8SUT LogoThe Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is launching a new course for engineers to form a greater understanding of the deployment of new technology within offshore developments.

The one-day course, in association with Astrimar, is aimed at engineers at all levels who are involved in the deployment of new offshore technology or who need to accommodate existing technology in more challenging applications. It is also suitable for operators, contractors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and technology developers.

The course, which takes place on June 9 at London's Imperial College, will provide an overview of industry best practice for the qualification of technology and how to select and design appropriate testing regimes to demonstrate functionality, reliability and durability.

The program will be split into a combination of presentations, discussions and group break-out sessions, including:
• The Technology Qualification Process
• Use of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)
• Types of testing to support qualification at each TRL
• Qualification of extended/modified technology
• Application of FMECA for technology qualification
• Residual technical risk and uncertainty
• Qualification assurance

Dr. Bob Allwood, CEO of SUT said: "As the subsea industry moves into deeper waters and more difficult operation environments, additional technical risk and uncertain reliability performance is introduced. A defined qualification process is required to manage the risk associated with the first or early deployment of the technology and this course will demonstrate this in a dynamic and interactive way, which will be of interest to all engineers working in the industry."

The course will run from 9am to 5pm in the Billiard Room, 58 Prince's Gate, Imperial College, London and costs for £430 members and £530 for non-members. For further information, please contact events@sut.org or 01224 823637.

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