ASTM C1188 - 04(2011)

    Standard Guide for Establishing a Quality Assurance Program for Uranium Conversion Facilities

    Active Standard ASTM C1188 | Developed by Subcommittee: C26.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.01

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    Significance and Use

    Quality assurance provides a planned and systematic approach for establishing practices to meet requirements of safe facility operation and product quality.

    In the operation of a uranium conversion facility there are many requirements established by regulatory bodies, codes, customers, and the facility itself. These requirements are identified by facility management and acted upon by various facility groups. Implementation of the practices described in this guide are intended to assist with compliance with these requirements.

    In the operation of a uranium conversion facility there is a potential for both chemical and radiological exposure to employees, the public, and the environment. This potential is reduced by implementation of the practices described in this guide. The development of this guide, as part of sound management practice, provides a means for ensuring consistency between facilities, and documentation and formalization of existing practices.

    To establish a quality assurance program for a uranium conversion facility, the practices in use should be evaluated against the recommended practices of this guide. Existing practices may then be modified or new practices implemented to correct any identified deficiencies. This approach highlights the fact that the basic foundation of a quality assurance program is already present.

    ANSI/ASME NQA-1 is a quality assurance standard that is being applied broadly across the nuclear industry. NQA-1 was used as guidance in the development of the program elements of this guide.

    The program functions detailed in this guide should be selected based on the particular needs and applications at the facility. Those activities or programs to be included in a uranium conversion facility should be defined in that program.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides guidance and recommended practices for establishing a comprehensive quality assurance program for uranium conversion facilities.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate health and safety practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.3 The basic elements of a quality assurance program appear in the following order:

    Organization 5
    Quality Assurance Program 6
    Design Control 7
    Instructions, Procedures & Drawings 8
    Document Control 9
    Identification and Traceability11
    Control of Measuring and Test Equipment14
    Handling, Storage and Shipping15
    Inspection, Test and Operating Status16
    Control of Nonconforming Items17
    Corrective Actions18
    Quality Assurance Records19

    TABLE 1 NQA-1 Basic Requirements Related to Principles of Conversion Facility Quality Assurance

    Elements of Conversion Facility Quality Assurance12345 678910 1112131415 161718
    Quality Assurance ProgramX
    Design ControlX
    Document ControlXX
    Instructions, Procedures & DrawingsX
    Identification and Traceability X
    Control of Measuring and Test Equipment X
    Handling, Storage, and ShippingX
    Inspection, Test and Operating Status X
    Control of Non-conforming ItemsX
    Corrective ActionsX
    Quality Assurance RecordsX

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI/ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.120.10 (Quality management and quality assurance); 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141748(Uranium U)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C1188-04R11

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1188-04(2011), Standard Guide for Establishing a Quality Assurance Program for Uranium Conversion Facilities, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011,

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