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The European Network for Inspection Qualification (ENIQ) has developed the European Methodology for qualification of non-destructive inspections, used in in-service inspection programmes for nuclear power plants. Recommended practices are the next level of document below the European Methodology. They are general guidelines to support the production of detailed qualification procedures by individual countries.

This Recommended Practice provides guidance on the minimum criteria that a body operating qualification of non-destructive testing should follow if it is to be recognised as impartial, independent of operational pressures, competent and reliable. This document should assist those who want to establish a qualification body and those who have to audit in order to recognise the competence of a qualification body.

The full text of this report is available online at:

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: ENIQ Report No. 22, June 2002. EUR 20395 EN, pp.11. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
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