This standard provides basic requirements, direction, and methods for qualifying Class lE Connection
Assemblies for service in nuclear power generating stations. These include connectors, terminations, and environmental seals in combination with related cables or wires as assemblies. Qualification of cable with connectors to this standard does not replace qualification to IEEE Std 383TM -2003.1 This standard does not apply to containment electric penetrations, fire stops, in-line splices, or components for service within the reactor vessel. The qualification requirements in this standard, when met, demonstrate and document the ability of the equipment to perform safety function(s) under applicable service conditions (including design basis events) reducing the risks of common cause-equipment failures. This standard does not provide environmental stress levels and performance requirements.
NOTE--Other IEEE standards that present qualification methods for specific equipment, specific environments, or specific parts of qualification program may be used to supplement this standard, as applicable. Annex A of IEEE Std 323TM-2003 lists other standards related to equipment qualification.
The purpose of this standard is to provide specific direction for the implementation of IEEE Std 323-2003 on qualification as it pertains to qualification of connectors, terminations, and environmental seals (related to cables as assemblies).
Revision Standard - Superseded.
The basic requirements for qualifying Class 1E Connection Assemblies and interfaces
that are to be used in nuclear power generating stations are described in this standard. The
principles, methods, and procedures described are intended to be used for qualifying Connection
Assemblies, maintaining and extending qualification, and updating qualification, as required, if the
Connection Assembly is modified. The qualification requirements in this standard, when met,
demonstrate and document the ability of the Connection Assembly to perform safety function(s)
under applicable service conditions including design basis events, reducing the risk of commoncause
Connection Assembly failure.