ASME NQA-1–2008 pdf download.Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications.
The ASME Nuclear Quality Assurance Committee will consider written requests for interpreta- tions and revisions to NQA Standards and develop new requirements or guidance if dictated by technological development. The Committee’s activities in this regard are limited strictly to interpretations of the requirements and guidance, or to the consideration of revisions to the present Standard on the basis of new data or technology. As a matter of published policy, ASME does not “approve,” “certify,” “rate,” or “endorse” any item, construction, proprietary device, specific organizations, individual titles, or activity and, accordingly, inquiries requiring such consideration will be returned. Moreover, ASME does not act as a consultant for specific engi- neering 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. All inquiries that do not provide the information needed for the Committee’s full understanding will be returned. INQUIRY FORMAT Inquiries shall be limited strictly to interpretations of the requirements and guidance, or to the consideration of revisions to the present Standard on the basis of new data or technology. Inquiries shall be submitted in the following format: (a) Scope. The inquiry shall involve a single requirement/guidance or closely related require- ments/guidance. An inquiry letter concerning unrelated subjects will be returned. (b) Background. State the purpose of the inquiry, which would be either to obtain an interpreta- tion of the Standard or to propose consideration of a revision to the present Standard.
100 PURPOSE This Part sets forth requirements for the establishment and execution of quality assurance programs during siting, design, construction, operation, and decommis- sioning of nuclear facilities. Nonmandatory guidance is provided in the Appendices in Part III. 200 APPLICABILITY The requirements of Part I apply to activities that could affect the quality of nuclear material applications, structures, systems, and components ofnuclearfacilities. Examples of nuclear facilities are facilities for power generation, spent fuel storage, waste management, fuel reprocessing, nuclear material processing, fuel fabrica- tion, and other related facilities. Activities include siting, designing, procuring, fabricating, constructing, han- dling, shipping, 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, procedures, specifications, or other appropriate documents. 300 RESPONSIBILITY The organization invoking this Part shall be responsi- ble for specifying which requirements, or portions thereof, apply, and appropriately relating them to spe- cific items and services. The organization implementing this Part, or portions thereof, shall be responsible for complying with the specific requirements to achieve quality results.
400 TERMS AND DEFINITIONS The following definitions are provided to assure a uniform understanding of select terms as they are used in this Part: acceptance criteria: specified limits placed onthe perform- ance, results, or other characteristics of an item, process, or service defined in codes, standards, or other require- ment documents. audit: a planned and documented activity performed to determine by investigation, examination, or evaluation of objective evidence the adequacy of and compliance withestablished procedures,instructions, drawings,and other applicable documents, and the effectiveness of implementation. An audit should not be confused with surveillance or inspection activities performed for the sole purpose of process control or product acceptance. audit, external: an audit of those portions of another organization’s quality assurance program not under the direct control or within the organizational structure of the auditing organization. audit, internal: an audit of those portions of an organi- zation’s quality assurance program retained under its direct control and within its organizational structure. Certificate of Conformance: a document signed or other- wise authenticated by an authorized individual certi- fying the degree to which items or services meet specified requirements. certification: the act of determining, verifying, and attesting in writing to the qualifications of personnel, processes, procedures, oritems inaccordance withspeci- fied requirements. characteristic: any property or attribute of an item, process, or service that is distinct, desirable, and measurable.