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Nuclear Equipment Qualification

Qualification of safety-critical nuclear equipment

What is Nuclear Equipment Qualification and why is it important?

Nuclear Equipment Qualification is an essential process for all EC&I and mechanical systems and component manufacturers operating within, or looking to move into, the UK Nuclear supply chain.  Proof that all safety-critical components have been adequately tested to the appropriate regulatory requirements is fundamental to your client’s ability to safely operate their nuclear plant whether under normal, extreme or accident operating conditions.

Why choose TÜV SÜD to support your Nuclear Equipment Qualification programme?

With the largest testing laboratory in the UK plus an extensive track record of product testing from our facilities in Germany, TÜV SÜD provides a range of testing services that can verify the Equipment Qualification of your product portfolio enabling you to provide your client with the appropriate regulatory Quality Assurance.

Our comprehensive service portfolio includes equipment qualification for new build as well as retrofitting projects around the world. TÜV SÜD is an internationally-recognised and impartial Inspection Body certified according to DIN EN ISO 17020, Type A. We also provide theoretical and practical testing in our DIN EN ISO 17025-accredited test laboratories in the UK and Germany.

TÜV SÜD's Services include:

  • Specification preparation
    We help you define the requirements and specifications for the qualification of your safety-related equipment according to applicable standards and regulations.
  • Document review and assessment
    We review and assess your technical documentation, including layout, drawings, calculations, inspection plans, etc. Our experts will also conduct a code compliance check, taking into account national and project-specific requirements.
  • Conformity assessment
    We carry out practical tests, such as environmental, seismic, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) tests, etc. in our own DIN EN ISO 17025-accredited test laboratories. As an Inspection Body certified according to DIN EN ISO 17020, Type A, as well as a Notified Body, TÜV SÜD can help you prove that your equipment complies with applicable standards.

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