End of Manufacturing 

EOM – End of Manufacturing is a term applied within the nuclear industry to the final non-destructive testing conducted on a component (post manufacture) with the objective of showing the absence of crack-like defects. This is applied to high-integrity components (HICs – see ‘What the Hec?!’, April 2019).

It is part of the defence in depth approach to the safety case of such components. While a number of NDT inspections may be applied during the manufacturing process, EOM non-destructive testing provides a final confirmation of the absence of crack-like defects. For high-integrity components, EOM non-destructive testing is subject to inspection qualification (IQ – see ‘What the Hec?!’, April 2010).

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