IT IS DIFFICULT TO ILLUSTRATE OUR KNOW-HOW WITHOUT MAKING TONS OF IT.
Here is AXONE Engineering offer, quite simply.
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Since we are not omniscient and each of us holds a part of the global knowledge, we must make room for autonomy, not dependance.
SHARE THE PROCESS
We must give meaning to the process in order to unite people. To do this, we must demonstrate and communicate.
MAKE THE APPROACH ACCESSIBLE
The methodological approach must be de-sacralized by making it applicable, by explaining to the stakeholders the benefits they will get from it.
RELY ON THE METHODS
System Engineering standards exist, why would you ignore them?
Standards are only useful if they are applicable. Each project is different and the challenge is to adapt the standard while avoiding any additional constraint.
AXONE placed System Engineering at the heart of the operations and applies these core values to its corporate culture, customer relations and partnerships.
When dealing with large and complex projects, an accurate design approach must meet 3 main criteria:
• Functionally respond to the need (ability to be exploited),
• Meet the standard and prescriptive requirements,
• Financially respect the budget constraints, regarding the overall ownership cost.
If we place System Engineering at the heart of the design approach from the conceptualization phase, we bet that risk management can become global.
That said, adopting a design approach based on System Engineering guidelines does not make AXONE any different from other service companies. What makes us different is the applied and pragmatic nature of our approach. Our System culture is based on the engineering of interdisciplinary performances such as Nuclear Safety, Dependability and Integrated Logistics Support. Too often neglected compared to Engineering, and called “Constraint Functions”, these disciplines share the same backbone as System Engineering, roughly through Requirements Engineering.
This cross-disciplinary vision requires to have a great list of technical qualifications but above all to be open-minded and skilled in several fields to build a common “federating” vocabulary and overcome complexity.
DURING FEASIBILITY STUDIES
To identify the safety requirements in advance, for each lifecycle phases of the installation.
AT THE DESIGN STAGE
To contribute to the definition of the technical solution, to provide demonstrations and to anticipate the required recordings during the manufacturing phase.
DURING MANUFACTURING, REALIZATION AND QUALIFICATION
To follow the execution actions, check the records and verify compliance with the requirements.
DURING MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING
To ensure compliance with requirements in the long run, anticipate drifts and assess the impact of the deviations.
To assess the impact of modifications on safety requirements and adopt the new regulations.
DURING SHUTDOWN AND DISMANTLING
To optimize technical and regulatory choices, and to consider waste management channels as a whole.
Any system must meet a certain number of constraints to be sure of functioning, especially in a nuclear context.
Nuclear Safety, as a constraint function of the system, must be integrated into all activities related to the installation, interfacing with all disciplines in order to optimize the whole.
Within the framework of a product, everything must be designed so that it can meet the functional constraints that will ensure safety in the nuclear subsystem or full system.
Safety must be controlled throughout the system or installation lifecycle, from feasibility studies to dismantling, including operation and monitoring.
For all these reasons, AXONE considers Integrated Nuclear Safety © as the most efficient approach, as an original method to meet the requirements and expectations of the QA 84 and the decree of February 7, 2012.
To analyze technical facts, capitalize on the information and better take it into account for the future developments
AT THE DEVELOPMENT STAGE
To identify the risks, the means to control them and demonstrate their control and evaluation
IN PREPARATION FOR OPERATION
To anticipate maintenance operations and ensure the availability of installations or products
DURING VERIFICATION OR VALIDATION TESTS
To develop test plans, monitoring and analysis tests, for the demonstration of Dependability
At AXONE, we consider that Dependability supports all the System Engineering processes. We see it as a specialty just like Nuclear Safety.
With Dependability, the approach remains systemic while providing input data and going down to the levels of subsystems, equipment and products. Closer to the disciplines, it tends to master a sub-system by taking into account mechanical, electronic or computer problems, even in a common set that must be integrated. The System culture becomes once again very important in the approach.
AXONE has come to the System approach through Dependability. Aware that some of the problems encountered in the Dependability studies could have been solved in advance, by a more comprehensive functional approach, we have done something quite the contrary. We wanted a pragmatic approach that could comply with an industrial prescriptive approach as well as with a short cycle on some projects to gain in reactivity and agility.
Design your knowledge and make it a know-how.
The way we engineer Training allows us to design pragmatic and very applied courses.