X AREVA’ needs for EPR can be satisfied both by ASME III or by RCC-M,
X Existing EPRs under construction follow RCC-M for the main safety class 1 components; for other safety class and non nuclear equipment , other codes are also used (ASME, KTA,…); however USEPR design is entirely based on ASME
X New non-mandatory appendix in RCC-M makes the Code « user friendly »: dedicated appendix for local regulation, like Europe, France, …and U K, the latest one in progress.
X The first EPR to be built in RSA can take advantage of the opening of EPR to the Codes: all South African manufacturers having experience in ASME/ RCC-M/ KTA/ EN can be involved in a partnership for EPR construction.
ASME Code for implementation in EPR– ASME Semina in RSA r –October 7th, 2008