There is an increasing requirement for validation of designs produced by Engineering Companies for clients involved in public and private projects. The driver is that the clients who will take ownership of the plant or equipment have an added mitigation circumstance in the event of a major mishap that could result in exposure to litigation.
Design Verification is recently was added as an element of Quality System Management systems, and within Statuary Legislation, such as the Pressure Equipment Regulations, which are derived from the European Pressure Equipment Directive. Within the regulations validation of the Design of the equipment or assembly is an essential part of the assessment process for modules at a higher risk category.
Velosi have a proven track record in validation of design, from a single item of pressure equipment, such as a valve up to and including a new build Chemical Processing Plant. The reason for such verification was required in one instance by Statutory Regulations the other added assurance.
Velosi has more than adequate resources worldwide to carry out such validations; discipline engineers with the appropriate latest software are on hand to carry out such verifications.
In addition there is an added strength to such verification, Velosi having world wide coverage has the local knowledge that can input additional data such as seismic occurrences or the predicted 100-year storm. Additional parameters that mat affect the overall design verification.