US Industry Codes & Standards

Purpose: 

This workshop covers the regulatory use of industry codes and standards, nuclear quality assurance, and then describes the major mechanical, electrical, I&C, and civil/structural codes and standards. The workshop uses animation, quizzes, and exercises to reinforce lecture material.

Scope: 

The scope of this workshop covers the process by which Codes and Standards are written, approved and issued. It also describes why industry and the regulator use Codes and Standards. 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 in 10 CFR 50, Appendix A, “General Design Criteria.” Additionally, the scope of the course includes a discussion of ASME NQA-1, “Nuclear Quality Assurance” and many mechanical, electrical, and civil/structural codes and standards.

Audience: 
Regulatory technical staff and management