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An Update on the Implementation of Experience-Based Seismic Equipment Qualification in the ASME QME-1 Standard

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Timothy M. Adams

Stevenson and Associates, Cleveland, OH

Donald P. Moore

Southern Company Services, Birmingham, AL

George A. Antaki

Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC

Kamal A. Manoly

U.S. National Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC

Paul D. Baughman

ABS Consulting, Strathman, NH

Robert D. Burns

Texas Utilities, Glenrose, TX

John M. Richards

Duke Power Company, Charlotte, NC

Richard G. Starck, II

MPR Associates, Alexandria, VA

Paper No. PVP2003-2111, pp. 125-126; 2 pages
  • ASME 2003 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Seismic Engineering
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA, July 20–24, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4157-X
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


In 1997, the joint ASME-QME/IEEE-NPEC Special Working Group on Standardization of Experience Based Seismic Qualification developed a recommendation for incorporation of experience-based seismic qualification of equipment into the Qualification of Mechanical Equipment (QME) Standard. In response to this recommendation, the QME Main Committee formed a Subgroup on Dynamic Qualification and chartered this Subgroup to incorporate experience-based seismic qualification of equipment into Appendix A of Section QR of the QME-1 Standard. This paper provides an update on the progress of the ASME QME Subgroup on Dynamic Qualification in developing an update to the QME-1 Standard that will include the use of earthquake experience for the seismic qualification of mechanical equipment used in nuclear facilities.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



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