ASTM D3843 - 16

    Standard Practice for Quality Assurance for Protective Coatings Applied to Nuclear Facilities

    Active Standard ASTM D3843 | Developed by Subcommittee: D33.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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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 D5144, 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 D5144, 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. Scope

    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 D5144.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Standards

    N45.2 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants

    ASME Standard

    NQA-1 (89) Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities

    Code of Federal Regulations

    10 CFR 21 Reporting of Defects and Noncompliances


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.120.01 (Nuclear energy in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211504(Coating paints)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D3843-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3843-16, Standard Practice for Quality Assurance for Protective Coatings Applied to Nuclear Facilities, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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