This Standard contains the requirements for the quality assurance program applicable to the design phase of a nuclear plant, and is applicable to the design of safety-related equipment, systems, and structures, as identified by the owner.
This Standard is applicable to all aspects of design work, including conceptual studies, preliminary design, detailed design, and the production of design technical documentation for licensing, procuring, fabricating, constructing, installing, testing, commissioning, and operating activities.
Note: The design quality assurance process model given in Figure 1 is provided to assist the reader in gafning an understanding of the design quality assurance process and of the interrelationship of the various activities.
This Standard embodies the relevant quality assurance requirements of CSA Standard N286.0, and is the governing standard for design quality assurance activities.
Note: Interpretations of this Standard by the Technical Committee will be in accordance with the intent expressed in CSA Standard CAN3-N286.0.
This Standard applies to the selection but not to the design of components whose design is defined by an industrial standard such that no additional design information is required for their production.
This Standard recognizes that the extent of the application of the quality assurance requirements to the particular system, structure, component, or activity can vary according to the degree of potential impact on the safety of the plant.
This Standard does not apply to the design of structures and components when the appropriate design quality assurance program to be specified is CSA Standard Z299.1 or equivalent.
Note: In certain instances the application of this Standard may be extended, limited or replaced by an equivalent standard. These instances are covered by Clauses 3.1.4 to 3.1.6.