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Development of the Level 2 PRA Standard

[+] Author Affiliations
M. T. Leonard

Dycoda, LLC, Los Lunas, NM

Ray Schneider

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Windsor, CT

Paul Boneham

Jacobsen Analytics Ltd., Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, UK

John Lehner

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY

Aram Hakobyan

Dominion, Richmond, VA

E. T. Burns

ERIN Engineering & Research, Inc., Campbell, CA

David Bradley

SAIC, McLean, VA

Jason Petti

Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM

Paper No. ICONE20-POWER2012-54350, pp. 103-110; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/ICONE20-POWER2012-54350
From:
  • 2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference
  • Volume 4: Codes, Standards, Licensing, and Regulatory Issues; Fuel Cycle, Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Coupled Codes; Instrumentation and Controls; Fuels and Combustion, Materials Handling, Emissions; Advanced Energy Systems and Renewables (Wind, Solar, Geothermal); Performance Testing and Performance Test Codes
  • Anaheim, California, USA, July 30–August 3, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division, Power Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4498-4
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME

abstract

The process of creating a standard is a very challenging exercise. This is particularly true when the standard has to be sufficiently flexible so as to accommodate a wide range of tools, methods and user (both national and international) needs, while simultaneously ensuring the requirements are sufficiently clear such that they can be implemented consistently and produce a product that is expected to provide acceptable predictions of plant risk. This paper provides an overview of the Level 2 PRA standard, its philosophical construction, and the integration and inter-relationship of the standard with the existing Level 1/LERF PRA standard and the proposed Level 3 PRA standard.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME
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