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ASME QAI-1

Qualifications for Authorized Inspection

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Organization: ASME
Publication Date: 31 December 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 45
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FOREWORD

The 2018 Edition of ASME QAI-1 incorporates the 2016 Edition of QAI-1 and revisions and additions approved by the QAI Standards Committee since the publication of the 2016 Edition.

This Standard is arranged into the Parts listed below.

Part 1 Requirements for qualifications and duties of the Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA), its Authorized Nuclear Inspectors, and its Authorized Nuclear Inspector Supervisors, as used with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Division 1, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components; Section III, Division 3, Containment Systems for Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Material; and Section III, Division 5, High Temperature Reactors

Part 2 Requirements for qualifications and duties of the AIA, its Authorized Nuclear Inservice Inspectors, and its Authorized Nuclear Inservice Inspector Supervisors, as used with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XI, Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components

Part 3 Requirements for qualifications of the AIA, its Authorized Nuclear Inspectors (Concrete), and its Authorized Nuclear Inspector Supervisors (Concrete), as used with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Division 2, Code for Concrete Containments (ACI 359)

Part 4 Requirements for accreditation of AIAs

Part 5 Requirements for qualifications and duties of the AIA and its Supervisors, and qualifications of Authorized Inspectors, as used with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I; Section IV; Section VIII, Divisions 1, 2, and 3; Section X; and Section XII

Part 6 Requirements for qualifications and duties for Qualified Inspection Organizations and qualifications for Inspectors and Supervisors as used with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XII

Part 7 Requirements for accreditation of Qualified Inspection Organizations (QIOs) performing inspections as required by the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XII

Part 8 Requirements for qualification and duties of the Certified Individual performing inspections as used with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I; Section IV; Section VIII, Divisions 1, 2, and 3; Section X; and Section XII when so referenced by the respective Code Sections

These requirements were developed and are maintained by the ASME Committee on Qualifications for Authorized Inspection, which was first formed on March 29, 1973, as a special committee under the Policy Board, Codes and Standards and that now reports to the ASME Board on Conformity Assessment. The Committee operates under procedures accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

The QAI-1 Standard has been developed with the following principles intended to apply to all jurisdictional authorities accredited as an AIA by ASME:

(a) Reciprocity. The enforcement authority (jurisdiction) agrees to accept the results of inspections required by the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code that have been performed by an accredited AIA.

(b) Integrity. The AIA maintains the commitment to the integrity of the inspection process and of the ASME Code Symbol Marks by fulfilling its obligations under the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and by recognizing the role of the third party inspection system.

(c) Openness. The enforcement authority (jurisdiction) permits ASME Certificate Holders and Applicants for ASME Certificates of Authorization located within its jurisdiction to select other ASME accredited AIAs.

(d) Participation in the Process. The AIA agrees to participate in the development of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code by becoming a member of either the Conference Committee or the International Interest Review Group (IIRG).

When required by context in this Standard, the singular shall be interpreted as the plural and vice versa, and the feminine, masculine, or neuter gender shall be treated as such other gender as appropriate.

Document History

ASME QAI-1
December 31, 2018
Qualifications for Authorized Inspection
FOREWORD The 2018 Edition of ASME QAI-1 incorporates the 2016 Edition of QAI-1 and revisions and additions approved by the QAI Standards Committee since the publication of the 2016 Edition. This...
May 25, 2016
Qualifications for Authorized Inspection
FOREWORD The 2016 Edition of ASME QAI-1 incorporates the 2010 Edition of QAI-1 and revisions and additions approved by the QAI Standards Committee since the publication of the 2010 Edition. This...
May 28, 2010
Qualifications for Authorized Inspection
FOREWORD The 2009 edition of ASME QAI-1 incorporates the 2005 edition of QAI-1, and revisions and additions approved by the QAI Standards Committee since the publication of the 2005 edition. This...
July 15, 2005
Qualifications for Authorized Inspection
FOREWORD The 2005 edition of ASME QAI-1 incorporates the 2003 edition of QAI-1, and revisions and additions approved by the QAI Standards Committee since the publication of the 2003 edition. This...
January 1, 2003
Qualifications for Authorized Inspection
The 2003 edition of ASME QAI-1 incorporates the 1995 edition of QAI-1, including QAI-1a-1996 and QAI-1b-1999. This Standard is arranged into the Parts listed below. QAI-1-2003 These requirements were...
January 1, 1995
Qualifications for Authorized Inspection
The 1995 edition of ASME QAI-1 incorporates the 1990 edition of N626, N626a-1991 addendum, and N626b-1992 addendum. Also included are additional revisions approved by ASME. This Standard is arranged...
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