RelQual Associates is a network of experienced independent engineering consultants in
several disciplines, offering technical services in Product Qualification and Full-Service Environmental Testing.
Qualification and Evaluation Services help product developers
design in quality and streamline the design process, reducing failures
and improving time-to-market.
These services include Design-for-Reliability, Design-for-Manufacturability,
Design-for-Test, Planning for HALT, environmental stress testing and
regulatory pre-qualification, software quality testing, failure analysis,
regulatory pre-auditing (ISO900x), and others.
Testing Services are made possible by special agreements
between RelQual and a network of labs having extensive environmental
test capability. This makes it possible to qualify products to meet
regulatory standards, such as MIL standards, CISPR, ANSI, UL, IEC,
CE, CCC, BELLCORE and others.
Lab services include RF/Microwave Radiated Emissions and Immunity,
Conducted (AC mains) Emissions and Fault Immunity, ESD Immunity, Random
and Sinusoidal Vibration, Mechanical Shock, HALT, HASS, Humidity/Salt
Atmosphere, Package Drop test, IR imaging, SEM, X-ray and SIM imaging,
Failure Analysis and others.
Founded by reliability
engineering consultant Ron Purcell in June 2003, RelQual
has over twenty active engineering Associates in addition
to outside senior advisory consultants.
services are aimed at companies designing or making products to
meet standards of safety, quality or reliability, or whose
processes must comply with ISO, customer or government standards.
RelQual can save time and cost in such cases by enabling
firms to outsource tasks that previously drew in-house professionals
primary roles during the period of product qualification.
The diverse wealth of design experience in the RelQual group can
developers avoid design mistakes that cause later qualification
or field warranty problems.