Section .0700 ‑ Nuclear Power Systems

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Published: 2015

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13 NCAC 13 .0701             STANDARDS

(a)  Nuclear power components and systems covered under the

scope of Section III of the ASME Code shall be designed, constructed, reworked,

stamped, and installed in accordance with Section III of the ASME Code. 

Balance of plant items may be constructed under other ASME Code sections as


(b)  All nuclear power systems falling under the scope of

the ASME Code, Section III, are inspected in service under the requirements of

Section XI of the ASME Code. The equipment is not required to be inspected

under this Chapter. Balance of plant pressure equipment not covered by Section

XI are required to be registered with a North Carolina identification number

and inspected in accordance with this Chapter.

(c)  A vessel composed of two or more pressure retaining

compartments shall constitute one complete unit for the purpose of assigning

the North Carolina identification number.

(d)  The design criteria for nuclear power systems shall be

certified as to compliance with Section III of the ASME Code by a registered

professional engineer with at least one year of experience in nuclear pressure

vessel design.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95‑69.9; 95‑69.11;


Eff. May 29, 1981;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2008; July 1, 2006; June 1, 1982.