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The need to qualify non-destructive testing (NDT) systems for pre-service and in-service inspection has long been recognized in many of the European countries engaged in nuclear power generation. An organization has been set up, the European Network for Inspection Qualification (ENIQ), to implement the performance demonstration initiative (PDI). It has also been recognized that a common basis for further development of NDT qualification programmes in the European countries is needed and that the development of such a basis should be guided by the views of the regulatory bodies on essential aspects of the qualification process. The Nuclear Regulators Working Group (NRWG) therefore established a task force with the purpose of establishing a platform for the further development of NDT qualification programmes in the different European countries. This platform deals with the objective and role of NDT qualification, principles for the derivation of basic qualification requirements, and qualification methodologies as well as the way to organize the process of NDT qualification, which depends on the legal framework within the various countries. The views expressed in this document are based on the common position of the regulatory bodies, but taking into account those varying needs and legal situations that exist.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16802 EN (1997) 40pp., FS, ECU 7.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9625-6
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