Why choose LRQA?

Technical expertise

LRQA is trusted by governments and industry organisations around the world to perform inspections and issue certifications.

Our people are sector experts. They bring with them a clear understanding of your specific challenges, standards and requirements.

We invest in our systems and surveyors to maintain accreditations and certifications around the world, giving you a single source for your certification needs.

Choosing us as your technical expert demonstrates your commitment to getting the critical early stages right the first time.

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