4. ASME Organisational differences vs RCC-M or Industrial Codes or Standards
The ASME Sect. III standardized program for accreditation of manufacturers and fabricators provides great uniformity of acceptance of these organizations and therefore a great reliability on their assurance of product quality.
RCC-M does not have a generic standardized program for accreditation of manufacturers and fabricators, but relies on regulatory oversight of fabricators and technical qualification of the production workshop.
Authorized Inspection and Code Symbol Stamps:
ASME enhances reliability through use of the Authorized Nuclear Inspector (ANI or AI for Sect VIII).
ASME Section III is similar to RCC-M. (NQA-1).ASME Section III is more technically-oriented than RCC-M and is based on US NRC requirements.
ASME Code for implementation in EPR– ASME Semina in RSA r –October 7th, 2008