About This Course
Upon completion of this intermediate-level course, managers, engineers and program developers will have a better understanding of the major international Nuclear Quality Assurance Standards and how they relate and interact. also provides analysis of the areas of their agreement and differences.
Following an introduction to the ASME Section III Nuclear Power Code, the course offers an overview of the ASME NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Standard, the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, and the IAEA GS-R-3 Management Systems Standard. It also compares the NQA-1 Standard with the ISO 9001:2008 and the IAEA GS-R-3 Management Systems Safety Series Standard. The course also provides analysis of the areas of their agreement and differences.
This online, instructor-supported course is designed for engineers, managers and quality personnel who are or will be directly or indirectly involved in manufacturing, fabrication and examination of components or structures for nuclear power facilities. Participants are expected to have at least one year of experience in design, construction, quality assurance, or operation of nuclear facilities. They may also have a supporting-supplier role for nuclear power facilities and their components or development of management system integration of nuclear quality requirements across global boundaries.
- Downloadable course notes from ASME’s Learning Hub
- Design engineers, quality engineers, managers, management program developers, project managers, regulators, inspectors, procurement personnel, operations and plant maintenance personnel
ASME, The Global Nuclear Industry, B&PV Section III and NQA-1 Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications
Introduction to ASME
World Wide Construction Activity and Major NPP Construction Challenges
Examples of International Codes & Standards and Nuclear Regulators
Nuclear Regulation Differences and Enforcement
Current Global Procurement Codes & Standards
Overview of Section III & NCA-4000 Requirements
Overview of NQA-1
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Standard GS-R-3 and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008
Overview of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Management Systems Standard GS-R-3
Overview of ISO 9001
US NRC & IAEA Regulatory Positions
Comparison of IAEA GS-R-3 to NQA Standard
Comparison of ISO 9001 to NQA-1-2008 Standard
Comparison IAEA GS-R-3 to ISO 9001
Recommendations for the Integration of Management System Requirements for: IAEA GS-R-3 and ASME NQA-1 IAEA GS-R-3 and ISO 9001:2008 How to Integrate Quality and Management System requirements from Multiple Standards
Authorized Training Instructor, ASME