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Attributes of Full Scope Level 1 Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) for Applications in Nuclear Power Plants

No. 1804
English IAEA-TECDOC-1804 (ISBN: 978-92-0-107316-7)
328 pages ¦ 2 figures ¦ EUR 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2016

Description

This publication aims to further promote the use and application of PSA in Member States by providing a comprehensive list of PSA applications and describing what technical features (termed ‘attributes’) need to be satisfied to reliably support them. Consideration has also been given to the basic set of attributes characterizing a ‘base case PSA’ that is performed to assess overall plant safety. The present publication can support PSA practitioners in appropriate planning of a PSA project taking into account possible uses of the PSA in the future. It can also be used by reviewers as an aid in assessing the quality of PSAs and judging the adequacy of a PSA for particular applications.

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Keywords

Nuclear Power Plants, Safety Measures, Risk Assessment, System Safety, Probabilistic Safety Assessment, PSA, Safety Analysis, Accidents, Numerical Estimates, Design, Light Water Reactors, LWRs, Service Life, Quality Assurance, Member States, Base Case PSA, Technical Features, Attributes, Decision Making, Metrics, Operation, Hazards, Data Analysis, Level 1, Failures, Human Reliability

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