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Maintenance, Periodic Testing and Inspection of Research Reactors

Specific Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-81
Specific Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/2044 ¦ 978-92-0-150622-1

67 pages ¦ 1 figure ¦ € 44.00 ¦ Date published: 2023

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This Safety Guide provides specific recommendations on the maintenance, periodic testing and inspection of research reactors to meet the relevant requirements of IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSR-3, Safety of Research Reactors. It provides guidance on design considerations and recommends good practices in implementing the programme and establishing the organization and responsibilities for maintenance, periodic testing and inspection as well as for the selection, training and qualification of personnel. Procedures, administrative controls and maintenance facilities are also covered as well as procurement and storage of spare parts and components, and testing and inspection methods and techniques used for maintenance, periodic testing and inspection. The recommendations provided in this Safety Guide are aimed at operating organizations of research reactors, regulatory bodies and other organizations involved in a research reactor project. This Safety Guide is a revision of IAEA Safety Standards Series No. NS-G-4.2, which it supersedes.

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IAEA Safety Standards, Maintenance, Periodic Testing, Inspection of Research Reactors, Nuclear Reactors, Safety Measures, Repair, Testing, Application, Management Responsibility, Resource Management, Process Implementation, Measurement, Assessment, Improvement, Overview, Interrelationship, Design Considerations, Design of Research Reactor, Maintainability, Testability, Inspectability, Programmes for Maintenance, Content, Non-Routine Maintenance, Organizational Structure, Interfaces, Selection, Training, Qualification of Maintenance Personnel, Administrative and Work Procedures, Administrative Controls, Work Permit System, Work Coordination, Maintenance Facilities, Special Equipment, Tools, Mock-Ups and Models, Procurement, Storage of Spare Parts, Components and Materials, Inspection Methods, Visual Examination, Surface Examination, Volumetric Examination, Common Terminology, Recommendations, Concepts, Review

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