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ASME Nuclear Code Reading Primer

Delivery: Online
Presentation Style: Documentary
Continuing Education Qualification: None
Approximate Time: 2.5 hours

Synopsis: This course is designed to provide essential knowledge of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section III, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components.

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ASME Nuclear Code Reading Primer, is an online course designed toprovide essential knowledge of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section III, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components.

It is important to understand how the Code is written to fully understand and implement ASME nuclear rules. Throughout this training students will be introduced to nuclear construction terminology and various Code rules and standards used in the nuclear industry. Also included in the content of this course is essential knowledge for understanding the philosophy behind the ASME Nuclear Codes, opportunities to navigate the Code to quickly locate Code rules, and necessary Code reading background information.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, students will be able to:  

  • Describe the philosophy underlying the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III.
  • Use the Table of Contents and Index within an ASME Code section to quickly locate key information.
  • Differentiate between Divisions (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) of ASME Section III.
  • Locate both general and specific Code requirements for nuclear components.
  • Identify the different Code classes for nuclear components and how they relate to a specific Code Subsection of ASME Section III, Division 1.
  • Define the meaning of key words and various Code rule conditions.
  • Recognize nuclear terms and their definitions unique to new construction.
  • Apply the ASME Code reading principles.

Reference Materials
Each student is required to have the following materials (2015 Editions):

  • ASME Section III, Subsection NCA
  • ASME Section III, Subsections NB, NC, and ND
  • ASME NQA-1
  • ASME QAI-1

Note: ASME Code and Standards may be ordered through the ASME Web site.

Criteria for Successful Completion
As a minimum, for a National Board Certificate of Completion to be issued, students must:

  • actively participate in all online course interactions
  • respond to all knowledge check questions