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Title: Nuclear Safety via Commercial Grade Dedication - Hitting the Right Target - 12163

Abstract

S.A.Technology has developed and implemented a highly effective Commercial Grade Dedication program that has been used to qualify a variety of equipment to the rigorous requirements of ASTM NQA-1. In specific cases, S.A.Technology personnel have worked closely with clients to develop complex Commercial Grade Dedication plans that satisfy the scrutiny of the US Department of Energy. These projects have been as simple as Passive Mechanical systems, and as complicated as Active Mechanical and Electrical systems. S.A.Technology's Commercial Grade Dedication plans have even been used as presentation materials to a client's internal departments encompassing Engineering, Quality and Procurement. This is the new target of today's CGD: exposing the reasoning behind the dedication process. Previously, only test and inspection results were expected. Today's CGD now needs to show how the decisions presented are the right decisions to make. We must be willing to undergo the process of learning how each new piece of equipment is affected by the system it is placed into, as well as understanding how that equipment can affect the system itself. It is a much more complicated and time-consuming endeavor to undertake. On top of it all, we must be able to voice those discoveries and rationalizations inmore » a clear and concise manner. Unless we effectively communicate our intentions to the reader, we will not be understood. If researched correctly and presented properly, today's Commercial Grade Dedication plans will answer the appropriate questions before they are asked. (authors)« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. S.A.Technology Inc.: 3985 S. Lincoln Ave. Ste 100, Loveland, CO 80537 (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WM Symposia, 1628 E. Southern Avenue, Suite 9-332, Tempe, AZ 85282 (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
22293465
Report Number(s):
INIS-US-14-WM-12163
TRN: US14V1119114989
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: WM2012: Waste Management 2012 conference on improving the future in waste management, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 26 Feb - 1 Mar 2012; Other Information: Country of input: France; 3 refs.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 42 ENGINEERING; ENGINEERING; EQUIPMENT; INSPECTION; RADIATION PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Kindred, Greg. Nuclear Safety via Commercial Grade Dedication - Hitting the Right Target - 12163. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Kindred, Greg. Nuclear Safety via Commercial Grade Dedication - Hitting the Right Target - 12163. United States.
Kindred, Greg. Sun . "Nuclear Safety via Commercial Grade Dedication - Hitting the Right Target - 12163". United States.
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