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Significance and Use
4.1 Quality assurance, as covered by this practice, comprises all those planned and systematic actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that safety-related coating work in nuclear facilities as defined in Guide , will perform satisfactorily in service.
4.2 It is not practical to impose all the requirements of this practice on certain specific items that require only a small quantity of coating material. The licensee, consistent with his formal Quality Assurance Program, may accept affidavits of compliance or certification attesting to the quality of a shop or field coating for such items. If required by licensing commitment; safety-related coatings that are not qualified or for which the quantification basis is indeterminate as defined in Guide , shall be identified, quantified, and documented.
4.3 This practice may be incorporated in a project specification by direct reference or may be used to provide guidelines for the quality assurance program for coatings, on the basis of the licensee’s requirements. Effective use of this practice may also require the incorporation of applicable sections in project specifications for coatings on concrete, steel, equipment, and other related items.
1.1 This standard replaces ANSI N101.4 and provides a common basis for, and specifically comprises quality assurance requirements applicable to, safety-related protective coating work in Coating Service Level I areas of nuclear facilities as defined in Guide .
1.2 This standard meets the requirements of ANSI N101.4 while also recognizing advancements in technology and industry practices since transfer to ASTM responsibility for updating, rewriting, and issuing replacement standards to ANSI N101.4.
1.3 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 safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D4227 Practice for Qualification of Coating Applicators for Application of Coatings to Concrete Surfaces
D4228 Practice for Qualification of Coating Applicators for Application of Coatings to Steel Surfaces
D4537 Guide for Establishing Procedures to Qualify and Certify Personnel Performing Coating and Lining Work Inspection in Nuclear Facilities
D5144 Guide for Use of Protective Coating Standards in Nuclear Power Plants
ANSI StandardsN45.2 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants
ASME StandardNQA-1 (89) Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities
Code of Federal Regulations10 CFR 21 Reporting of Defects and Noncompliances
ICS Number Code 27.120.01 (Nuclear energy in general)
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ASTM D3843-16, Standard Practice for Quality Assurance for Protective Coatings Applied to Nuclear Facilities, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top