Trans-National, Multi-Platform Safety Enhancement Modification Programme

Trans-National, Multi-Platform Safety Enhancement Modification Programme

Des O’Connor

WEC supported the implementation of a multiple platform, trans-national modification programme in response to a safety enhancement mandated by a North American regulatory authority.

 

The project

WEC specialist engineers successfully led a project supporting the implementation of a multiple platform, trans-national modification programme in response to a safety enhancement mandated by a U.S. regulatory authority.

As with other programmes undertaken by WEC the approach to this activity followed the ‘V’ diagram process, which is applicable across all engineering sectors.

Being involved at the start of the programme meant that WEC engineers could follow a consultancy model.

  • We were able to work with the client to fully understand and validate the requirements and establish an agreed visible and achievable route to compliance.
  • As part of this process WEC authored requirements documents, certification plans and liaised with local regulatory specialists.
  • WEC engineers also worked alongside the client’s transnational team to raise necessary modification paperwork for each platform affected, liaising with system specialists as well as safety and test engineers.
  • WEC also worked with the client’s supplier to verify compliance against specification requirements reviewing and supporting approval of the Qualification test plan and report, Interface Control Document, Failure Modes Effect Analysis and Production Acceptance Test Schedule.
  • On behalf of the multi-platform OEM, WEC engineers authored rig and operational test plans and supported the associated tests.
  • WEC engineers also authored the compliance documentation for submission to the regulatory authorities and vetted data to support the in-service modification of platforms and operation of the modified system including trouble shooting and maintenance manuals.

 

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The benefit

Due to our cross-discipline, platform and process knowledge, WEC engineers were able to successfully lead this project on behalf of the platform original equipment manufacturer.

WEC’s adherence to the ‘V’ diagram approach to design change, strong project management and integrated quality culture achieved successful change and subsequent verification of compliance to a newly imposed safety standard.

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