1.1 This guide sets forth those criteria necessary for the acceptance, checkout, and pre-operational testing of a nuclear fuels reprocessing facility.
1.2 This guide is specifically applicable to a nuclear fuels reprocessing facility employing the Purex process; however, a large portion of this guide is also applicable to other facilities employing different processes.
1.3 This guide provides recommendations for procedure preparation, acceptance criteria following construction, training, component and systems tests, and final integrated testing. These procedures when utilized in accordance with the prescribed quality assurance (QA) requirements should provide permanent QA records.
1.4 This guide deals primarily with the mainline aqueous/ organic (Purex) sections of a nuclear fuels reprocessing facility. Operations such as fuel receipt, headend (shearing and dissolution), plutonium conversion, waste immobilization, and others of this nature are not included.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.
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