Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Independent and impartial services for the total water infrastructure lifecycle

WHAT IS QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL?

With a water supply-demand gap of up to 40 per cent expected by 2030, huge investment is required for the construction and refurbishment of water infrastructure. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and growing environmental awareness are driving the construction of increasingly complex integrated projects that combine water treatment and re-use, energy recovery, and nutrient recycling. Financiers, investors, owners, technology providers and operators require a feasible, consistent, efficient and sustainable solution that maintains high quality throughout the total asset lifecycle. 

WHY IS QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL IMPORTANT? 

For large-scale infrastructure projects, effective quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) measures are important for safeguarding budgets and timelines, identifying reliable suppliers, managing conflicts between project participants and ensuring what is planned and built matches the needs of stakeholders. In addition, stakeholders must remain abreast of evolving standards and the changing safety and security landscape.

TÜV SÜD HELPS YOU TO DEVELOP SAFE, HIGH QUALITY WATER PLANTS AND NETWORKS

TÜV SÜD’s QA/QC services enable you to maintain full control of your water infrastructure projects. Our experts ensure your plant and network follow national and international requirements for quality and safety. We also help you implement smooth operations within the plant, maintain your system to the latest technical standards, achieve interoperability with the latest technologies, plan and develop projects, and address potential risks.

WHAT DO QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL SERVICES INVOLVE?

TÜV SÜD supports clients in developing safe, high quality water plants and networks in line with their specific technical and quality requirements. Our experts provide QA/QC services throughout the entire value chain, from the early planning stages through the onset of operations up to maintenance. By supporting sound planning, smooth construction and sustainable operations, we ensure water infrastructure is safe, secure, practical, reliable, cost effective and compliant.

  • THIRD-PARTY TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICES
    TÜV SÜD supports clients from the early planning stages with proof of concept, assessment of demand and supply network analysis. Our experts provide knowledge services on state-of-the-art technology and assess whether it is appropriate for use. We also develop individual solutions based on user requirement specifications (USR), taking into account potential renewable energy sources and energy-efficient solutions.
  • DESIGN REVIEW AND DESIGN QUALIFICATION
    We offer services for technical due diligence including testing of functionality, durability, efficiency and security of supply. Our clients also benefit from services for temporal feasibility (critical path), as-is analysis, cost and risk analysis, as well as supplier due diligence.
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL 
    During construction and critical situations, our experts perform testing of installation qualification, provide support for health, safety and environment (HSE) management, account for all relevant issues relating to safety and security, and maintain pre-/postshipment inspections. We also provide services for fire protection and cost controlling.
  • FINAL ACCEPTANCE OF CONSTRUCTION
    TÜV SÜD supports clients with accompanying of commissioning and final quality assessment of construction and installations. Our experts evaluate operation and maintenance manuals. We also assess actual functionality and efficiency in operation.

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