Title: Current Activities and Challenges of the European Network for Inspection and Qualification (ENIQ)
Citation: ATW-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUCLEAR POWER vol. 59 no. 10 p. 559-564
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC91307
ISSN: 1431-5254
URI: http://mobile.kernenergie.de/kernenergie-en/service/fachzeitschrift-atw/hefte-themen/2014/okt/05_Aktuelle-Aktivitaeten-und-Herausforderungen-fuer-das-European-Network-for-Inspection-and-Qualification-ENIQ.php
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This article describes the development of the European Network for Inspection and Qualification (ENIQ) since the previous presentation of the network in the 2011 April/May edition of this journal, covering mainly the new technical challenges facing the network and resulting projects as well as the establishment of the new Task Group for Inspection Qualification Bodies. ENIQ is a utility-driven network dealing with the reliability and effectiveness of non-destructive testing (NDT) for nuclear power plants (NPP). ENIQ is recognised as one of the main contributors to today’s global qualification codes and guidelines for in-service inspection (ISI) and has published nearly 50 documents. Among them are the “European Methodology for Qualification of Non-Destructive Testing”, the first qualification methodology based on technical justifications, the “European Framework Document for Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection (RI-ISI)”, and various recommend practices. In addition ENIQ has carried out two pilot studies and a number of surveys. In 2012, ENIQ joined the European based R&D association on Gen II & III reactors, NUGENIA, making ENIQ its 8th technical area. Following the entry into NUGENIA, ENIQ members have updated the ENIQ roadmap and included a number of new technical challenges facing its members in the near future. Also ENIQ established a third task group in 2013, the Task Group for Inspection Qualification Bodies (TGIQB), which should serve as an exchange forum for inspection qualification bodies. ENIQ is currently preparing or performing new projects and studies to tackle these challenges and new recommended practices and reports are likely to evolve from these projects, which will enable ENIQ to maintain its role as one of the main contributors to today’s global qualification codes and guidelines for ISI.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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