Length: 1 days
Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) is a process by which (off-the-shelf) Commercial Grade Items (CGI) are designated for use as basic components in a nuclear facility. The acceptance process was initiated within the nuclear industry in the late 1970s, and has become a routine method of procuring components from a decreasing pool of qualified suppliers who maintain traditional Quality Assurance Programs.
Most stakeholders in the industry are familiar with the processes of procuring and dedicating hard commodities, such as materials, parts, and components. However, significant changes in 10CFR50 Part 21 and the relevant documents that are driven by federal requirements have increased the number of organizations allowed to perform commercial grade dedication, as well as expanded the pool of items, services, and activities that must be dedicated. Utility cooperative auditing efforts have imposed additional customer expectations for CGD that need to be addressed, as well as the regulatory requirements.
This one-day MasterClass focuses on the application of Commercial Grade Dedication to meet current industry needs and requirements. Case studies and best practices with an emphasis on non-traditional dedications such as software, calibration, and other services are used to demonstrate the application of current Commercial Grade Dedication requirements and the roles and responsibilities of Owners, EPCs, and Suppliers. The requirements of ASME NQA-1 2012 - Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications are used as the framework for this discussion.
You Will Learn To
- Identify the important underlying requirements, documents and changes in the process of Commercial Grade Dedication since the 1970’s
- Explain the concepts of dedication of hard goods and the current and persistent gaps in the dedication process
- Identify common errors that occur during the process of developing dedication plans and provide alternate solutions to minimize these errors
- Describe the expectations of utility auditing teams
Attendees will be sent material via email, which they must review prior to the course. They will also be asked about actual scenarios that they have encountered, which they would like to be discussed during the class.
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Who Should Attend
This MasterClass is designed for experienced nuclear industry professionals involved in planning, procurement, engineering, contract review, and quality assurance.
This MasterClass is structured on the assumption that participants have a basic understanding of CGD of hard goods and items.
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