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GUIDE FOR SYSTEMS VERIFICATION
|Publication Date:||1 July 2014|
Purpose and Scope
This Guide presents the procedures to be employed by ABS in the
review and surveys of computer-based control system software. The
objective of this Guide is to reduce software-related incidents
that could negatively affect the performance of such systems.
Compliance with the procedures and criteria given in this Guide may
result in the granting of the optional notation SV to a vessel or
offshore unit.This Guide emphasizes software verification of
control systems and Hardware-In-the-Loop
This Guide is applicable to standalone or integrated computer-based control systems. Such a computerbased control system can be installed on a ship, offshore unit, fixed or floating offshore installation, or other type of facility. The computer-based system can be associated with a control system of any level of complexity, including those used for propulsion and navigation.
The procedures and criteria given in this Guide involve a number of parties concerned with software development and maintenance. These include Systems Providers (SP), Driller or Crew Organization (DCO), Ship Builder Integrator (SBI) or the Shipyard, Verification and Validation Organizations (V&V), Owner, Subsuppliers, and Subcontractors involved in integrated system software development, implementation, operation, and maintenance. Refer to Subsection 1/7 for definitions of these involved parties.