The purpose of this course is to familiarize participants with the basic concepts of nuclear quality assurance, the importance of quality assurance and how the principles are applied in the various phases of the life-cycle of a nuclear power generation facility including siting, design, equipment procurement, construction, commissioning, and operation.
The scope of this course covers in detail the eighteen criteria in 10 CFR 50, Appendix B, “Quality Assurance” and how they are applied during the life-cycle of a nuclear power generating facility. The scope also covers the evolution of ASME NQA-1 Standard, Nuclear Quality Assurance from the ASME N45.2 series of standards and describes the content of NQA-1. Included in this discussion is how the regulator uses NQA-1, as well as applicants for licenses, licensees, equipment vendors and design organizations. Additionally, the scope of the course includes discussion on ISO-9000, comparison of ISO-9000 provisions with nuclear quality assurance requirements and standards, and applicable IAEA Standards.