This IST training course provides an introduction to the requirements of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and ASME Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Standards for the inservice testing of nuclear power plant systems and components.
Specific emphasis is placed on the ASME Code boundary classification process, Owner’s responsibilities, test and examination plans, and detailed requirements for inservice testing of pumps and valves. Examples are used to illustrate the correct application of the technical requirements.
Course Content & Structure
- IST requirements up through the 2012 Code Edition
- Course content & approach structured for IST Program Owners
- Training Materials provided in hard copy or electronic
- Current issues and interfaces with emphasis on industry/code initiatives and solutions
- IST Alternatives—Risk Informed, Performance Based Testing, Future OM Code Activities
*Requirements: You need to bring a copy of the ASME Code
Monday, 8 am-5:00 pm (MST)
Regulatory Framework, ASME Framework/OM Code Cases, ISTA General Requirements
Tuesday, 8 am-5:00 pm (MST)
ISTB Pump Testing, Appendix
Wednesday, 8 am-5:00 pm (MST)
Valve Testing, Appendices I, II and III
Thursday, 8 am-5:00 pm (MST)
ISTD Snubber Testing, Regulatory/Industry Future OM Code Activities/Challenges; Appendix IV, Performance/Risk Programs
Friday, 8 am-5:00 pm (MST)
Course Review, Exam, Exam Review, Closing and Discussion
Instructor Profile: Ronald Lippy
Mr. Lippy brings 45+ years of professional experience in nuclear power plant operation, maintenance, inspection, and testing to the classroom. His experience includes ASME Codes and Standards, regulatory requirements, and licensing and design basis activities.
August 9-13, 2021
Virtual or In-person
Instructed by GSE TrueNorth. Part of the GSE Solutions group, that leverage decades of specialized expertise in thermal performance and engineering programs that refine and update systems, to optimize performance and safety.
“The instructor was well-versed in the Code and dealing with real-life situations associated with the Code and plant operation. His teaching was much more than academic. Classroom OE examples and hypothetical questions were good for learning and understanding.”