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2019 Interpretations


INTERPRETATION 19-03

Subject: ISO/IEC 17025 edition reference in NBIC Part 3, 1.6.6.2 m), 1.6.7.2 m), and 1.6.8.2 m)

Edition: 2019

Question: The listed paragraphs show service to be provided in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005.  The 17025 Standard has been revised to the 2017 version, and all labs accredited as such have a 3-year transition window.  Is it permissible to use either the 2005 or the 2017 edition of ISO/IEC 17025?

Reply: Yes. 

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INTERPRETATION 19-02

Subject: Wastage/Wasted areas

Edition: 2019

Question: If there are wasted areas on the fireside does NBIC Part 3, 3.3.4.3-a govern repairs?

Reply: Yes. 

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INTERPRETATION 19-01

Subject: "R" Certificate Holder manufacturing parts and sub-assemblies

Edition: 2019

Question: May an "R" stamp Certificate Holder manufacture parts or sub-assemblies for their own use as part of the pressure boundary in their repair/alteration of a pressure retaining item?

Reply: Yes. Reference NBIC Part 3, 3.2.2. 

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