RCC-M Design and calculation - Material Level 2 & 3

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RCC-M is the design and construction code for the European Pressurised Water Reactor (EPR) nuclear island mechanical components. Suppliers wishing to enter the UK Nuclear New Build programme will be required to be familiar with this code.


The objectives of this training course are to:

  • Identify the requirements which apply to the design of equipment under the RCC-M code
  • Review of 6 operating conditions and identifying the applicable risks
  • Review specific areas of interest including corrosion, coating, welding, nuclear cleanliness and temperature implications
  • Demonstrate how to use the Annexes ZI (mechanical specifications for design) and ZIII (constraints)
  • How to apply design methodology using variants 1, 2, & 3 for vessels and pipework
  • Provide an understanding of how to analyse operational design conditions

Course content

The course will use 6 different operating conditions, to demonstrate how to apply the relevant the RCC-M chapters. These will include Level 2 and 3 vessels and pipework and will provide an understanding of the scope and purpose applicable to the types of equipment covered by the RCC-M code.


Training courses are limited to a maximum of 8 delegates and are on a first-come first served basis (for public training)


Each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance stating that the training is approved by AFCEN


The duration of this course is:

  • 2 days for 'Design applying to vessels' (variant 1) and 'Design applying to pipes' (variant 2)
  • 2.5 days for 'Design applying to both vessels and pipes' (variant 3)

Who should attend?

  • Managers, project managers, engineers, technicians, production personnel
  • Inspection and quality personnel who are involved in the manufacture of components for the nuclear island

Whilst it is not compulsory, it is recommended that delegates complete the Introduction to RCC-M code (Ref: AP/R044), before undertaking this course.

What to do next?

For more information or to receive a training quotation for RCC-M Design and calculation - Material Level 2 & 3 training fill in the form on this page, call the training team on +44 (0) 330 414 1337 or email uktraining@lr.org.

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Lloyd's Register Apave Ltd (LRA) is a joint venture company established between Lloyd's Register and Apave Sudeurope SAS to support new nuclear. LRA provide independent third party inspection services and AFCEN approved training courses for the RCC-M code.