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ENERCON maintains a 10CFR50 Appendix B Quality Assurance (QA) Program which addresses the requirements necessary to ensure that the design criteria for nuclear facilities meet the requirements as specified by our client’s Part 50 Licenses. Our QA Program has been audited by a number of domestic and international organizations, including joint nuclear utility audits conducted under the auspices of the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) as well as nuclear vendor/supplier audits conducted under the auspices of the Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee (NIAC). Our most recent audit by NUPIC was successfully completed in June 2016 with no findings. We are currently an approved supplier of safety-related services at over 20 commercial nuclear utilities.
The ENERCON Quality Assurance Program is in compliance with the following requirements:
- 10CFR50, Appendix B, "Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants"
- ANSI N45.2-1977 and NQA-1-2008 / NQA-1a-2009, “Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications”, including Subparts 2.7 and 2.14
The above standards were developed for application to the design and construction of commercial nuclear power plants and the manufacture of components used therein. The general programmatic requirements of these standards provide controls that are equal or comparable to other quality assurance standards, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards. The ENERCON Quality Assurance Program assures the application of systematic and effective methods for the control of important activities.
Overall responsibility for the program lies with the President of ENERCON. The Corporate Quality Assurance Manager, who reports directly to the President, is responsible for the execution of the Quality Assurance Program. The program is implemented through properly reviewed and approved procedures. Upper-tier requirements are contained in the ENERCON Quality Assurance Manual (QAM). Lower-tier requirements are presented in Corporate Standard Procedures (CSP’s) which are used to provide, in detail, how key activities are to be performed while ensuring the requirements of the QAM are adhered to. For each individual project requiring the application of the ENERCON Quality Assurance Program, a Project Planning Document (PPD) is required which details all applicable quality requirements, including applicable CSPs and any project-unique instructions.