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ASME BPV Code Section III, Division 1: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components and USNRC Regulations (Virtual Classroom)

Explore Section III, Division 1, how it interfaces with other BPVC sections, and how it is implemented by the US NRC in its regulations.

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ASME BPV Code Section III, Division 1: Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components and USNRC Regulations (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Mar 16-21st, 2023


  • Jun 08-13th, 2023




This course is offered over the following four-day sessions, commencing at 10 AM and ending at 6:30 PM Eastern, each day, with breaks scheduled throughout:

  • March 16 - 17 and 20 - 21, 2023
  • June 8 - 9 and 12 - 13, 2023


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This course is an overview of Section III, Division 1, including interfaces with Sections II, V, IX, XI, and NQA-1. The course explains how Section III is implemented by the US NRC in its regulations, and regulatory guidance. The course also explains the Section III requirements and processes, including the requirements for design, determination of safety classification for components, quality assurance, third-party oversight by the Authorized Inspection Agency, and the duties and responsibilities of N, NA, NV and NPT certificate holders.

Students are presented with an overview of the technical bases for Section III, Class 1, design-by-analysis, the ASME Accreditation process, the requirements for the Authorized Inspection Agency, the duties and responsibilities of the Authorized Nuclear Inspector, and the Quality Assurance Program requirements for Material Organizations and ASME Certificate Holders. The course explains the Section III process for Code Cases and Code Inquiries.

Course Materials
Participants have digital access to ASME B&PVC, Section III, Subsection NCA, during the course and a downloadable version of the course presentation.

You Will Learn To:

  • Describe the scope and requirements of Section III
  • Describe how Section III is used by the USNRC
  • Describe the differences in requirements between Class 1, 2 and 3 components
  • Describe the Scope of Sections II, V, IX, XI and NQA-1 and how they interface with Section III
  • Explain the purpose of Code Cases and Code Interpretations and their use by the USNRC
  • Describe the purpose of Code Data Reports
  • Describe the third-party oversight functions performed by Authorized Inspection Agencies and the role of the Authorized Nuclear Inspector
  • Describe the Quality Assurance Program required for Certificate holders
  • Explain the significance of the ASME Certification Mark
  • Describe the ASME Accreditation Process, and duties and responsibilities for N, NA, NPT Certificate Holders
  • Describe new initiatives being considered by the Section III Standards Committee
  • Describe future global trends for nuclear generation of electric power

Who Should Attend
Entry level and experienced engineers and personnel employed by suppliers of nuclear systems and components, and operating nuclear power generation facilities that wish to gain a more in-depth understanding of Section III and how it is applied in the design and construction of components for nuclear power generation facilities. 

This ASME Virtual Classroom course is held live with an instructor on our online learning platform.  Certificate of completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course. 

Course Outline

Topics Covered

  • Module 1 – Introduction to ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • Module 2 – The ASME Code and the Interface with US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Module 3 – Overview of a Pressurized Water Reactor 
  • Module 4 – Section III, Division I Subsection NCA Articles 1000 & 2000
  • Module 5 – Section III, Division I Subsection NCA Articles 9000 & 8000, 3000 - 3700
  • Module 6 – NCA-3800
  • Module 7 – NCA-4000, 5000, 7000
  • Module 8 – Nuclear Accreditation
  • Module 9 – Technical Bases for Section III
  • Module 10 – Subsection NB Class 1 Components
  • Module 11 – Subsection NC Class 2 Components; Section III, ND Class 3 Components; Section III, NE Class MC Components
  • Module 12 – Section III, NF Supports; NG Core Support Structures;
  • Section III Appendices
  • Module 13 – Section II, Materials; Section V, Nondestructive Examination (NDE); Section IX, Welding & Brazing Qualifications; Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1)
  • Module 14 – Trends for the future



Greg Hollinger, P.E.

ASME Fellow

Greg L. Hollinger, P.E., Fellow, ASME, has 45 years of experience in power-related industries, including commercial nuclear power and other nuclear power technologies.

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