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PDFWAC 296-104-540

Repairs—What are the requirements for nuclear repairs of safety devices?

All nuclear pressure retaining items shall be safe-guarded by safety devices, as specified in the ASME Section III, Division 1, Class 1, 2, and 3.
(1) The resetting, repair, and restamping of these safety devices shall be performed only by organizations holding a valid National Board "NR" and "VR" Certificate of Authorization to repair ASME Section III Code safety devices. An owner's ASME Section XI program may be used in lieu of a "NR" Certificate of Authorization for repair activities of the owner's valves. The repair work shall be documented on the applicable NR-1/NVR-1 form or on an owner's NIS-2 form. All repair/replacement activities performed under the "NR" Certificate of Authorization or owner's Section XI Repair program must be in accordance with the provisions of the NBIC, ASME Section XI, and the rules of the jurisdiction.
(2) External adjustments or repair activities performed by the owner shall be resealed with a metal tag showing the identification of the organization and the date.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040, 70.79.150, 70.79.290, 70.79.330, and 70.79.350. WSR 07-24-057, § 296-104-540, filed 12/4/07, effective 1/4/08; WSR 06-24-042, § 296-104-540, filed 11/30/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040. WSR 98-22-024, § 296-104-540, filed 10/28/98, effective 11/28/98.]
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