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Practical Application of the KMS: 1) Total System Performance Assessment

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Hitoshi Makino, Kazumasa Hioki, Hiroyuki Umeki

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokyo, Japan

Hongzhi Yang, Hiroyasu Takase

Quintessa Ltd., Yokohama, Japan

Ian McKinley

McKinley Consulting, Baden / Dättwil, Switzerland

Paper No. ICEM2009-16349, pp. 507-514; 8 pages
  • ASME 2009 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management
  • ASME 2009 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Volume 1
  • Liverpool, UK, October 11–15, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division and Environmental Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4407-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3865-X
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


Comprehensive total system performance assessment (PA) is a key component of the safety case. Within this PA there are a number of tasks that reuse specific models and datasets, together with associated knowledge base for the disposal system considered. These are tasks where recent developments in the Knowledge Management System by Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA KMS) can lead to optimisation of procedures. This paper will outline the reformulation of PA as a Knowledge Management (KM) task, discuss application of KM technologies to PA tasks, and illustrate how these can be handled electronically in a “Performance assessment All-In-one Report System (PAIRS)” utilising hyperlinks and embedded tools to minimise duplication of material, ease Quality Assurance (QA) and facilitate the regular updating required in the Japanese programme.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



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