The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code for Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants (OM Code) establishes the requirements for preservice and inservice testing (IST) and examination of certain components to assess their operational readiness in light-water reactor nuclear power plants. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) endorses the use of the ASME OM Code in 10 CFR 50.55a(b)(3) . This paper focuses on applicable regulatory requirements and regulatory perspectives associated with the use of IST software in the nuclear industry.

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