Competences

Competences

RAMS analysis (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety)

  • SIL analysis (Safety Integrity Level) and Safety Life Cycle study according International Standard IEC EN 61508 and norms related.
  • Maintenance engineering – RCM (Reliability Centred Maintenance)
  • Human and Software reliability
  • Risk Management and Business Continuity
  • Quantitative Risk analysis (QRA/FERA)
  • HAZID and HAZOP study
  • Industrial safety and SEVESO Directive requirements
  • Consequence analysis and emergency planning
  • Occupational Safety and Health and normative compliance
  • Territorial planning and Technological risk
  • Transport Safety

 

  • Environmental Impact assessment (EIA)
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Environmental mitigation measures design
  • Acoustic pollution normative compliance
  • Integrated Pollution and Prevention Control (IPPC)
  • Basic and Advanced Training on (Reliability, Safety and Enviromental)
  • Enviromental, Safety and Health management system

RAMS

RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) - Evaluation of Reliability and availability of complex technological systems using traditional techniques and innovative approaches (FMECA, What-If Analysis, Reliability Block Diagrams, Fault Tree Analysis, Methods of Monte Carlo simulation, etc.), aimed at optimizing the project in its different stages of development and from the point of view of the expected productivity of both the safety of operations and maintenance.

Statistical Treatment of Data from the Field - Support for the collection, management and statistical treatment of failure and malfunction data from the field, with evaluation of fault rates, repair rates, probability of failure on demand and statistical uncertainty characterization.

Studies of Functional Safety in compliance with the International Standard IEC 61508 (Functional Safety of Electrical / Electronic / Programmable Electronic Safety-related Systems) and Standard derived for different industrial domains - SIL (Safety Integrity Level) Allocation Studies and related Hardware/Software check for protection and control of type E/E/EP (Electrical, Electronic and Electronic Programmable) and its associated components; level analysis of the entire Safety Life-Cycle for complex systems and functional units; independent support of Functional Safety Assessment; methodological support in the drafting of corporate guidelines for the design according to the standards.

Maintainability and Logistics Analysis , Maintenance Engineering and RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) Analysis Corrective maintenance analysis, both preventive and predictive; support to the optimization of maintenance activities for plant productivity and safety; optimization of the times of the maintenance phases for the purposes of availability of the system; simulations and definition of improvement measures; maintenance manuals engineering to optimize the planning of maintenance operations and to provide the optimal management of spare parts inventory.

Optimization Processes of Warning Systems for Complex Systems and Equipment and support to the design of interfaces and Diagnostic Systems - Analysis of alarm systems for complex systems; prioritization and rationalization of alarms for safety, productivity, maintainability and system efficiency; support for the implementation and reconfiguration of alarm systems and their interfaces; support to the design of control systems and remote diagnosis of systems with functional decomposition and identification of root causes of failures and monitoring of simple and complex KPI (Key Performance Indicator).

Human Factor Analysis and Task Analysis - Studies of human reliability and analysis of human related incidental causes; analysis of operational activities by Task Analysis and support to the resolution of critical issues; support to the design of human-machine interfaces and the development of operating and emergency procedures.

Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Analysis - Assessments, simulations and analysis of the life cycle costs of equipment and systems; analysis of the critical factors.

Reliability and Safety Studies in the railway sector - RAMS studies in the railway sector in compliance with the norms and standards of reference for the sector, especially IEC 50126 (RAMS), IEC 50128 (Software Development), IEC 50129 (Development of security systems for signaling), CEI EN 50159 (Safety communication), IEC 61508/61511 (Security of systems of protection and control), FS.MT.ST/TP-RAMS.200 (Specification for the development and implementation of the program RAMS in supplies to FS/Trenitalia); methodological support and its application to the European directives in the field of security and interoperability, with particular reference to Directive 2004/49/EC (Safety and development of railways for Community) and the EC Commission Regulation No. 352/2009 of 24/04/2009 (Adoption of a common method of evaluation and assessment of risks in the railway sector).

HSE

Safety Analysis and Reports – Hazards and Consequences Analysis for industrial plant subject to relevant accident risk in compliance with Seveso Directive (D.Lgs. 105/2015) and Legislative Decree 09/05/01 (Minimal requirements of urban and territorial planning in area subject to relevant accident risk).

Risk analysis and QRA (Quantitative Risk Assessment) – Systematic identification of hazards with impacts on productivity, on environment, on risk of personnel involvement in accidents and of technical and organizational criticalities; probability analysis (occurrence frequencies) and deterministic analysis (consequences simulation) of accidental scenarios with risk evaluation in order to offer a criteria to select among alternative project solutions or to support costs/benefits analysis during design face.  

HAZOP (Hazard and Operability Analysis) – Plant or equipment process analysis with deviations, causes and consequences definition and relevant accident initiator events identification

Assisting in Occupational Health and Safety risks evaluating (ex D.Lgs. 81/2008 e s.m.i.) –Noise , vibration, electromagnetic camps instrumented measures

Occupational Protection against explosions – Classification of areas subject to explosion hazard due to gas presence or flammable substances according ATEX Directive (Atmosphere Explosive) 94/9/CE e 1999/92/CE, CEI 61241-10 (CEI 31-66), CEI 31-56 and CEI EN 50281-1-2 e EN 61241-14

HSE Management system development – Norms conformity evaluation, first and second party audit according ISO 14001 e OHSAS 18001, initial environmental analysis and risks evaluation, assisting in developing of management system procedure.  

Environment

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) – is an assessment of the possible positive or negative impact that a proposed project may have on the environment, together consisting of the environmental, social and economic aspects. According D.Lgs. 152/2006 and regional regalement, RAMS&E can:

  • make environmental analysis and survey necessary to prepare Environmental Impact Study and all the papers to start national or regional EIA procedure
  • assist clients during all procedure steps till its conclusion

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) – is a system of incorporating environmental considerations into policies, plans, programmes and strategies. According local and national authorities regalement, RAMS&E can make environmental analysis and survey necessary to prepare Environmental Report and all the papers SEA procedure

Integrated Pollution and Prevention Control (IPPC) – is an authorization to allow industrial plant activities when they are in compliance with requirement to prevent and reduce pollution. According to D.Lgs. 152/2006 and national and European regalement, RAMS&E can:

  • prepare all documents necessary to start the procedure
  • make or coordinate analysis eventually requested
  • assist clients during all procedure steps till its conclusion

Obligations and Authorisation procedures – Construction of plants or facilities is often linked to obligations and authorisation procedures. RAMS&E can prepare all documents necessary to start the procedure and assist clients during all procedure steps to obtain authorisations. For instance, the following documents can be necessary:

  • Atmosphere emission authorisation (art.269 D.Lgs. 152/2006)
  • Estimated evaluation of acoustic impact (ex art.8 L. 447/1995)
  • Landscape authorisation (ex artt. 146 e 147, D.Lgs. 42/2004)
  • Water withdrawals/discharges authorisation

Impact Evaluation – is a process (prescribed by D.P.R. 357/1997 art. 5) necessary in case of projects or activities with significant impact on areas which are been recognised as Site of Community Importance (SCI) or Special Area of Conservation (SAC) by European Commission. RAMS&E can prepare all documents necessary to start the procedure and assist clients during all procedure steps till its conclusion. Environmental Monitoring – describes the processes and activities that need to take place to characterise and monitor the quality of the environment. Environmental monitoring is used in the preparation of environmental impact assessments, as well as in many circumstances in which human activities carry a risk of harmful effects on the natural environment. RAMS&E can provide instrumented measures of several environmental factors (noise, vibration, electromagnetic camps, air and water quality...)