Frequently Asked Questions about ABS certified hoses


Here are the 5 most Frequently Asked Questions about ABS certified IVG Colbachini hoses. These are the answers from our experts.

1. Which hoses have obtained the Type Approval?

Certification activity was conducted on 12 models of "PL" hoses: IVG Colbachini hoses  used on oil rigs. Structures suitable for delivery, suction and even self-floating operations have all passed the tests defined by ABS rules.You can easily distinguish them in our online catalogue by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) logo. Find out more.

2. Which products are ABS certified hoses suitable for?

For different materials and uses on the platform. For example conveying barite, bentonite and other abrasive products, drilling muds mixed with oil, petroleum products with aromatic content up to 50%, sea and drinking water.For more information, please consult the ABS certificate issued to our company.

3. Which fittings are these hoses supplied with?  

The types of fittings are referred to in the certification. Male threaded (NPT, BSP and BSPT), fixed or mobile flanges (according to ASME or EN).

4. How do I recognize ABS certified hoses in my warehouse?

The hose name and certificate number (18-GE1736024-PDA) are clearly indicated in the branding found on our products. To avoid any confusion ABS certified “PL” hoses have different names from the other versions without Type Approval. 

5. Where can I find the technical data of ABS certified hoses? In particular the diameter range and the tensile strength values for each dimension?

In the brochure dedicated to the oil & gas sector you can find all the technical data of ABS hoses. Data including diameters, temperature range, pressures and tensile strength. In the technical data sheets published on our web site you can also consult the data on the construction of our products.

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