Sofeast’s CEO Renaud and Andrew Amirnovin, reliability expert and our head of New Product Development, try to get to the bottom of why two high-profile reliability failures in the news recently occurred, namely the Oceangate Titan submersible and the Siemens Gamesa wind turbines. They look at the cases and suggest what caused the failures and what the companies might have done in order to avoid them.


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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings and introducing today’s topic.
  • 02:23 – 1. The destruction of the Titan submersible visiting the wreck of the Titanic.
  • 22:14 – Do strict standards actually stifle innovation and make it hard for new companies to enter a market?
  • 27:46 – 2. Vibrating Siemens Gamesa wind turbines.
  • 34:52 – Comparing possible testing solutions for the Titan sub and the wind turbines.
  • 39:52 – Summary: What it takes to manufacture and keep manufacturing a reliable product.


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Editor’s note: images courtesy of OceanGate, via Getty Images and REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration.

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