Safety related and ASME material organization manufacturing and supplying ferrous and nonferrous piping components, hanger supports and attachments, forgings, plates, bars and special designated parts including:
- utilization of unqualified source material, and approval and control of suppliers at their location
- the performing or the subcontracting of operations affecting the mechanical properties, conversion from one product form into another product form, including applicable conversion from one product form into another product form including the applicable dimensional requirements
- certification to the applicable material specification.
Membership in NIAC is open to companies supplying goods and services to the nuclear industry, which have a quality program which meets or exceeds the requirements of 10CFR50 Appendix B, ASME NQA-1, or equivalent DOE Quality System, and accept 10CFR Part 21. Members must qualify their Lead Auditors to the requirements of ANSI N45.2.23 – 1978 or ASME NQA-1 latest edition endorsed by the NRC, including a written examination
The NIAC Shared Audit Program is based on a standardized approach for the performance of supplier assessments, utilizing a standard assessment checklist approved by all members of NIAC. The assessment checklist delineates those criteria of 10CFR50 Appendix B, 10CFR21, 10CFR71 Subpart H, 10CFR72 Subpart G, ANSI N45.2, ASME NQA-1, ASME NCA-4000 and/or NCA-3800, which are applicable to nuclear suppliers for the item or service being supplied by that supplier.