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Fracture Toughness Requirements for Material

Release Date: January 23, 2018
Delivery: Online
Presentation Style: Summary/Synopsis
Continuing Education Qualification: N Endorsement, NS Endorsement
Approximate Time: 2 hours

Synopsis: This course is designed for the authorized nuclear inspector, covering the requirements of fracture toughness testing as described in ASME Section III, Div. 1, Subsection NB .

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Fracture Toughness Requirements for Material, is an online course designed for the authorized nuclear inspector, covering the requirements of fracture toughness testing as described in ASME Section III, Div. 1, Subsection NB .

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

  • Identify what terms apply to fracture toughness.
  • Explain the Owner's responsibility to identify impact requirements through the certified Design Specification.
  • Differentiate and determine when impact testing and drop weight testing is required for construction.
  • Determine acceptable standards and retesting requirements for materials.
  • Describe the Authorized Nuclear Inspector's (ANI) duties as it relates to impact testing of Section III materialsRecognize a Certified Material Test Report (CMRT) is required when fracture toughness is a requirements for materials.
  • Recognize a Certified Material Test Report (CMRT) is required when fracture toughness is a requirements for materials.

Reference Materials
Although not required, each student may find it helpful to have the following materials (currently mandated edition):

  • ASME Section III, Div. 1, Subsection NB
  • ASME Section III, Subsection NCA
  • ASME Section II, Part A, SA-370

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

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