ASME NQA-1a–2009 pdf download.Addenda to ASME NQA-1–2008 Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications.
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.
design bases: that information which identifies the spe- cific functions to be performed by a structure, system, or component of a facility, and the specific values or ranges of values chosen for controlling parameters as reference bounds for design. These values may be (a) restraints derived from generally accepted “state- of-the-art” practices for achieving functional goals; or (b) requirements derived from analysis (based on cal- culations and/or experiments) of the effects of a postu- lated accident for which a structure, system, or component must meet its functional goals. design change: any revision or alteration of the technical requirements defined by approved and issued design output documents and approved and issued changes thereto. design input: those criteria, performance requirements, codes and standards, design bases, regulatory require- ments, or other design requirements upon which detailed final design is based. design output: drawings, specifications, and other docu- ments used to define technical requirements of struc- tures, systems, components, and computer programs. design process: technical and management processes that commence with identification of design input and that lead to and include the issuance of design output documents. design review: a critical review to provide assurance that the final design is correct and satisfactory. deviation: a departure from specified requirements. document: any written, pictorial, or electronic informa- tion describing, defining, specifying, reporting, or certi- fying activities, requirements, procedures, or results. A document is not considered to be a quality assurance record until it satisfies the definition of a quality assur- ance record as defined in this Standard. document control the act of assuring that documents are reviewed for adequacy, approved for release by author- ized personnel, and distributed to and used at the loca- tion where the prescribed activity is performed.
100 BASIC The design shall be defined, controlled, and verified. Design inputs shall be specified on a timely basis and translated into design documents. Design interfaces shall be identified and controlled. Design adequacy shall beverifiedbyindividualsotherthanthose whodesigned the item or computer program. Design changes shall be governed bycontrol measures commensurate withthose applied to the original design. 200 DESIGN INPUT Applicable design inputs shall be identified and docu- mented, and their selection reviewed and approved. The design input shall be specified to the level of detail necessary to permit the design activities to be carried out in a correct manner and to provide a consistent basis for making design decisions, accomplishing design verification measures, and evaluating design changes. 300 DESIGN PROCESS (a) The responsible design organization shall pre- scribe and document the design activities to the level of detail necessary to permit the design process to be carried out in a correct manner, and to permit verifica- tion that the design meets requirements. Design docu- ments shall support facility design, construction, and operation. Appropriate qualitystandards shall be identi- fied and documented, and their selection reviewed and approved.