US Industry Codes & Standards


This workshop provides participants with a working knowledge of Industry Codes and Standards used in the regulatory process with emphasis and insights on the Industry Codes and Standards that are fundamental to the design, fabrication, qualification and testing of systems, structures and components and the regulatory use of industry codes and standards including nuclear quality assurance. The workshop uses animation, quizzes, and exercises to reinforce lecture material.


The scope of this workshop includes a discussion of the process by which Codes and Standards are written, approved and issued. It also describes how Codes and Standards are adopted and used by the USNRC and the mutual benefits to industry and the regulator gained by using Codes and Standards developed by professional societies such as ASME, IEEE and ASCE. The technical content of the course begins with an introduction to fundamental concepts used in the design of nuclear power generating facilities such as, redundancy, diversity and independence and how these principles are addressed by the USNRC in its regulations such as 10 CFR 50, Appendix A, “General Design Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants” and in USNRC Regulatory Guides that endorse specific industry standards. Additionally, the scope of the course includes a discussion of ASME NQA-1, 10 CFR 50, Appendix B, “Nuclear Quality Assurance for Nuclear Power Plants and Reprocessing Facilities.” The course presents an overview of many mechanical, electrical, and civil/structural codes and standards used in the design and operation of nuclear power plants.

Regulatory technical staff and management