RPC Radiy’s QMS might be compared with an umbrella which covers all Company activities during all phases of product lifecycle and assures that equipment with the required quality is supplied to the Customer. Within the period from 1994 to 2003, the Company QMS was developed, improved, implemented, and applied, meeting the requirements of a number of standards ISO 9000.
In February 2004, Radiy has successfully passed the certification audit by the State Agency “State Regulatory Center of Delivery and Service Quality” – agency of system quality certification “SERTATOM”, for compliance with requirements of national standard DSTU ISO 9001-2001 “Quality Management Systems. Requirements” and obtained a quality management system certificate.
As a result of the performed work, a QMS was implemented in Radiy and was certified by UkrSEPRO.
In January 2005, the QMS was also certified in the International Certification System by the TÜV Rheinland InterCert for compliance with requirements of international standard ISO 9001:2008. As a result of the successful audit, TÜV Rheinland InterCert issued a certificate confirming the required quality of the controlled conditions at the Company for the production.
In 2008, after analyzing a set of documents, including QMS, the State Committee of the Nuclear Regulations in Ukraine granted the Activity License that enables RPC Radiy to perform the design and manufacturing activities of certain nuclear products .
In 2009 RPC Radiy introduced an updated QMS that meets the requirements of US regulatory document 10 CFR 50, Appendix B, Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants and ASME NQA-1-2008, “Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications”. As a result, in addition to the previously existing ISO 9001 compliant QMS, the new ASME NQA-1 compliant QMS was implemented.
To assess the production and management capabilities of RPC Radiy for designing, manufacturing and supply of I&C systems for nuclear power plants, corporate customers conducted their independent assessment as well.
In 2010, based on their assessment, the state enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generating Company ENERGOATOM approved RPC Radiy as a corporate supplier and gave the right to manufacture and supply equipment for the Ukrainian NPPs.
Inputs from other design and manufacturing companies, performing audits to assess Radiy as a potential supplier, also helped improving Radiy’s quality management system. In 2010 RPC Radiy’s QMS was assessed by the former Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) (now CANDU Energy) Procurement Department to confirm the implementation and effectiveness of the QMS. AECL’s Supplier’s Quality Management System Audit was conducted to evaluate the ability of RPC Radiy to supply products which can meet the AECL requirements. Based on the convincing information AECL received on RPC Radiy’s QMS, RPC Radiy was officially included in the list of AECL suppliers.
Series of Company standards were modified and implemented in order to successfully pass the AECL audit. Based on the audit’s results, AECL concluded that Radiy’s QMS complies with the Canadian Standards CSA CAN3-Z299 series and subsequently RPC Radiy was included in the official AECL suppliers’ list. As a result of an additional audit performed in October 2011 by the International Certification Agency TÜV Rheinland InterCert, RPC Radiy obtained a new certificate for compliance with standard requirements of ISO 9001:2008. The certificate’s scope included design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of instrumentation and control systems and fire alarm system, including systems and equipment important to safety for nuclear power plants.
Operational experience gained during the engineering and installation work at NPP sites also had an influence on developing RPC Radiy’s QMS. Similarly, the IAEA safety standards and guidelines, such as GS-R-3, NS-G-1.3, and NS-G-1.1 were also used to improve QMS.
RPC Radiy’s QMS is being constantly improved and developed. In recent years, Radiy has introduced additional improvements in order to be in compliance with the quality management system standards of various international and national organizations, such as ISO, CSA, U.S. NRC, IEC and ASME.