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The present RP, i.e. recommended practice, by DNV class society contains all applicable criteria and technical requirements, as well as the necessary technical guidance on qualification, manufacture and subsequent testing of the forgings for the subsea applications, made of the carbon and low alloy steels. The document was intended for general application worldwide. The applicable governmental regulations may include some requirements in excess of the provisions of this RP. The primary declared objectives of this document are to provide the harmonised standard for such steel forgings, that would be recognized internationally, help in reducing the lead time and enhancing the stock keeping, interchangeability of the forgings, simplify the process of the risk assessment, comply with the existing industry regulations for the subsea equipment and complement them in case of necessity, serve as a reference document to be in use when making contracts between the manufacturers and purchasers of the forgings, and as a good guide for designers, suppliers, buyers and regulators; in addition to the above stated objectives, this document is to assist in providing consistent quality and increase the reliability and overall integrity of the subsea equipment...