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A forum for quality and security

Pierre Reynard, Head of Safety Control Division

The SQAWG working group usually meets four times a year, twice by videoconference and twice in person. Sitting up front is Pavel Chaïka, from the Russian Domestic Agency. (Click to view larger version...)
The SQAWG working group usually meets four times a year, twice by videoconference and twice in person. Sitting up front is Pavel Chaïka, from the Russian Domestic Agency.
The ITER Organization-Domestic Agency Safety and Quality Assurance Working Group (SQAWG) held its 13th meeting on 30-31 March in Cadarache.

Bringing together representatives from the ITER Organization and the Domestic Agencies, the SQAWG was established in 2008 to provide a channel of communication and forum for discussion with the ITER Domestic Agencies in regards to safety and quality assurance concerns.

The working group usually meets four times a year, twice by videoconference and twice in person.

The agenda of the two-day meeting chaired by Deputy Director-General Carlos Alejaldre of the Safety, Quality & Security Department included a workshop on the Manufacturing and Inspection Plan (MIP) with a case study on a pressure vessel; presentations by all Domestic Agencies on the way they control their supply chain; a presentation by ITER staff on the status of licensing process; procurement documentation exchange between ITER, the Domestic Agencies and contractors; and finally, the nuclear safety control system quality plan.


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