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suit conditions prevailing at the time of the test. For example,
the test director may authorize the substitution of a piece of
test equipment for one called out in the test procedure because
of availability. However, only the design agent may authorize
changes to a test parameter, such as a test pressure.
Operational and system integration test procedures for systems
within the SOC must be reviewed by the SCA. The format of the
test procedures should provide both the test procedure and the
data to be collected in a single document.
As each step in the test procedure that requires data to be
recorded is satisfactorily completed, the witnessing
representative of the builder's test or QA organization should so
indicate by his dated signature. If the test requires that a
particular parameter be within a specified range, both the range
and the actual value must be recorded.
A test schedule should be provided to allow the SCA to schedule
his presence at the test site for those tests he chooses to
witness. The SCA reserves the right to require a rerun of any or
all of the system operational and integration tests if results
are not clear or are inconclusive. Upon completion of all system
testing, an indexed documentation package containing all
completed tests that were evaluated with satisfactory results
should be provided to the SCA.
Specific component and system testing requirements are provided
in applicable sections of Appendix B and C.
Operating And Emergency Procedures (OPs and EPs). The
applicant should make normal and emergency operating procedures
available for review by the SCA. For Class A Systems, all
operating and emergency procedures should be approved in writing
by the SCA. During the on-site survey, the SCA will verify the
adequacy of and the operators' compliance with the OPs and EPs.
Compliance with approved operating and emergency procedures is a
requirement for sustaining system certification. Any changes to
these procedures must have the approval of the SCA. For Class B
and C Systems, OPs and EPs may be approved at the local level.
Written operating and emergency procedures are required for the
a. To ensure that the normal operation of the facility
is within the range of conditions for which certification is
b) To ensure that there are adequate procedures to
cope with emergencies
c) To ensure that there are checklists of
prerequisites for various major evolutions (e.g., pre- and post-