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  • COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS WHICH EFFECTIVELY CONTROL, REVIEW AND VERIFY THE QUALITY OF COMPONENTS MANUFACTURED FOR LIQUID METAL COOLED FAST BREEDER REACTORS WITHIN THE EEC

Abstract

Comparative analyses are made of Quality Assurance Systems, by techniques and the methodology used, for the manufacture of component parts for the Liquid Metal Cooled Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) within the EEC. Two differing alternative systems are presented in the analysis. First, a tabulated analytical treatment which analyses 14 codes and standards relating to Quality Assurance which can be applied to LMFBRs. The comparison equates equivalent clauses between codes and standards on Table 3, followed by an analysis of individual clauses in tabular form. Tables No. 4 to 21, the International Standard ISO 6215 1980(E) entitled "Nuclear Power Plant Quality Assurance" being used as a reference base using 18 criteria. A statistical summary and recommendations conclude this analysis. The second alternative system used in the comparison is a descriptive analytical method applied to 9 selected codes and standards relating to Quality Assurance based on the 13 criteria of the International IAEA Code of Practice No. 50 C QA entitled "Quality Assurance for Safety in Nuclear Power Plants". This alternative system is contributed by NERATOOM. An investigation is then made of the state of the art on the subject of classification of component parts bearing generally on Quality Assurance. The method of classification is segregated into General, Safety and Inspection categories. A summary of destructive and non destructive controls that may be applied during the manufacture of LMFBR components is given, together with tests that may be applied to selected components, namely Primary Tank, Secondary Sodium Pump and the Primary Cold Trap allocated to Safety Classes 1, 2 and 3 respectively. The report concludes with a summary of typical records produced at the delivery of a component. The Study is carried out in conjunction with NERATOOM to Agreement No. 4R-54446B between the UKAEA and NERATOOM.

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Authors: BENN L A UKAEA, RISLEY NUCLEAR POWER DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT, RISLEY (UK) VAN WEELDEREN H NERATOOM, DEN HAAG (THE NETHERLANDS) , UKAEA, RISLEY NUCLEAR POWER DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT, RISLEY (UK);NERATOOM, DEN HAAG (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10123 EN (1985) MF, 120 P., BFR 300, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 600, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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