ASME NQA-1 2008 PDF

Buy ASME NQA Quality Assurance Requirements For Nuclear Facility Applications from SAI Global. ASME NQA-1– (Revision of ASME NQA-1–). Quality. Assurance. Requirements for. Nuclear Facility. Applications. AN AMERICAN NATIONAL. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) NQA (95 addenda) and editions. The requirements of these documents shall be complied with .

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March 14, The edition of this Standard is being issued with an automatic addenda subscription service. The use of an addenda allows revisions made in response to public review comments or committee actions to be published as necessary.

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The next edition of this Standard is scheduled for publication in ASME issues written replies to inquiries concerning interpretations of technical aspects of this Standard.

The interpretations will be included with the above addenda service. This code or standard was developed under procedures accredited as meeting the criteria for American National Standards. The Standards Committee that approved the code or standard was balanced to assure that individuals from competent and concerned interests have had an opportunity to participate.

The proposed code or standard was made available for public review and comment that provides an opportunity for additional public input from industry, academia, regulatory agencies, and nsa-1 public-at-large. ASME does not take any position with respect to the validity of any patent rights asserted in connection with any items mentioned in this aske, and does not undertake to insure anyone utilizing a standard against liability for infringement of any applicable letters patent, nor assumes any such liability.

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ASME accepts responsibility for only those interpretations of this document issued in accordance with the established ASME procedures and policies, which precludes the issuance of interpretations by individuals. No part of this document may be reproduced in any form, in an electronic retrieval system or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Positions and Applications Matrices.

From its initial publication inthe Standard has retained the aeme structure of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B in a portion of the document. The NQA Committee has regularly updated and revised the Standards since the Edition was issued to improve its utility and value to the nuclear industry. The Committee decided to restructure the NQA Standards into a single multipart document that would improve the clarity of the standard, allow more rapid response to varied applications of NQA requirements and guidance, and provide a performance-based focus.

The new structure aids improved understanding and supports effective implementation of the requirements, continues to address quality assurance program compliance aspects, and adds focus on quality results. This multipart Standard, issued initially as NQA, includes requirements and nonmandatory guidance to establish and implement a quality assurance program for any nuclear facility application.

Part I contains quality assurance program requirements for the siting, design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear facilities. Part II contains quality assurance requirements for the planning and conducting of the fabrication, construction, modification, repair, maintenance, and testing of systems, components, or activities for nuclear facilities.

If this edition or post edition or addenda is invoked by a procurement document or contract, only Parts I and II should be considered requirements as applicable, unless other specific Parts, Subparts, or Appendices of NQA-1 are specified. The guidance in Part III is not intended to be automatically imposed as supplemental requirements.

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The extent to which this Standard should be applied will asmee upon the specific type of nuclear facility, items, or services involved and the nature and scope and the relative importance of the activities being performed. Adme extent of application is to be determined by the organization imposing the Standard. For example, the organization may invoke all requirements, selected requirements, or requirements with appropriate changes.

NQA-1 Compliance for Nuclear Power Generation

Part III is intended to provide explanatory information and guidance for use by organizations in developing and aske their programs. It also provides examples of methods for implementing the requirements of Parts I and II. Other methods may be equally suitable. The Standard may be applied to any structure, system, component, or activity that is essential to the satisfactory performance of the facility.

The Standard may also be applied to a structure, system, component, or activity independent of a facility if its satisfactory performance is essential. The NQA Committee is aware of, and actively endorses, the growing worldwide movement toward rational, cost-effective quality assurance practices — practices that focus on results. Therefore, changes considered necessary to improve the understanding and effective implementation have been made that are intended to address compliance aspects with a focus on results.

To assure consistency with outside activities of a similar nature, the Committee is maintaining liaison with other national and international groups that have a similar interest. For a listing of the NQA publication history, refer to the following table: Moreover, ASME does not act as a consultant for specific engineering problems or for the general application or understanding of the Standard requirements.

If, based on the inquiry information submitted, it is the opinion of the Committee that the inquirer should seek assistance, the inquiry will be returned with the recommendation that such assistance be obtained. Inquiries shall be submitted in the following format: An inquiry letter concerning unrelated subjects will be returned. State the purpose of the inquiry, which would be either to obtain an interpretation of the Standard or to propose consideration of a revision to the present Standard.

If illustrations are provided, they shall be limited to the scope of the inquiry. The inquiry statement should be technically and editorially correct. State what it is believed that the Standard requires. The inquiry shall be submitted in typewritten form; however, legible, handwritten inquiries will be considered. It shall include the name and mailing address and telephone number of the inquirer and be mailed to the following address: Dunn, Vice Chair R.

Moreau, Vice Chair S. Yanek Subcommittee on Interfaces and Administration W. Sacco Subcommittee on Applications G. Connelly, Vice Chair M. Kirschenmann, Vice Chair K. Winchester Subcommittee on Assessment and Verification T. Sarma, Chair J, W.

McIntyre, Vice Chair N. Washington Subcommittee on Waste Management M. Page 4—7 Location Part I, Introduction, Change 1 Definitions of audit, external; audit, internal; inspector; right of access; surveillance; and verification added 2 Definition of quality assurance record revised Revised Revised Revised Revised Revised Revised Revised Revised Revised Revised Revised Revised Revised in its entirety Redesignated from Nonmandatory Appendix 7A-2 and revised Section deleted Section deleted and jqa-1 sections redesignated Redesignated as Subpart 2.

Content of the Procurement Documents. Instructions, Procedures, and Drawings. Control of Purchased Items and Aame. Supplier Evaluation and Selection. Control of Supplier-Generated Documents. Acceptance of Item or Service. Control of Supplier Nonconformances. Commercial Grade Items and Services. Identification and Control of Items. Aame of Special Processes.

Requirement 11 Test Control. Requirement 12 Control of Measuring and Test Equipment. Requirement 13 Handling, Storage, and Shipping. Requirement 14 Inspection, Test, and Operating Status. Requirement 15 Control of Nonconforming Items. Requirement 17 Quality Assurance Records. The Standard focuses on the achievement of results, emphasizes the role of the individual and line management in the achievement of quality, and fosters the application of these requirements in a manner consistent with the relative importance of the item or activity.

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An audit should not be confused with surveillance or inspection activities performed for the sole purpose of process control or product acceptance. Examples of azme facilities are ame for power generation, spent fuel storage, waste management, fuel reprocessing, nuclear material processing, fuel fabrication, and other related facilities.

Activities include siting, designing, procuring, fabricating, constructing, handling, asmr, receiving, storing, cleaning, erecting, installing, inspecting, testing, operating, maintaining, repairing, refueling, modifying, and decommissioning. The application of this Part, or portions thereof, shall be invoked by written contracts, policies, nqa- specifications, or other appropriate documents. The organization implementing this Part, or portions thereof, shall be responsible for complying with the specific requirements to achieve quality results.

A significant condition adverse to quality is one that, if uncorrected, could have a serious effect on safety or operability. A document is not considered to be a quality assurance record until it satisfies the definition of a quality assurance record as defined in this Standard. The word should denotes guidance; the word shall denotes a requirement.

Types of record media may include paper, electronic magnetic or opticalor specially processed media such as radiographs, photographs, negatives, and microforms. The term record, as used throughout the Standard, is to be interpreted as quality jqa-1 record.

Quality — Columbia Energy and Environmental Services

An all-inclusive term used in place of any of the following: The organizational structure, functional responsibilities, levels of authority, and lines of communications for activities affecting quality shall be documented. These verification functions include the following: The external interfaces between organizations and the internal interfaces between organizational units, and changes thereto, shall be documented.

The program shall identify the activities and items to which it applies. The program shall provide control over activities affecting quality to an extent consistent wsme their importance.

The program shall include monitoring activities against acceptance criteria in a manner sufficient to provide assurance that the activities affecting quality are performed satisfactorily. The program shall be established at the earliest time consistent with the schedule for accomplishing the activities. The program shall provide for the planning and accomplishment of activities affecting quality under suitably controlled conditions.

Controlled conditions include the use of appropriate equipment, suitable environmental conditions asmf accomplishing the activity, and assurance that prerequisites for the given activity have been satisfied.

The program shall provide for any special controls, processes, test equipment, tools, and skills to attain the required quality of activities and items and for verification of that quality. The organization shall establish and implement processes to detect and correct quality problems.

Training shall be provided, if needed, to achieve initial proficiency, maintain proficiency, and adapt to changes in technology, methods, or job responsibilities. On-the-job training shall be used if direct hands-on applications or experience is needed to achieve and maintain proficiency. The responsible organization shall establish written procedures for the qualification of personnel, and for the assurance that only those nqw-1 who meet the requirements are permitted to perform these activities.

Mqa-1 qualification requirements for personnel performing nondestructive examination inspection and tests to verify quality and auditing are specified in paras.