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ASME NQA-1-2008 pdf download.Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications.
INTRODUCTION 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. Provide the information needed for the Committee’s understanding of the inquiry concisely, being sure to include reference to the applicable Standard, Edition, Addenda, Requirements, Parts, Subparts, Appendices, paragraphs, figures, and tables. If illustrations are provided, they shall be limited to the scope of the inquiry. (c) Inquiry Structure (1) Proposed Question(s). The inquiry shall be stated in a condensed and precise question format, omitting superfluous background information, and, where appropriate, composed in such a way that “yes” or ”no” (perhaps with provisos) would be an acceptable reply. The inquiry statement should be technically and editorially correct. (2) Proposed Reply(ies). State what it is believed that the Standard requires. If, in the inquirer’s opinion, a revision to the Standard is needed, recommended wording shall be provided. (d) Submittal. The inquiry shall be submitted in typewritten form; however, legible, handwritten inquiries will be considered. It shall include the name and mailing address and telephone number of the inquirer and be mailed to the following address: Secretary ASME Nuclear Quality Assurance Committee Nuclear Department Three Park Avenue New York, NY 10016-5990
guidance: a suggested practice that is not mandatory in programs intended to comply with this Standard. The word should denotes guidance; the word shall denotes a requirement. inspection: examination or measurement to verify whether an item or activity conforms to specified requirements. inspector: a person who performs inspection activities to verify conformance to specific requirements. item: an all-inclusive term used in place of any of the following: appurtenance, assembly, component, equip- ment, material, module, part, structure, subassembly, subsystem, system, or unit. measuring and test equipment (M&TE): devices or systems used to calibrate, measure, gage, test, or inspect in order to control or acquire data to verify conformance to speci- fied requirements. nonconformance: a deficiency in characteristic, documen- tation, or procedure that renders the quality of an item or activity unacceptable or indeterminate. objective evidence: any documented statement of fact, otherinformation, orrecord, either quantitative orquali- tative, pertaining to the quality of an item or activity, based on observations, measurements, or tests that can be verified.

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