Compliance By Analysis
We can evaluate a product and the test reports of testing conducted on it and similar products, test plans and compliance documents and use this to produce a “Compliance by Analysis” report.
Compliance by analysis can involve any of the following:
- Computer modeling and simulation – This testing is normally done early in product development to assess potential design vulnerabilities so that required design modifications can be undertaken as soon as possible.
- Acceptance by Similarity – This method can be used where the product is nearly identical to products already tested, and there is no reason to believe that differences would pose environmentally induced problems.
- Testing of Coupon Samples – In certain cases there can be significant savings by using coupon samples instead of entire systems.
Typically a compliance by analysis study will be conducted on a specific product (complete) with a review of the design verification and validation package, any current test results (in-house or external), and Life Cycle Environmental Profile. Any test plans prepared for qualification will be reviewed, and all of this will be incorporated into a third-party review and report. If specific areas cannot be justified, corrective solutions may be proposed on a separate memo from the report.
For each item on a Product Test Plan Matrix to be reported, we typically will provide the following:
A. Compliance by Analysis Report
B. Recommendation and guidance for testing or inspection by third party (if compliance by analysis not logical). Findings from testing will be incorporated into a compliance report as listed in “A” above.
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