Process of determining the nature or forming an opinion of an indication based on objective data.

Source: API RP 5A5, Field Inspection of New Casing, Tubing, and Plain-end Drill Pipe, Reaffirmed August 2010. Global Standards



Norms for fulfilling the associated principle requirements as defined by other regulatory bodies on matters which are left to the satisfaction of the flag administration or are vaguely worded. These do not preclude the use of other alternative solutions but these shall be documented and approved for compliance to the principal requirement equivalent to the original interpretation.

Source: Rules for Classification – Offshore units, DNVGL-OU-0101, Offshore drilling and support units, DNV GL, July 2015. Global Standards

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