Commercial Grade Dedication
We can provide ‘nuclear grade’ components.
Many companies can procure commercial grade items, but Encorus Group has the capability to perform Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD/CGID) on commercial items for use in the nuclear industry. The CGD process begins with FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis). In the FMEA analysis, items are considered with regard to their planned end use.
A structured table is produced which lists possible failures, effects and consequences of those failures, and mitigations to reduce the probability of failure, or mitigate the effects.
CGD items may be subjected to many more quality checks than normal commercial grade items such as:
- Rigorous testing to ensure that CGD items are manufactured in accordance with specifications.
- Materials testing and verification.
- Chain-of-custody tracking for metals or other parts.
- Verified and documented inspection of welds or other attributes.
The CGD process can show when commercial grade items cannot be used and nuclear grade items should be procured instead.
In addition, Encorus’s CGD program has been audited and approved by US DOE contractors. We have performed CGD on hundreds of items, including pipe, fittings, valves, electronics, safety systems, fasteners, safety programming, and many others.