Meeting Maritime Requirements

ABS is one of the 10 members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).  IACS plays a big role in maritime regulation and safety.

The members of IACS are:

  • ABS American Bureau of Shipping
  • BV Bureau Veritas
  • CCS China Classification Society
  • DNV Det Norske Veritas
  • GL Germanischer Lloyd
  • KR Korean Register of Shipping
  • LR Lloyd's Register
  • NK Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)
  • RINA Registro Italiano Navale
  • RS Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

After reviewing the maritime specifications of ABS, DNV and Lloyds, Sixnet has determined that they have the same test requirements for maritime type approval.  We decided to pursue ABS Type Approval certification since they are based in the United States.  The tests were performed by local A2LA accredited labs.

Power Supply Variations      
a) Electric IEC 60092-504
Power Supply Failure IEC 60092-504
Dry Heat (Class D: 70C) IEC 60068-2-2 Tests Bb and Bd
Damp Heat (Humidity-Cyclic) IEC 60068-2-30, Test Db
Cold - Low Temp. (Class D: -25C) IEC 60068-2-1 Tests Ab and Ad
Vibration IEC 60068-2-6, Test Fc
Insulation Resistance IEC 60092-504
High Voltage (1500V for 1 minute) IEC 60092-504
ESD (6kV contact, 8kV air) IEC 61000-4-2
Radiated RF Fields (Electromagnetic field) IEC 61000-4-3
Burst/Fast Transients (Fast/Low Energy) IEC 61000-4-4
Surges (Slow High Energy Transients IEC 61000-4-5
Conducted Radio (High) Frequency IEC 61000-4-6
Conducted Low Frequency IEC 61000-4-16
Radiated Emissions EN 55022, CISPR 16-1, CISPR 16-2
Conducted Emissions EN 55022, CISPR 16-1, CISPR 16-2


To view Red Lion’s current list of ABS Type Approved products, please visit the ABS website: Select “Product & Services” from the menu bar and select “Type Approval” from the services side of the page. Then click “Search Now”. Enter Red Lion as the Company.