Dependability Studies PDF


Analyze, identify and measure your risks to improve dependability, availability, maintainability, and the safety of your products, systems and industrial processes.

Quality & Safety Challenge

In order to meet your own requirements or the requirements of your customers in terms of deadlines, costs and product quality, as well as directives and regulations concerning product safety, it is vital to optimize the operation of your systems and production processes.

In this context, a robust approach to dependability studies enables you to:

  • Ensure the reliability of your production equipment and prevent any risk of malfunction liable to necessitate a return to the design stage, cause production delays and generate unforeseen costs,

  • Improve the maintainability of your products and installations,

  • Master the safety of your installations and products,

  • Verify that your products conform to regulatory requirements and specifications.

Dependability Studies

Based on our technical and technological expertise, Bureau Veritas offers you a global methodology to accompany you throughout the entire duration of the dependability studies, from the drafting of the technical specifications to the acceptance of your end products.

With proven methods and tools, we bring you tailored solutions at each step:

  • Identification and analysis of risks (HAZID, PRA, PHA, FMECA, HAZOP)

  • Risk quantification (Fault Tree Analysis, MARKOV graph, PETRI net, QRA, etc.)

  • Implementation of corrective and preventive action, analysis and monitoring of results

  • Estimation of the reliability of your equipment from user feedback and field experience

  • Modeling and calculation of system availability both uptime and downtime

  • Optimization and analysis of cost/benefits

These studies can be conducted on the Bureau Veritas premises on the basis of your documentation or on your project’s site. In both cases, the service is provided in close collaboration with your engineering teams.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas

A partner you can trust

With a network of 1,330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries and a workforce of 59,000, Bureau Veritas can provide you with the stature, investment capability and commitment to stay with your project end-to-end.

Technical expertise

The expertise offered by Bureau Veritas spans a wide range of engineering disciplines. This means you receive services from Bureau Veritas specialists who were selected for their knowledge of the specific technologies used (instrumented safety systems, hardware, software, etc.)

Expertise in regulations 

Our consultants have thorough knowledge of the regulatory environment. They are especially attuned to the latest developments in regulations liable to impact your systems.

Bureau Veritas is actively involved in the French and European technical commissions such as the BNA (Bureau de Normalisation Automobile). Our experts are actively involved in committees dealing with dependability and maintenance studies (BNA, IMdR), with many related conferences (Lambda-Mu) and in the drafting of standards (ISO, IEC, RCC-E).

Centralized technical management 

Bureau Veritas has a central technical management responsible for defining the required qualifications, methodologies, procedures and tools required to fulfill its missions.

Modeling tools 

GRIF, Item Toolkit, ARALIA Simtree, Bureau Veritas' Optimise© Monte Carlo simulator


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