Engineering Services and Program Management

Knowing the routes to compliance and optimizing a testing program for products is as important as product testing itself.  Retlif’s engineering and program management services can assist in opening markets, as well as fully managing a product’s compliance needs.

Retlif Services:

  • Development of Product Compliance Matrixes:  Often a manufacturer or supplier offers products that have been tested to various standards only to discover that a new customer has different testing requirements.   Before proceeding to additional testing, Retlif can develop a “Compliance Matrix” to evaluate the initial testing performed to the new test requirements.  Many times this will either eliminate additional testing or minimize the amount necessary.
  • Development of EMC and ESS Test Specific Documentation:  Most test programs require considerable “support” documentation and Retlif’s years of experience in generating such documentation, enables it to be accepted by your customer the “first time around”.  Such documentation includes:
    • EMC Control Plans
    • EMC and ESS Test Plans
    • EMC and ESS Test Procedures
  • Development of Engineering Design Support Documentation:  While primarily focused on the Rail and Transit industry sectors, Engineering Design Support Documentation is now a requirement in many industry sectors.  Retlif documentation generated  includes:
    • RF Filtering Plans
    • RF Shielding Plans
    • Grounding Plans
    • Cable Routing Plans
    • Equipment-To-Be-Installed Installation Plans
  • Compliance Program Management:  Many companies have found that outsourcing compliance management needs to Retlif is more cost effective than maintaining an internal team that may not be used regularly.  Product compliance is what we do at Retlif every day, and we can assist in parts of a compliance management program, or manage the entire effort.  Typical services include:
    • Interaction with your customer
    • Interaction and oversight of your vendors
    • Development of Compliance Management plans
    • Organizing and Overseeing Scheduled Compliance Meeting
    • Compliance Training for both “in-house” and external personnel
  • Market Compliance Research and Test Program Optimization:  Testing a product represents an investment in both time and money, and customers should receive the greatest return on such efforts. Retlif can assist by defining the compliance needs of your intended markets as well as by customizing testing that will allow the greatest market access through one comprehensive testing program.
  • Pre-Design Compliance Consulting: “Knowledge is power.” Understanding a product’s potential compliance needs and technical standards before it is designed avoids costly after the fact “fixes” and time delays. Retlif compliance consulting assists in avoiding such pitfalls by helping you to clearly understand all the compliance you will need to meet before that actual design begins.