TECHNIS (Dr David J Smith BSc,PhD,CEng,FIET,FCQI,HonFSaRS,MIGEM) has over thirty years of experience in reliability & risk assessment and training courses.
David has written and updated numerous textbooks and remains an authority in his field. He has been concerned with reliability and safety engineering since 1970 and has been president of the Safety and Reliability Society. His main books are:
- Reliability, Maintainability and Risk, 8th Edition, D J Smith, Elsevier (Butterworth Heinemann) ISBN 9780080969022. (The standard work on the subject)
- The Safety Critical Systems Handbook (A straightforward guide to functional safety IEC61508) “3rd edition, 2010, Elsevier ISBN 9780080967813
Consultancy in Safety and Reliability Assessment
Reliability Engineering tools and techniques are used to carry out quantitative assessments including those of hazardous failures as required in support of the IEC 61508 Standard needed to satisfy HSE requirements. He also undertakes Availability and Reliability Centred Maintenance studies.
Training and The Certificate in Reliability and Functional Safety
Practical and "down to earth" training workshops have been David’s speciality since the early 1980s. The accent is on practical techniques, using the minimum of mathematics, to make meaningful calculations of reliability and risk.
Workshops are tailored to the client's product and can cover Reliability Engineering, Software Quality and Functional Safety-Integrity, Reliability Data Collection, Availability and Risk Assessment. As well as one day appreciation courses, David offers an accredited 4 day certificate course.
Five Software Packages
Technis’s Five software packages include the unique FARADIP.THREE reliability data base, developed by David for 20 years and now widely used for risk and reliability work for both mechanical and electrical equipment.