NDT.net - August 2002, Vol. 7 No.08

A Comparison of European Guidelines for Inspection Qualification

Chris Waites, Serco Assurance, UK.
Michel Biטth, JRC, European Commission, Netherlands.
Corresponding Author Contact:
Email: Michel.BIETH@cec.eu.int, Web: www.jrc.nl

3nd International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components, Nov 14-16, 2001, Seville Spain


Abstract

Introduction

The ENIQ Methodology for Qualification

CEN/TC 138 WG9 Report on Methodology for Qualification of Non-Destructive Tests

Common Features of the two Documents

Differences between the Two Document

Important Issues Associated with Qualification

Conclusions and Recommendations

References

  1. EUR 17299EN ‘European Methodology for Qualification: Second Issue.’ 1997
  2. 2001IAEA-EBP-WWER-11 Methodology for Qualification of In-Service Inspection Systems for WWER Nuclear Power Plants. March 1998.
  3. CEN TC138 WG9 N60 Report on Methodology for Qualification of Non-Destructive Tests, Final Draft proposal for TC138 Inquiry. 11 November
  4. EUR 18100 EN ‘ENIQ Recommended Practice 3: Strategy Document for Technical Justification’ Issue 1, July 1998.
  5. EUR 8099 EN ‘ENIQ Recommended Practice 2: Recommended Contents for a Technical Justification’ Issue 1, July 1998.
  6. ENIQ.RP (98) 5 ‘ENIQ Recommended Practice 5: Guidelines for Conducting Open and Blind Test Piece Trials.’ Draft. European Commission Joint Research Centre.
  7. EUR 18686 EN ‘ENIQ Recommended Practice 5: Guidelines for the Design of Test Pieces and Conduct of test Piece Trials’ Issue 1, February 1999.EUR 16802 EN, ‘Common Position of European Regulators on Qualification of NDT Systems for Pre- and In-Service Inspections of Light Water Reactor Components’, Revision 1 1997.

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