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Asme 3 NPT certificate holder question

Asme 3 NPT certificate holder question

Asme 3 NPT certificate holder question

(OP)
I will be starting a new job soon at receiving inspection at a nuclear power plant. In the meantime I’m reading ASME 3 . I understand that nuclear class 1,2,3 require nameplate with n stamp for vessels, pumps, storage tanks etc

The table in NCA 8100-1 list stamps for part, appurtenance for NPT certificate holder. Can somebody please explain what are some examples??

I have mostly dealt with fittings or piping which just has the required markings per NCA. None of the fittings had a asme stamp

So I’m getting mixed up in NPT certificate holder material

Any info greatly appreciated!

RE: Asme 3 NPT certificate holder question

If you are looking at discrete parts, pipe, valves, fittings then you are dealing with "MO" cert holders.
IF these parts have been put together into assemblies then these are "NPT" holders.

As a mill just making pipe and tube we had an 'MO' and we sold to specialty distributors or to fabricators (with 'N' stamps).

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RE: Asme 3 NPT certificate holder question

(OP)
awesome!!thank you so much for the response
So if you guys as a MO got material for an organization that doesn’t have a MO then is that unqualified source material and you guys would audit their quality program?

RE: Asme 3 NPT certificate holder question

More of less, yes. There are some raw material exceptions where the MO isn't needed on the RM but usually that is how it works.
We gave up our MO, too expensive and not enough work.
But of course, we didn't change our QA system.
We continued doing work for a few companies under their certifications as an approved subcontractor.
They would check RM and final NDT (witness), but that was about it.

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RE: Asme 3 NPT certificate holder question

(OP)
Thanks so much

I’m assuming you live in the USA. Where does National Board come into play with the nuclear industry?Is it an inspector representing national board visits certificate holder location after the component is completed and he/she determines if the component is up to ASME standards and if so gives a National Board stamp? Do you need a national board stamp or can you just make the competent and apply your asme stamp.

I worked mostly in oil and gas so I’m familiar with API 510 inspectors looking after pressure vessels

I know national board looks after boilers and any pressure vessel not in petro industry. But I’m not sure how/when it applies

I’m learning lots from you in this forum. More than at work!

RE: Asme 3 NPT certificate holder question

With an MO the only people that we interact with are ASME and our customers.
WE are not fabricating.
Even heavily processed tube (welded, cold drawn, lots of NDT) is still just material.

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RE: Asme 3 NPT certificate holder question

(OP)
Ok thanks. N Holders would be fabricating

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