8. QUALITY ASSURANCE
The main efforts of UJD have been focused on inspection of quality assurance programmes of SE a. s. and its daughter companies at Bohunice and Mochovce. Two quality assurance inspections in the area of periodical in service inspections (V-2 units) and tests of selected equipment (NPP V-2 units) and operation control (V-1 units) has been performed at NPPs Bohunice. One violation of decree on quality assurance of selected equipment has been found in the area of documentation archiving. The inspection concerning the implementation of quality assurance programme for operation of NPP Mochovce in the area of operation control has been performed focused on safety aspects of operation, operational procedures, control of operational events and feedback from operational experience. The results of this inspection were positive. Inspection of implementation of quality assurance programme for operation of radioactive waste repository (RU RAW) at the Mochovce location has been performed focused on receiving of containers, with radioactive wastes, containers handling, radiation monitoring, activities of documentation control and radiation protection at the repository site. No serious deficiencies have been found out. Also one inspection of experimental nuclear installations of VUJE Trnava at Jaslovské Bohunice site has been performed focused on procurement control, quality audits, documentation and quality records control when performing activities at experimental nuclear installations. Based on analysis of quality assurance inspection activity carried out in 2000 it was concluded that:
- 1 non-conformance of partial quality assurance programme for operation of NPP Bohunice with the regulation was found,
- order to take corrective action has was issued by ÚJD.
In addition the inspection of quality system of authorisation holder Reaktortest company was performed in relation to the radiation event, which occurred during in service inspection activities at reactor pressure vessel of V-1 unit in Bohunice. Two corrective actions has been taken in the area of quality assurance programme and operating procedure of reactor pressure vessel inspections based on the results of this inspection. In 2000 also the process of approval of top documents concerning the quality assurance and their changes by operators of nuclear installation continued:
- overall quality assurance programme for construction and commissioning of NPP Mochovce
- overall quality assurance programme for operation and decommissioning of NPP Mochovce
- partial quality assurance programme for operation of NPP Mochovce
- quality assurance programme for operation of SE-VYZ
- partial quality assurance programme for operation of RU RAO of SE-VYZ
- partial quality assurance programme for operation of interim storage of spent fuel of SE-VYZ
- quality assurance programme quality assurance programme for operation of nuclear installations of VUJE Trnava.
Individual quality assurance programmes approval process at individual nuclear installations has been continuing in conformity with the requirements of pertinent regulation.
Internal quality assurance system
The activity on development of internal quality assurance system continued. The implementation of this system will assure quality and effective fulfilment enlarged tasks of UJD with limited resources for its activity. The analyses of possible use of existing internal administrative control documentation as a basis for future quality system procedures was performed in co-operation with an external specialised organisation. The first draft of quality manual was developed. Its structure was updated according to the review performed by the external organisation to follow as much as possible new ISO standard 9001:2000. Main activities diagrams were developed in unified manner to be included into quality manual as its basis and to identify necessary amendments of current internal procedures and to develop new ones. Activities on development of internal quality system are performed according to the approved plan under supervision of the special control team.