Projects and Design

The complexity of the technical challenges within project developments requires continual attention to detail to achieve high reliability performance. Astrimar supports development projects in design for reliability and technical risk management.

Reliability engineering is about making equipment work.  Risk and reliability analyses encourage attention to engineering detail. Understanding of potential failures develops as the project progresses. This enables the technical risks to be better managed through design and technology qualification. Operations are better informed to reduce the risk of equipment failure.  When applied correctly our approaches have the potential to reduce the financial risk of design, manufacture, construction and operations.

Conceptual design and early engineering: System reliability analysis ensures that system configuration includes fault tolerance and redundancy. This enables the system to achieve reliability, availability and overall business objectives.

Detailed design: FMECA and system reliability analysis, for example using fault trees, inform assembly and component design.  We work with operators, suppliers and engineering houses to apply these techniques, through design and testing, to address potential failure modes and improve inherent reliability. 

Understanding the required monitoring facilities as part of system design, to enable detection of degradation and critical failure modes in operation, provides essential data for health diagnostics and proactive asset management

We work with operators, suppliers and engineering houses to apply specific reliability and advanced mathematical modelling of failure analysis to project design.   Effort is largely proportional to the perceived technical risk of the project. 

Throughout the project life cycle, we provide:

  • Facilitation of Project Technical Risk Assessments / Categorisation
  • Support in the Definition of Reliability / Availability Goals and Requirements
  • Development of Reliability and Technical Risk Management Plans
  • Assessment of Qualification Status and Technology Readiness
  • Risk, Reliability and Availability Modelling and Analysis
  • Risk-based comparison of alternative concepts and designs
  • Documentation of Production, Reliability and Integrity Assurance