NEQM (NFC Based Equipment Qualification Management) System Preventing Counterfeit and Fraudulent Item

Chang, C. K., & Lee, K. J. NEQM (NFC Based Equipment Qualification Management) System Preventing Counterfeit and Fraudulent Item. Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, pp.622-631, Volume 9, Number 7, July 2015 (link)

ABSTRACT

Qualification of equipment essential to safety in NPPs (nuclear power plants) ensures its capability to perform designated safety functions on demand under postulated service conditions. However, a number of incidents identified by the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) since 1980s catalysed the US nuclear industry to adopt standard precautions to guard against counterfeit items. The purpose of this paper is to suggest the NFC (near field communication) based equipment qualification management system preventing counterfeit and fraudulent items. The NEQM (NFC based equipment qualification management) system works with the support of legacy systems such as PMS (procurement management system) and FMS (facility management system).

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