Length: 3 days CEUs: 2.30 PDHs: 23.00
This course introduces mechanical and civil engineers to ASME, its codes and standards, and the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessels (B&PV) Code as it applies to nuclear facilities. It provides an overview of Sections III and XI of the B&PV Code, and also the Guides for the Operation and Maintenance for Nuclear Power Plants. This course also reviews Sections II, V, and IX as they apply to nuclear facilities.
This course also discusses the NQA-1 Quality Assurance for Nuclear Facility Applications Standard. Other topics include a brief history of the B&PV Code, the ASME Boards and Committees (including the Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards), international activity in the area of nuclear codes, and ASME Nuclear Accreditation.
You Will Learn To
- Describe the scope of ASME codes and standards applicable to construction of pressure-retaining components
- Explain the purpose, organization and requirements in Sections III and XI of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code, including the requirements and process for ASME Nuclear Accreditation
- Explain the purpose, organization and requirements of NQA-1 Quality Assurance for Nuclear Facility Applications and the OM Standards and Guides for the Operation of Nuclear Power Plants
- Describe the purpose, organization and requirements in Sections II, V and IX as they apply to nuclear facility construction
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Who Should Attend
Engineers and managers involved in the design, analysis, and construction of nuclear facilities as well as operations and maintenance, quality assurance and quality control programs, inspection, procurement, product design, process engineering and project management
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Course Type: Public Course
Course Number: PD633
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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. He is a member of Section III Committees, NQA-1 Committees, the ISO 9001 TC 176 US TAG and is an ASME BNCS member.