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ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications

Understand the basic principles and applications of the ASME Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1) code and standard as it is applied to nuclear facilities.

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This online, instructor-supported course provides an overall understanding of the basic principles and applications of ASME Nuclear Quality Assurance. Managers, engineers, and program developers who take this course gain an enhanced understanding of ASME as an organization, its codes and standards, and the ASME Nuclear Quality Assurance code and standard NQA-1 as it is applied to nuclear facilities.

In addition to covering the NQA-1 Standard, it also provides a brief overview of Section III Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components of the B&PV Code as they apply ASME NQA-1 for their quality assurance standard for new construction of nuclear facilities and plant modifications.

This is an intermediate level course 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 should have at least one year of experience in the design, construction, and operation of, or have a supporting-supplier role for, nuclear power facilities and their components.

You Will Learn To

  • Explain the purpose of the NQA-1 Standard and its role in nuclear construction and operation
  • Describe the 18 criteria basis of the NQA-1 Standard contained in Part 1
  • Describe the organization of the NQA-1 Standard and the major topics (or activities) covered in the Standard
  • Explain the differences between Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4

Who Should Attend
Design, process, and quality engineers; managers, management program developers, and project managers; licensing and procurement personnel; regulators; and students and university personnel

Also available as Public Course PD635, taught by this instructor.

To take this course you should have a personal computer, Web browser, Internet connection, and software to display PDF files (such as Adobe Reader®).

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About the Instructors

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. 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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Outline

Module 1
Overview of the ASME NQA-1 Standard

  • ASME and its purpose and organization
  • The scope of ASME codes and standards applicable to construction of pressure-retaining components in a nuclear power plant
  • The purpose, organization and requirements of NQA-1 Quality Assurance for Nuclear Facility Applications

 
Module 2
NQA Part 1 Requirements 1 – 8

  • Scope of Part I Criteria 1 - 8 of the NQA-1
  • Examples of quality affecting activities under Requirements 1 - 8
  • Who is responsible for specifying which requirements and who is responsible for implementation

 
Module 3
ASME NQA-1 Part 1 Requirements 9 - 18

  • Scope of Part I Criteria 9 - 18 of the NQA-1
  • Examples of quality affecting activities under Requirements 9 - 18
  • Who is responsible for specifying which requirements and who is responsible for implementation

 
Module 4 
Part II Quality Assurance for Nuclear Facility Applications

  • Describe the basic differences in use of the Part II documents
  • Describe examples of quality affecting activities under the scope of Part II being used today
  • Explain who is responsible for specifying what documents are used from Part II.

 
Module 5 
Part III Nonmandatory Appendices

  • Explain the scope of Part III
  • Describe the main purpose of the PART III Nonmandatory Appendices and how are they different from the application documents in Part II
  • Explain the three main sections of PART III and how are they different.

 
Module 6 
Part IV Nonmandatory Appendices & NQA in Section III Activity

  • Explain the scope of Part IV
  • Describe the main purpose of PART IV documents
  • Explain the main subjects covered by the Part IV Subparts
  • Describe the information was used to develop the Part IV documents.
  • Module 10: ASME Section III use of NQA-1
  • Describe the role of the NQA-1 Standard in nuclear construction and operation
  • Describe how the NQA-1 Standard is used for work activity in accordance with Section III
  • Explain the major topics (or activities) covered in the NCA 4134 Subsection as it relates to the NQA-1 Standard.

 
 

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