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An overview of the complete seminar program:

Seminar Title Date
A1 ASME Code General Introduction 15 March '21
A2 Section VIII-1 Pressure Vessels 16 March '21
A3 ASME Code Section VIII, Division 2 - Alternative Rules 17 March '21
A4 ASME Code Section VIII, Division 1 Workshop - Design Calculation of Pressure Vessels 18 - 19 March '21
A5 Workshop: How to pass an ASME Joint Review 22 March '21
A6 Material Requirements of the ASME Code 23 March '21
A7 ASME Code Sec. IX - Welding 24 March '21
A8 ASME B31.3 and B31.1 - Piping 25 March '21
A9 ASME Code and PED Requirements 26 March '21
A10 ASME B16.34 - Valves 29 March '21
A11 ASME Code Section V - NDE Procedures and Personnel 30 - 31 March '21
A12 ASME Nuclear Codes - General Introduction 29 March '21
A13 ASME Nuclear Material Requirements 30 March '21
A14 ASME Code Section III - Nuclear Components 31 March '21
A15 ASME NQA-1 - Nuclear Quality Assurance 1 April '21
A16 Nuclear - Lead Auditor Examination 2 April '21
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A15: ASME NQA-1 - Nuclear Quality Assurance

Thursday, 1 April 2021 / 9:00 - 17:00 (Online, GMT+1)

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490,- €


This course presents the ASME Nuclear Quality Assurance in one day! Management, Quality Assurance as well as Quality Control representatives and in particular future Lead Auditors are addressed by this course.

Your highly experienced Instructor will first introduce the roots of Nuclear Quality Assurance in 10CFR50 Appendix B and then focus on ASME NQA-1. The 18 Elements of Quality Assurance, the key vocabulary and main responsibilities will be dealt with. We will also address the qualification of inspection and test personnel, lead auditors, the verification of design and validation of computer programs. Of course, Supply Chain Management, CFSI and Commercial Grade Dedication will be explained in sufficient detail.
To qualify as a Lead Auditor please join the examination session the following day.

The seminar language is English.

Key points of the seminar:

  • Introduction to Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC)

  • Supply chain

  • Safety related items and services

  • Scope and use of ASME NQA-1

  • The 18 Elements of Quality Assurance

  • Quality System Program

  • Qualification of Suppliers

  • Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD)

  • Subcontracted Services

  • Inspection and test personnel

  • Audit personnel

  • Conduct of Audits

  • Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items (CFSI)

Seminar Instructors:

Dr. Dirk Koelbl | Phone: +49 201 74 72 75-11 | E-Mail:

Dr. Dirk KoelblDirk Kölbl is a qualified Authorized Nuclear Inspector Supervisor for ASME Code Section III, Division 1 and 3 activities and is an Authorized Inspector Supervisor with experience in Sections I, IV, VIII, and X. In his 20 years of experience with the ASME Code, he has prepared a large number of companies all over the world for their ASME Joint Reviews and Nuclear Surveys. He has participated in hundreds of audits of pressure equipment manufacturers, engineering companies and suppliers of nuclear power equipment and material. Dr. Kölbl is member of ASME NQA EUIWG and certified Lead Auditor according to ASME NQA-1 with auditing experience in the fields of material, components, services and engineering. Since 1995 Dr. Kölbl has published several articles on Codes and Standards and developed courses, workshops and seminars. His experience and professional teaching skills make him an effective and entertaining instructor.

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