Length: 2 days CEUs: 1.50 PDHs: 15.00
Upon completion of this two-day, intermediate-level course, managers, engineers and program developers will have a better understanding of the major international Nuclear Quality Assurance Standards and how they relate and interact.
Following an introduction to the ASME Section III Nuclear Power Code, the course offers an overview of the ASME NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Standard, the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, and the IAEA GS-R-3 Management Systems Standard. It also compares the NQA-1a-2009 Standard with the ISO 9001:2008 and the IAEA GS-R-3 Management Systems Safety Series Standard The course also provides analysis of the areas of their agreement and differences.
This course is designed for engineers, managers and quality personnel who are, or will be, directly or indirectly involved in manufacturing, fabrication and examination of components or structures for nuclear power facilities. Participants are expected to have at least one year of experience in design, construction, quality assurance or operation of nuclear facilities. They may also have a supporting-supplier role for nuclear power facilities and their components or development of management system integration of nuclear quality requirements across global boundaries.
You Will Learn To
- Explain the organization and scope of the ASME Section III Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components
- Describe the ASME NQA-1a-2009 Nuclear Quality Assurance Standard contents and organization
- Explain the overview of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Standard GS-R-3, 2006-STI/PUB/1252
- Explain the overview of ISO 9001-2008
- Describe the practical application of these quality assurance requirements for the nuclear industry
Please click HERE to view the course outline.
Who Should Attend
Design engineers, quality engineers, managers, management program developers, project managers, regulators, inspectors, procurement personnel, operations and plant maintenance personnel
Also available as Online, Instructor-supported Course EL526, taught by this instructor.
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Course Type: Public Course
Course Number: PD634
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William K. (Ken) Sowder, PhD., is a Senior Consultant to the nuclear industry. He works with manufacturers and suppliers to develop management systems, which meet requirements of codes and standards such as ASME NQA-1-2008, ISO 9001:2008 and IAEA GS-R-3. Dr. Sowder worked for the ITER Project on-site in France from 2004-2007, as Responsible Officer & Division Head for ITER Quality Assurance, and from 2008-2009, as Expert Contractor reporting to the ITER’s Director General and Deputy Director General of Safety and Security. Dr. Sowder helped to develop the ITER interfaces with international organizations such as IAEA, JSME and ISO. In addition, he works with code and standard writing organizations (SO) such as ASME, JSME and IAEA. Dr. Sowder is a member of Section III Committees, NQA-1 Committees, the ISO 9001 TC 176 US TAG and is an ASME BNCS member.