Billy Pugh Co. is an ABS Type Approved manufacturer. In the case of our life floats, we do not charge any additional fees for ABS as they are included in the price and a third party certification is required by USCG.
In terms of personnel transfer devices, we do charge an additional fee for ABS to offset our costs associated with this service. ABS is not required in all parts of the world for personnel transfer devices so we only charge those companies that choose this option the additional fees.
Our four person X-904 is the only X-904 series that is covered under the Type Approval program. The X-800 series personnel nets covered are listed in the link provided below.
ABS Certification Report: In the event that ABS certification is required for one of our products not covered by Type Approval, ABS also offers us an “ABS Certification Report” certificate where the local ABS surveyor comes to our factory and provides this certificate. The cost of this service varies but is useful for those products where ABS is needed but we do not have the volume to justify including it in the Type Approval program.