Appendix B Calibrations

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We are an Approved Nuclear Supplier

Our Quality Program is routinely audited by NUPIC and NIAC and satisfies the requirements of 10 CFR 50, Appendix B and 10 CFR 21.

What are Appendix B Calibrations?

A prerequisite of an Approved Nuclear Supplier is maintaining a documented quality program that is successfully audited and approved by NUPIC and NIAC. This ensures that the quality program satisfies the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR 50; Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, NQA-1 and ANSI N45.2. The scope of our Appendix B program covers every type of measuring and test equipment used in a nuclear power station.

Why are Appendix B Calibrations Important?

Nuclear plants and fuel reprocessing plants contain materials that could result in risk public health and safety if mishandled. There is infrastructure in place to mitigate the consequences of accidents that could occur, and when it comes to suppliers a comprehensive Appendix B program is required to mitigate these risks.

PowerLabs has continuously supported Exelon, its subsidiaries, and the power industry with a leading Appendix B program. Our close relationship with Exelon and other major nuclear suppliers has enabled us to build a robust quality program that surpasses the requirements of many other industries. It also aids in streamlining our relationship with any organization in the nuclear power industry and comprises all the planned and systematic actions necessary to provide quality assurance.

Our services align with the scope of our Appendix B program, providing our nuclear customers the benefit of having a single-source vendor for all their laboratory needs.

What Does it Mean to be an Approved Nuclear Supplier?

Being an Approved Nuclear Supplier requires strict adherence to the Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR 50; Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, NQA-1 and ANSI N45.2. These guidelines are the basis for which we have built our Quality Program.

The Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) and the Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee (NIAC) regularly audit our Quality Program. This audit — made available to the industry — certifies our competence as a nuclear supplier, and aides in streamlining our relationships with nuclear constituents.

External Resources

Learn more about the U.S. NRC’s reporting of defects and noncompliance.