ASME for Nuclear Indoctrination

31 October 2017

Greater Manchester Region

Organiser: National Skills Academy for Nuclear
Phone: +44 (0)1142 229 943

This one-day course that will introduce the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Section III nuclear design and construction code and explain how the code will be applied in the supply chains of the upcoming Wylfa Newydd (Horizon/Hitachi) and Moorside (NuGen/Toshiba-Westinghouse) reactors.

Delegates will get an overview of the code and learn how to navigate and apply the code to practical examples.

Equally relevant to new to nuclear and existing nuclear suppliers, either for pressure systems, generally welding certification and approvals, or for metallic material suppliers and stockist, the workshop will help businesses understand the actions that they should consider to prepare for these exciting opportunities.

Topics Covered:

  • General Reading – General principals on how to read and understand the ASME Code language. Key words and basic reading tips explained.
  • Introduction to ASME Code – A general overview of all the ASME Code sections, their origin and development over the 100+ years of existence. Explanation of how the Nuclear Codes are organised and general layout.
  • Nuclear Quality Assurance – Information on the ASME requirements for quality assurance. This includes a brief overview of the referenced quality standard NQA-1 and its use within the US Nuclear market supply chain.
  • Design – Overview of the Section III requirements for design of nuclear power plant components, from the required information within the users design specification though permitted design methods and the responsibilities of the manufacturer throughout the design process.
  • Fabrication – Overview of the permitted fabrication process within the ASME code, including identification of special process: Welding, NDE, Heat Treatment; and the requirements of each.
  • Inspection & Test – ASME requirements on the performance and documentation of in process inspections, and test(s) to confirm acceptance to specifications.
  • ASME Supply Chain – Explanation of the controls that ASME (and NQA-1) impose on the nuclear supply chain, to ensure a restricted and controlled supply. The supply chain model in ASME is designed deliberately to prohibit long supply chains, and emphasise control by the ASME Manufacturer.
  • How different suppliers of materials and services fit into this chain is also explained.

Dates / Region 
31st October 2017 – Greater Manchester Region

Who should attend?
Engineers, quality managers and/or other key personnel from companies that are currently supplying, or seeking to supply, the nuclear new build sector.

9am – 3.30pm including lunch and refreshments.

Members – £500 plus VAT per person
Non-members – £1,000 plus VAT per person

(The price is inclusive of tuition, materials, and lunch/refreshments)

Book now

To secure your place, please book online via our booking form which can be found here.