David Key, QA Engineer in the Norcross, Georgia, office, has been certified as an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1) Lead Auditor. David is the second person at Intergraph PPM to ever achieve this certification.
David has been with the group for 20 years and is responsible for:
• Maintaining and developing the NQA-1 programs for both GT STRUDL and CAESAR II
• Representing the organization in external client audits
• Performing internal audits
"This is a notable achievement and underscores David's commitment to continued professional development," said Rick Allen, president of Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions.
Significance of Compliance with NQA-1
NQA-1 is a nuclear quality assurance standard for U.S. nuclear facilities. This highly-regarded industry standard was created by ASME in 1979 and has evolved over time to become one of the primary standards for implementing federal regulations at nuclear power plants and fuel processing plants. In addition, many countries outside the U.S. view compliance with ASME NQA-1 quite favorably.
Intergraph Commitment to Quality
GT STRUDL – and, more recently, CAESAR II – are the two Intergraph PPM software programs that comply with the NQA-1 standard. Complying with this standard makes the adoption of these programs much easier in the nuclear industry. Moreover, the increased focus on incorporating quality from the onset, along with checks and balances, helps all product users.