RotaChock is now ABS Type Approved!

Rotterdam 01 February 2011, The Netherlands and Houston, Texas USA

Chock Design announces the American Bureau of Shipping Type Approval for the RotaChock.  The RotaChock is an adjustable and reusable chock for all types of machinery and equipment. The RotaChock is self-leveling, easy to install and stiff for rigidly mounted equipment. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is one of the most respected marine and offshore certification agencies. The mission of ABS is: “… to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our clients by promoting the security of life, property and the natural environment primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.” (Jan 2011, ABS Type Approval program certifies that manufacturers around the world are capable of consistently producing a product in compliance with product specifications.Elements of Type Approval include rigorous examination of the design and manufacturing of a candidate product. The chief architect of the RotaChock is Patrick Wols, Engineering Director at Chock Design and Machinery Mounting Solutions.  Mr. Wols provided some details of the ABS assessment process: “…the ABS process included review of our engineering for each part, FEA, model validation testing, interface requirements of chocking from the standpoint of the machinery installed and the supporting structure.  Further, the ABS examination of our manufacturing and quality processes was comprehensive, professional and complete. The effort was exhaustive and opened doors to future collaborations with an important technical resource and we look forward to those opportunities”The Managing Director of Chock Design Ron Arendse said “To have met the stringent requirements of American Bureau of Shipping for the RotaChock is testament to the quality of our engineers and delivery processes.  We look forward to using this certificate as another piece of evidence that the RotaChock delivers to our customer’s needs from both a technical and quality perspective.”The marketplace has many options for machinery chocking; the RotaChock is the best product for the design, installation and life cycle of equipment stakeholders.  The loading capacity, adjustment range and configuration options of the RotaChock are some of the attributes that make our portfolio of products the best. 


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