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CAESAR II® Pipe Stress Analysis for the Nuclear Industry



CAESAR II Developed Under Nuclear Quality Assurance Standards (Per ASME NQA-1 and 10 CFR 50 Appendix B)

Global Adoption and Standardization

CAESAR II, the industry leader with more than 34 global piping codes, is used by OOs and EPCs in more than 80 countries. CAESAR II is known for its technical superiority, flexibility, ease of use, innovation and constant reliability. And, CAESAR II also exceeds in quality assurance for the nuclear industry with its compliance to 10 CFR 50 Appendix B and ASME NQA-1 standards.

Commercial Grade Dedication

The Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) acceptance process as outlined in ASME NQA-1-2012 Subpart 3.2-214, includes detailed verification of results using alternate calculation tools and verification tests such as the NRC benchmarks.

These results and comparisons are published in a CGD Guide to document the software’s accuracy prior to implementation of the NQA-1 program.

Quality Assurance and Reporting

Nuclear customers of CAESAR II may purchase the Nuclear QA and Reporting notification service to keep them fully informed about issues and software changes to comply with US federal requirements 10 CFR Part 50 App. B. and 10 CFR Part 21.

The CAESAR II Quality Assurance Program is based on conformance to 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, and the guidelines set forth in ASME NQA-1-2008 and ASME NQA-1a-2009. CAESAR II offers support for audit of development records by the client or client representatives.

ASME Nuclear Quality and Assurance

To ensure the total quality and integrity of CAESAR II as required by the ASME NQA-1, CADWorx & Analysis Solutions conducts hundreds of automated numerical, usability, and workflow tests. During development, all development items have test plans which incorporate multiple review levels to ensure a robust and high-quality industry solution.

Quality You Can Trust

Following higher QA standards has improved the overall quality of the CAESAR II product as a whole. CAESAR II users can enjoy increased confidence in a tool that has delivered reliable results for three decades.

A Verification and Validation package comes complete with benchmark examples, test examples, and a software tool for users to analyze the test jobs on their own computer and compare with benchmarks. 

Capabilities and Standards

CAESAR II addresses the needs of the nuclear industry by adhering to various nuclear standards and procedures. This helps ensure that the program delivers the required quality this challenging sector demands.

The solution offers a design and input verification tool for comparing benchmark output with the output generated for an installation. This enables users to satisfy their installation requirements.

Enhanced, critical-level technical support is available.