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Exporting your equipment? We can help

Exporting your equipment? We can help.

National approvals

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Standards and regulations for safety-critical industrial equipment are stringent around the world.

In many cases, country laws state that a third-party approved body must be involved in the manufacturing process, from design to final certification. This regulatory landscape can be confusing for manufacturers, and in some cases can prevent them from entering into new markets.

LRQA has a long track record of expertise in this area, including contributions to national codes and standards. We invest in our systems and surveyors to maintain accreditations and certifications around the world, giving you a one-stop shop for your certification needs.

To find out more, choose the region where your equipment will be used from the menu below.


americas mapASME BPV Code

While not a national approval, most US states require pressure equipment to be built to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel code.

US Department of Transportation Regulations

We provide inspection services to the standards of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT).

Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), Canada

We provide inspection services to the standards of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) of Ontario.

Asia and Australia
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

EMEA mapThe GOST certification for Eurasian Customs Unit has been replaced by the EAC Conformity certification. We can assist you in the EAC certification to make the process as smooth as possible and act as an agent with the certification authority.

Occupational Health and Safety Standard of South Africa
We are authorised by the South African Department of Labour to perform safety inspections on conformity to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Why work with us?

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Global reach, local insight

LRQA offers specialist inspection & assurance services in over 80 countries, including national approval, helping clients in every sector. Our team of over 1,500 inspection experts utilises extensive local sector knowledge to help thousands of clients safely and sustainably establish best practices.

Consistent approach

We work with you, to gain a comprehensive understanding of your business including your approval needs. Using our broad expertise and continued support, we ensure that your suppliers, equipment, processes, and projects perform in line with expectations and comply with relevant laws, regulations, and best practices.

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Flexible delivery

In many cases, our services can be delivered on-site or remotely using safe and secure technology. If you opt for our remote delivery methods, you’ll receive the same high-quality service with several added benefits, including flexibility, fast delivery and access to global expertise.

beyond compliance.pngTotal assurance 

We’ve led the way in shaping our industry and continue to expand our services and expertise by collaborating with clients, acquiring businesses, and forming new partnerships. The result is a unique and connected portfolio of services – including approval- that can help you ensure complete product integrity.


Interactive map: Global pressure equipment regulations

Use our interactive map to find out what regulations and standards apply for pressure equipment in countries around the world.

Interactive map: Global pressure equipment regulations
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