A common term in the offshore oil and gas industry is “DNV Certified.” What does this really mean?
DNV, which stands for Det Norske Veritas, is a Norwegian based classification society that actually merged with Germanischer Lloyd (GL) in September 2013 to form the world’s largest classification society, DNV GL Group. Since the merger, the standalone term “DNV” is a bit outdated, but still remains a commonly used abbreviation for DNV GL in the offshore industry. Since 2017, DNV GL is making an effort to phase out the standalone term “DNV”, but it remains commonly used in 2020.
As a classification society, DNV GL authors various standards for the offshore, maritime, energy, and oil & gas industries. These standards are developed to provide users, operators, and engineers with requirements, principles, and acceptance criteria. Two of the more common standards are:
At first glance, these standards appear quite similar, but there are some subtle and important differences.
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