In-Service Testing (IST) Training

This IST training course provides an introduction to the requirements of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and ASME Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Standards for the inservice testing of nuclear power plant systems and components.

Specific emphasis is placed on the ASME Code boundary classification process, Owner’s responsibilities, test and examination plans, and detailed requirements for inservice testing of pumps and valves. Examples are used to illustrate the correct application of the technical requirements.

Course Content & Structure

  • IST requirements up through the 2020 Code Edition
  • Course content & approach structured for IST Program Owners
  • Training materials provided in hard copy or electronic download
  • Current issues and interfaces with emphasis on industry/code initiatives and solutions
  • IST Alternatives—Risk Informed, Performance Based Testing, Future OM Code Activities

*Requirements: You need to bring a copy of the ASME Code

Sample Schedule

Monday, 8 am-5:00 pm
Regulatory Framework, ASME Framework/OM Code Cases, ISTA General Requirements, IST Program Implementation Strategies

Tuesday, 8 am-5:00 pm
ISTB Pump Testing, IST Program Implementation Strategies

Wednesday, 8 am-5:00 pm
Valve Testing, Appendices I, II, III and IV and IST Program Implementation Strategies

Thursday, 8 am-5:00 pm
Regulatory/Industry Future OM Code Activities/Challenges; Appendix IV, Performance/Risk Programs, IST Program Implementation Strategies

Friday, 8 am-5:00 pm
Course Review, Exam, Exam Review, Closing and Discussion

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Virtual or In-Person Fee: $2,695/person

“The instructor was well-versed in the Code and dealing with real-life situations associated with the Code and plant operation. His teaching was much more than academic. Classroom OE examples and hypothetical questions were good for learning and understanding.”

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GSE Engineering is a highly experienced team focused on creating innovative ways to meet our customers’ needs using a combination of our industry-leading services and products. The Programs & Performance group (Formerly True North Consulting) leverages decades of specialized expertise in thermal performance and engineering programs that refine and update systems, to optimize performance and safety.