When a company signs up to become a QA&R member, a form 6-1-2, (Contact Personnel for "QA & Reporting" Subscriptions) is filled out. On this form are 4 categories for QA&R related deliverables. Each category must have a designated person(s) from your company to receive these deliverables (ex. they can all be the same person or different people for each of the 4 categories). Contact these people as needed.
If you are unsure who is your Single Point of contact at your company for a given category, send an email to one of the above 3 people asking for the information or file a Bentley Service Request referencing this wiki.
All communications including Potential errors should be referenced or reported to Bentley through service requests.
Bentley provides an “Acceptance Test Set” of models with pre-verified results. An automatic utility executes this set of test models through AutoPIPE and compares the results against included benchmark values. Users can also compare their results manually against those provided through a pdf document. This confirms that AutoPIPE is working as expected.
AutoPIPE has been developed to comply with applicable portions of 10 CFR 50, Appendix B; 10 CFR 21; and ASME NQA-1.
Remember that only AutoPIPE software installed from an the official QA&R CD sent by the QA manager has these certs. AutoPIPE software downloaded off the internet and installed locally / remotely does not meet these qualification.
Are you apart of AutoPIPE QA program?
If Yes see bellow:
To get an official copy of an AutoPIPE CofC, please contact the QA&R Program Manager mentioned above. This person is the only one who can send out official documentation on the program. Please include complete contact information, company name, and 8 digit number of AutoPIPE version in use.
Note: Both AutoPIPE and STAAD.PRO software are covered under Bentley Nuclear Quality Assurance program - Bentley solution for nuclear generation is widely used for safety-related applications. AutoPIPE's QA procedures have been and continue to be successfully audited by our major users since 2009.
If No, see below:
AutoPIPE CONNECT 11.00.00.22 and higher has a Validation certificate
Also, Bentley provides AutoPIPE Commercial users with an Installation Test Set (ITS), so they can verify proper operation of AutoPIPE program once it has been installed on a computer. this feature is available in AutoPIPE 12.05.00.16 and higher. Use the Installation Test Set (Help > Install Test > Installation Test Set) command on the help ribbon.
The QA&R monthly error reports are sent to the individual(s) who are designated to receive all "QA & R Deployment" release and any other related documentation on the QA Form 6-1-2. This form was filed out when first signed up for the QA&R program, if you are not part of the QA program and are interested in learning more about it please send an email to the people above.
Only these individuals mentioned on the QA form will have access to the QA documentation. They have the responsibility and access to download documentation that can then be distributed to designated individuals within their company as they deem necessary.
Please see the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Search Tab> enter "AutoPIPE Functionality for QA Approvals" (include the quotes), press List Topics button, double click on the selected topic from the list provided to see more information.