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Quality Assurance and Control
EDA provides outstanding support for technical audits of procedures and calculations. Design audits consist on reviewing the procedures and processes for conducting design changes and design change implementation. Audits are conducted based on a planned audit layout, which has been devised by EDA and approved by the client. In addition, EDA, Inc. can provide support on QA calculations and procedures and give/review presentations for regulatory groups.
See NUPIC Audit Team for GE Audit on June 7, 2002
Quality Assurance (QA) has a simple goal: to ensure that products perform the way they are supposed to. The quality of critical systems in the world is necessary for efficient and cost effective operations This was show in Japan in the 1970's and 80's. Because of the Japanese successes, the USA adapted many of the Japanese approaches to QA. I really believe that one of the primary reasons for USA economic advantage throughout the world is because of aggressive QA programs. For many years, the traditional way Department of Defense (DOD) and commercial companies achieved quality was through systematic final inspection. But now, intense competition has led some U.S. companies to adopt total quality management practices that are prevention based. Consequently, quality assurance has taken on a broader meaning, to include almost all key design and engineering elements during development, the transition to production, and production itself. The commercial nuclear industry basic QA requirements are outline in 10 CFR 50 Appendix B. These are enforced by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Until recently, DOD's quality requirements were based on MIL-Q-9858A, a military standard established in 1963. Quality was theoretically ensured by requiring both the contractor and the government to monitor and inspect products. In June 1994, the Secretary of Defense announced that commercial quality standards such as ISO-9000 should replace MIL-Q-9858A where it makes sense. DOD will not require MIL-Q-9858A on contracts awarded after October 1996. Until then, DOD will be approving the quality standards on a case-by-case basis at the request of industry. The NRC and the DOD are working together to develop QA for DOD facilities.
As the QA requirements change for commercial and government agencies, it is important to have experienced QA oversight and support. EDA, Inc. can provide this support.
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EDA, Incorporated provides quality-engineering services on time, on schedule and within budget. EDA, Inc. is able to do this by performing the work correctly the first time. We accept the most challenging problems and look forward to working with the client as a team member. EDA believes that the client should be an active participant in the work process to ensure that the product is commensurate with client expectations and is delivered within schedule and budget constraints.
EDA, Inc. belongs to the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Instrument Control Engineers, Society of Professional Engineers (ISA) and the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
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