The Equipment Testing and Certification (EC) department of ALTER TECHNOLOGY located in Tres Cantos (Madrid) is a provider of technological solutions regarding product compliance to companies in high demanding industries such as Aerospace & Defence, Security and Fire, Railway etc. Our objective is to provide ALTER´s customers with efficient testing and certification solutions and to give response to new technological challenges.
Quality and Engineering Services for Complex Systems
Assuring quality, reliability, safety and performance
Product quality assurance of complex systems presents particular difficulties that require a solid expertise to achieve the objective without jeopardizing the time to market and optimizing the cost of the solution. These complex systems are composed of several subsystems, result of the integration of products of different nature, type and origin, which require a depth analysis of the whole system life cycle.
The system manufacturer requires the collaboration of a reliable partner such as Alter Technology that gives support along the whole process with the quality engineering, consultancy and testing services needed.
- Requirements Management
Taking into account the intended use of the product, requirements, constraints and statutory regulations and standards are identified and assessed. They can be managed through a tool such as DOORS.
System Regulatory Compliance and Standards
- CE Marking (EMC Directive, Low Voltage Directive, Machinery Directive, Radio. Equipment Directive, Pressure Equipment Directive, ATEX, CPR, RoHS, ErP)
- IEC/EN, FCC, MIL-STD, RTCA-DO and nuclear standards
System Lower Level Specifications Requirements
- Environmental conditions
- Reliability engineering
- Design Review
To ensure the system compliance with the requirements by means of design measures.
- HW & SW products trade- off and market surveys
- COTS requirements specifications
- Pre-qualification testing and recommendations concerning design
- Environmental and EMC control plans
- Suppliers management so that the supplied products fulfills the requirements
- Verification & Validation Plan
To identify the required verification method (analysis, test, inspection) and the corresponding activities, planning and tools which will allow to show that the system fulfill the applicable requirements.
- Compliance matrix (V- model).
- Verification and Validation plan:
- Verification levels: equipment/system/component.
- Qualification: test and inspection plan.
- Factory acceptance and Site acceptance plans.
- Production Quality Assurance
Assure the quality of the equipment, materials, structures, components and processes utilized in the manufacturing, assembly and future operation of the whole system.
- Ensure quality assurance and quality control at manufacturer´s facilities:
- Factory audits (QMS and production line)
- Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT)
- Quality of the subsystems production (welding quality; boundary scan…)
- Components counterfeit
- Obsolescence management
- Verification, Testing
The following testing services for complex systems, equipment and components are provided.
- Tests according to EN standards for CE marking, MIL-STD-461 and RTCA DO 160, CISPR.
- Radiated and conducted emissions and Susceptibility
- System Reliability.
- Reliability prediction.
- Failure modes, effects and critically analysis (FMEA).
- Safety Analysis.
- Infant mortality testing.
- Accelerated life testing.
- DLA- MIL Laboratory Suitability.
- Low and high dose rate (from 0+ to >100 Krad (Si)/h).
- Static and dynamic biasing.
- Remote conditions monitoring.
- EN, IEC standards.
- Electrical, mechanical, thermal and acoustic testing.
- Fire propagation.
- Human exposure to electromagnetic fields.
- Risk analysis and functional safety.
- Photometric and colorimetric analysis of railway and road traffic equipment.
- IEC standards, MIL-STD-810 and RTCA DO 160.
- Dry heat, cold, humidity and climatic shock.
- Salt mist, dust and rain.
- Solar radiation and altitude.
- Vibration and shock.
- Acoustic noise.
- Tests to verify performance of RF equipment, cables and devices.
- Test in manufacturers´ facilities through witness testing program.
SECURITY PRODUCTS FOR ALARM SYSTEMS
- Testing of security products:
- Intrusion and Hold-up systems.
- Access Control systems.
- Alarm Transmission systems.
- Video Surveillance systems.
- Certification solutions for multi-systems and product families.
- Monitoring of regulatory updates.
- Support For Acceptance
- System Integration & global conformity.
- Onsite Acceptance Tests (SAT).
- Failure Analysis
- System facility compliance.
- System Technical Documentation.