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ASME Nuclear Inservice Code Reading Primer

Release Date: January 18, 2018
Delivery: Online
Presentation Style: Documentary
Continuing Education Qualification: None
Approximate Time: 3.5 hours

Synopsis: This course is designed to provide essential knowledge of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section XI, Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components.

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ASME Nuclear Inservice Code Reading Primer, is an online coursedesigned to provide essential knowledge of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section XI,   Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components.

Throughout this training students will be introduced to nuclear inservice terminology and the various Code rules and standards that apply, as well as the philosphy behind the ASME Nuclear Codes.   BONUS MATERIAL: Also explained are the basic fundamentals of nuclear energy, fission, nuclear reactors, and radiation safety concepts. Students are provided 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:  

  • Explain the fundamental principles of nuclear energy and the two common types of nuclear reactors.
  • Quickly locate general and specific information in ASME Section XI.
  • Recognize nuclear terms and their definitions unique to nuclear inspections.
  • Identify the different Code classes for nuclear components and how they relate to a specific Code Subsection of ASME Section XI, Division 1.
  • Differentiate ASME Section XI references from other Code Sections and Standards and Specifications.
  • Identify the various types of radiation, their effects and some safety precautions.

Reference Materials
Each student is required to have the following materials (2017 Edition):

  • ASME Section XI (all Subsections and Appendices)

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