DNV can help to test, qualify and develop your idea and promote technological breakthroughs, innovative solutions and substantial savings.
A fast-growing energy market spurs the need to develop new technologies. However, you need to prove that your innovation actually works as intended. To develop new solutions and bring the efficiently, safely and credibly to the market, DNV offers a recognised Technology Qualification process. The process could either be purely technical or related to the execution of a project.
DNV’s technology qualification differs from typical third-party services such as classification, certification, and verification, which basically confirm that the technology is in compliance with specified codes and procedures. Qualification, however, is defined as the process of providing the evidence that the technology will function within specific limits with an acceptable level of confidence.
Usually, a new or improved technology can either enable a project to be realized or it can enhance its value. Either way the developer has to build the operator’s confidence in the technology. Further, the operator needs to ensure that the other stakeholders in the project also are confident before a decision to implement the technology can be taken. This requires a systematic risk-based qualification process that clearly documents the performance of the technology.
Unfortunately, qualification of new technology developments is often done as an afterthought and does not provide the evidence that the technology will function as intended. Failure modes and mechanisms may not have been systematically identified by multi-disciplinary teams and appropriately risk ranked. Large expensive tests are performed without a clear understanding of what failure modes the technology simulates and how close it is to the failure envelope. Neither is the simulated operating condition representative of the actual operating condition. The use of analytical models is rarely used to predict many of the failure mechanisms. These are some of the issues that prevent the end user from gaining the required confidence in a technology.
Our technology qualification process and associated services aim at assisting in building and operating new technologies in a financially sound, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly way.
The portfolio of services range from managing the technology qualification process, to advanced material consulting and state-of-the-art testing. They all push in the same direction – providing evidence that the technology will function within specific limits with an acceptable level of confidence.
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DNV helps technology developers by performing a systematic risk-based qualification process that clearly documents the performance of the technology.
Simulating how a structure or system responds to certain conditions is vital to complex projects. To deliver this, DNV provides a wide range of analyses and simulation tools.
Today's systems are growing increasingly complex, with a progressive impact on project risk and production availability. DNV offers a wide range of risk and reliability services to manage both technical and project risk.
Many of the component or system failures that take place in the oil and gas industry are related to materials selection or quality issues. DNV offers a broad range of services within materials technology and laboratory testing worldwide.
In order to support the global energy and shipping sectors with state-of-the-art laboratory services, DNV offers a wide range of testing capabilities, combined with strong multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience.
DNV offers a one-day course on qualification of new technology. This course presents an overview and the background of the DNV-RP-A203, and the qualification work process presented therein.