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Guidance Notes for Technology Qualification.

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Technology Qualification is a process of providing evidence and arguments to support claims that the technology under assessment will function reliably in a target operating environment within specific limits and with an acceptable level of confidence. (Lloyd's Register Guidance Notes for Technology Qualification 2022, & IEC 62600-4:2020)

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The objective of the Technology Qualification process is to facilitate a novel technology or innovative elements within mature technologies achieve certification. This is conducted by adopting a robust evidence-based methodology through a systematic process, as illustrated below.

  • Pre-verification activities
  • Definition of the technology
  • Development of the acceptance criteria
  • Technology decomposition
  • Technology assessment
  • Identification of Critical Technology Elements
  • Risk assessment
  • System readiness assessment
  • System assessment
  • Identification of qualification activities and tests required
  • Development of a Technology Qualification Plan (TQP)
  • Review of the TQP
  • Issuance of a Statement of Feasibility
  • Execution of qualification activities identified in the TQP
  • Submission and review of test results
  • Review of test results
  • Review against the Definition of the technology
  • Interface analysis with other technologies
  • Review of test results in the field environment
  • Review of field documentation related to installation, commissioning, and operations
  • Review of training documentation, if applicable
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