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 JAPEIC History(May 30, 2018)


 
1970 The Japan Power Plant Institute (JPPI) was founded by the government (MITI) and private sector in order to help government’s welding inspection of thermal power plants.
1972 JPPI as a governmental inspection organization started welding inspection of nuclear power plants.
1974

JPPI started evaluation services on welding design and the procedure.

1978 JPPI started to help MITI to carry out annual inspections of thermal power plants.
1980

JPPI started to help MITI to carry out annual inspections of nuclear power plants.

1984 MITI designated JPPI as an authorized organization for welding inspection of thermal and nuclear plants, and for annual inspection of thermal plants.
1985 The name was changed from JPPI to the Japan Power Engineering and Inspection Corporation (JAPEIC).
1987 JAPEIC established Nondestructive Evaluation Center (NDE Center) in Yokohama.
1995 JAPEIC started to provide training school on nondestructive inspection and seminar on Electric Utility Law and Nuclear Regulation Law.
1997 Management System & Product Certification Center of JAPEIC was accredited by Japan Accreditation Board (JAB) for welding and ISO-QMS/EMS certifications.
2000 The revised Electric Utility Law authorized JAPEIC to carry out safety management audit for thermal power plants.
2003 JAPEIC became one of the authorized safety management audit organization for thermal power plant under the newly revised Electric Utility Law. JAPEIC also started to help nuclear plant owners to carry out welding inspection.
2004 NDE Center started training school on Nondestructive Inspection.
2006 NDE Center began training school on Performance Demonstration Evaluation.
2008 JAPEIC started to confirm welder performance qualification and welding procedure specification under Electric Utility Law and Nuclear Regulation Law.
2013 JAPEIC extended to confirm welder performance qualification and welding procedure specification in the field of nuclear fuel manufacturing and reprocessing.
2017 METI authorized JAPEIC to carry out safety management audit on wind power plants and fuel cell plants as well as thermal power plant.
  Note: MITI: Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japanese government
(till 2001)
METI: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japanese government
(after 2001)

 

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