Design Quality Assurance for Nuclear Power Plants
This Standard contains the requirements for quality assurance programs
applicable to the design of safety-related systems, components, and structures
of a nuclear power plant, as identified by the owner.
This Standard recognizes that the extent of the application of the quality
assurance requirements to a system, component, structure, or activity may vary
according to its impact on the safety of the plant.
This Standard is applicable to all aspects of design work, including conceptual
studies, preliminary design, detailed design, and the production of design
documentation for licensing, constructing, installing, testing, commissioning,
operating, and decommissioning activities.
Note: The design process model given in Appendix A is provided to assist the
reader in gaining an understanding of the basic activities of the design
process and of the interrelationship of the various activities.
This Standard complements the relevant quality assurance requirements of CSa
Standard CAN/CSA-N286.0 and is the governing standard for design quality
Note: Interpretations of this Standard by the Technical Committee will be in
accordance with the requirements of CSA Standard CAN/CSA-N286.0.
This Standard applies to the selection of items but not to their design when
such design is defined completely by an industrial design standard.
This Standard does not apply to the design of structures and components whose
design quality assurance requirements are specified in a manufacturing
Note: The application of this Standard may be extended, limited, or replaced by
an equivalent Standard (see Clause 3.1.5). For example, the design quality
requirements for pressure-retaining components are specified in CSA Standard