NSQ-100

NSQ-100

Ensure quality and safety for nuclear supplier

A INITIATIVE FROM NQSA

A new environment generates new needs and calls for a new standard. The NQSA (Nuclear Quality Standard Association) - open to all major nuclear utilities, nuclear engineers and manufacturers - responded to the nuclear supply chain challenges in terms of quality and safety by creating and promoting a new standard: NSQ-100.

NSQ-100: SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

NSQ-100 is a new standard based upon ISO 9001:2008 and two other major nuclear quality standards
IAEA GS-R-3:2006 and ASME NQA-1-2008 (and addenda 2009).

For your company, as a nuclear supplier, it means:
- simplifying qualification for the buyers,
- acquiring a genuine nuclear safety culture.

 

scheme for NSQ100 process

The certification follows a 3 year audit cycle, including annual surveillance audit. The NSQ-100 certification
scheme is based upon ISO 9001
and shall be coordinate to ISO 9001 certification cycle.

In addition to ISO 9001 process, this standard asks for specific requirements linked to nuclear context:
- communication with authority,
- competence, qualification, training and awareness,
- design and development verification and validation testing,
- design and development verification and validation documentation,
- supplier evaluation and selection,
- important for safety items and activities,
- control of production process changes,
- control of production equipment, tools ad software programs,
- surveillance activities,
- post-delivery support.

BUREAU VERITAS CERTIFICATION, THE FIRST TO BE QUALIFIED

Bureau Veritas Certification is the first certification body to be qualified by NQSA to perform an
assessment according to NSQ-100 in order to deliver a certificate of compliance to NSQ-100 standard.

Bureau Veritas has a long term experience in nuclear activity, with nuclear platforms and experienced operators
to inspect the quality and compliance of activities from plant design to maintenance and dismantling,
according to international and local regulations.

FAQ

  • Will the certificate be published and available ?

    The data of your certificate (number with the expiry date, the scope of activities as well as the status of
    the certificate) will be installed on the NQSA website.

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+33 (0)4 72 52 20 52

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