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Abstract

Technical justification is an essential part of the European methodology for inspection qualification, developed by the European Network for Inspection Qualification (ENIQ), which consists of representatives of European utilities, qualification bodies, vendors and manufacturers. ENIQ has developed 2 recommended practices containing guidelines on the contents of technical justification and a strategy of how to use technical justification.

The contents recommended practice should assist those producing technical justifications to identify the material, which might be included. It should also assist in producing technical justifications in a uniform format throughout Europe.

The purpose of the strategy recommended practice is to describe a strategy how to use and implement the concept of technical justification, which is an important element of the ENIQ European methodology for qualification of NDT. This document should assist those involved in inspection qualification how to use and implement the concept of technical justification. In this document information is given on the different purposes of technical justification, on how the specific purpose or application of the technical justification may affect its contents. Furthermore guidance is given on the relative weight to be given to test piece trials and technical justification, taking into account a number of factors such as qualification level, available evidence and specific application.

In this paper more detailed information is given on both ENIQ recommended practices which should contribute to a better understanding of how technical justification can be used for inspection qualification. tion.

Additional information

Authors: LEMAITRE P, European Commission, JRC Petten, NL Siemens-KWU, Erlangen, D NE, UK CEA, France;ENGL G, European Commission, JRC Petten, NL Siemens-KWU, Erlangen, D NE, UK CEA, France;CHAPMAN R, European Commission, JRC Petten, NL Siemens-KWU, Erlangen, D NE, UK CEA, France;BENOIST P, European Commission, JRC Petten, NL Siemens-KWU, Erlangen, D NE, UK CEA, France
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 11th Post Conference seminar 2, Tokyo (JP), 23-25 August, 1999
Availability: EC Joint Research Centre PR and Publications unit
Record Number: 200011998 / Last updated on: 2000-06-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en