Design Control Overview fot the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Exploratory Shaft Facility

by Edward M. Cikanek, Harza Engineering Co, Las Vegas, United States,
Edgar H. Petrie, Harza Engineering Co, Las Vegas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


This paper presents an overview of the design control process used for the Exploratory Shaft Facility (ESF) at Yucca Mountain. Design and design control is a complex, often iterative, and a well documented process. Design control is defined as the process of assuring that applicable regulatory requirements and the design basis for applicable structures, systems, and components are correctly translated into specifications, drawings, procedures, and instructions. Elements of the design control process described are: external design input, Quality Assurance (QA) grading, Engineering Plan, internal design input, interface control, design analysis, output documents, progress reviews, design verification, acceptance by the Project Office, field changes, and QA records.

Subject Headings: Building design | Radioactive wastes | Shafts | Industrial wastes | Quality control | Waste storage | Structural control | Structural members | Nevada | United States

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