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Design Substantiation2019-06-09T10:12:23+00:00
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Our approach to substantiation is logical and matter of fact – if a design is not quite up to scratch we are adept at providing suitable remedial measures to quickly find a solution. Even when a system is fit for purpose, we will very often make recommendations in our substantiation report for design improvements in terms of reducing weight, cost, size, deformation and many other factors depending on the project.

Our approach to substantiation is logical and matter of fact – if a design is not quite up to scratch we are adept at providing suitable remedial measures to quickly find a solution. Even when a system is fit for purpose, we will very often make recommendations in our substantiation report for design improvements in terms of reducing weight, cost, size, deformation and many other factors depending on the project.

Communication is a key aspect of the design substantiation process, it leads to a full understanding of the design intent. We like to keep constant contact during our substantiations to ensure you, and the end client get what they asked for.

From nuclear safety case substantiations through to industrial food processors, DC White have the experience and expertise to critically assess and improve your design.

Communication is a key aspect of the design substantiation process, it leads to a full understanding of the design intent. We like to keep constant contact during our substantiations to ensure you, and the end client get what they asked for.

From nuclear safety case substantiations through to industrial food processors, DC White have the experience and expertise to critically assess and improve your design.

Cost-effective approach

The process of design substantiation is a thorough review of a system and its components, assessing safety and fitness for purpose.

The scope of the substantiation will vary from project to project, as will the emphasis of the investigation. Certain plant must conform to standards such as pressure vessels or piping, and we are familiar with applying a wide range of customer specifications, UK and International standards and codes, (most common are ASME 31.3, PD5500, BS7608 and Eurocodes).

Cost-effective approach

The process of design substantiation is a thorough review of a system and its components, assessing safety and fitness for purpose.

The scope of the substantiation will vary from project to project, as will the emphasis of the investigation. Certain plant must conform to standards such as pressure vessels or piping, and we are familiar with applying a wide range of customer specifications, UK and International standards and codes, (most common are ASME 31.3, PD5500, BS7608 and Eurocodes).

Sometimes codes can be approached with a line by line hand-calculation, but sometimes it is more appropriate and cost-effective to incorporate a Finite Element Analysis. Many designs have no relevant codes, in which case we use our 30 years’ experience of tried and tested best engineering practice. In all cases, we provide a substantiation report with clear recommendations to ensure next steps for the client are clear.

Sometimes codes can be approached with a line by line hand-calculation, but sometimes it is more appropriate and cost-effective to incorporate a Finite Element Analysis. Many designs have no relevant codes, in which case we use our 30 years’ experience of tried and tested best engineering practice. In all cases, we provide a substantiation report with clear recommendations to ensure next steps for the client are clear.

Latest case study

Design substantiation of an Autoclave Frame

DC White was approached by a leading Autoclave manufacturer to substantiate a frame, shown in Figure 1, which was being re purposed for a new application with a slight change in the design and an increased contents weight. The original design had already been substantiated by DC White CE a few years earlier, so the original model was resurrected and updated to match the latest drawings. The [...]

Latest case study

Design substantiation of an Autoclave Frame

DC White was approached by a leading Autoclave manufacturer to substantiate a frame, shown in Figure 1, which was being re purposed for a new application with a slight change in the design and an increased contents weight. The original design had already been substantiated by DC White CE a few years earlier, so the original model was resurrected and updated to match the latest drawings. The [...]

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