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PD711 - ASME NQA-1 and DOE Quality Assurance Rule 10 CFR 830

PD711 - ASME NQA-1 and DOE Quality Assurance Rule 10 CFR 830

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Mar 11, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019


Pittsburgh, PA, USA
May 20, 2019 - May 22, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

ASME produces codes and standards that are the most widely used in the world for the design, manufacture, operation, maintenance, and repair of components within nuclear facilities.  This 3-day course discusses the ASME NQA-1 Standard and its 4 parts, the principal intentions of this Standard and how to apply its provisions for Department of Energy nuclear facility suppliers, contractors, and DOE National Laboratories.

This course is designed to provide management, procurement, engineering, and program management with an introduction to and overview of ASME as an organization, its Codes and Standards, and the ASME NQA-1 Standard.  The instructor explains how this Standard is applied to DOE nuclear facilities, as well as providing a brief overview of the subsections of B&PV Code, Section III, as they apply to construction of nuclear facilities and DOE Orders, concerning quality assurance, such as 414.1D, G414.1-2B, 450.2.  Other covered topics include a brief history of the B&PV code, the ASME Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards, and the NQA-1 guidance for implementation within DOE Rules and Orders for Quality Assurance.

Each student will receive a copy of the NQA-1 Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications Standard.

You Will Learn To
 - Explain the purpose and organization of ASME
 - Describe the scope of ASME codes and standards applicable to components in a nuclear facility
 - Explain the purpose, organization and requirements of NQA-1 Quality Assurance for Nuclear Facility Applications
 - Identify the 18 criteria basis of the NQA-1 Standard contained in Part 1, NQA Parts 2, 3 and 4
 - Apply the four principal Department of Energy requirement documents pertaining to nuclear quality assurance for nuclear facilities

Course Outline
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Who Should Attend
This course is designed for those who are or will be directly or indirectly involved in the design, procurement, manufacturing and construction, maintenance or operation of a nuclear facility.  This course will benefit anyone involved in quality assurance, quality control programs, inspection, procurement of materials, as well as nuclear regulatory personnel, university faculty, and students.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD711
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


William K. (Ken) Sowder, Ph.D., 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. He is a member of Section III Committees, NQA-1 Committees, the ISO 9001 TC 176 US TAG and is an ASME BNCS member.
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