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An overview of the complete seminar program:

Seminar Title Date
A1 ASME Code General Introduction 8 November '21
A2 Section VIII-1 Pressure Vessels 9 November '21
A3 ASME Code Section VIII, Division 2 - Alternative Rules 10 November '21
A4 ASME Code Section VIII, Division 1 Workshop - Design Calculation of Pressure Vessels 11 - 12 November '21
A5 Caesar II - Static pipe stress analysis 8 - 10 November '21
A6 ASME Code Section V - NDE Procedures and Personnel 11 -12 November '21
A7 Workshop: How to pass an ASME Joint Review 15 November '21
A8 EN 13445 - European Standard for Pressure Vessels 15 - 16 November '21
A9 Material Requirements of the ASME Code 16 November '21
A10 ASME Code Section I - Power Boilers 17 -18 November '21
A11 ASME Code and PED Requirements 17 November '21
A12 Vessel stress analysis using PV Elite 18 - 19 November '21
A13 ASME Code Section IX - Welding 19 November '21
A14 ASME Code Section III - Nuclear Codes 22 - 23 November '21
A15 ASME NQA-1 - Nuclear Quality Assurance 24 - 25 November '21
A16 ASME B16.34 - Valves 22 November '21
A17 ASME B31.3 and B31.1 - Piping 23 November '21
A18 EN 13480 - European Piping Code 24 November '21
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A15: ASME NQA-1 - Nuclear Quality Assurance

Wed. - Thurs., 24 - 25 November 2021 / 9:00 - 17:00 (Online, GMT+1)

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A complete overview in two days. We start with 10CFR50 and 10CFR21, then move on to supply chain qualification and NQA-1 implementation. Safety classification, the 18 elements of NQA-1, qualification of inspection and test personnel, lead auditors, design verification, computer programs, commercial grade dedication and ASME's NQA-1 certificate are explained in detail. Several examples and workshops and are included to provide for easier implementation. The seminar offers participants from the fields of quality assurance, project management, manufacturing, sales, purchasing and customer service both the necessary basics and sound guidance for implementation.

The seminar language is English.

Key points of the seminar:

  • Basics of Quality Assurance

  • 10CFR50 Legal basis in the USA, 10CFR21 Deviations

  • Supplier approval, safety classification

  • The 18 elements of NQA-1

  • NQA-1 editions and amendments, ISO 9000 and NQA-1

  • Supplier approval, who needs to be audited?

  • Survey and audit - is there a difference?

  • Inspection and test personnel, auditor and lead auditor

  • Indoctrination and training is there a difference?

  • What are Activities Affecting Quality?

  • Design verification

  • Computer programs, verification and validation

  • Supplier evaluation and qualification

  • Dedication of Commercial Grade Items

  • Supplier audits and Approved Vendors List

  • Inspection status, tests

  • Measuring and test equipment and its calibration

  • Handling, packaging and shipping

  • Internal audits, audit reports, nonconformities, corrective action

  • Documents, Records and archives

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 25 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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