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One step towards maximising the benefits gained from plant operating experience is the establishment of a rigorous scheme which classifies and stores operational data related to equipment failures and/or human errors. The analysis of data thus collected can fall into one of two categories : in depth analysis of individual incidents which are of major significance from the point of view of safety, or trend and pattern analysis of the stored data with the aim of identifying situations that warrant further studies or require particular attention. In order to perform the second type of analyses, various approaches/systems are being used by organisations with interests in the nuclear power domain. A Specialist Meeting was held in Rome from 3rd to 7th April 1989, with the following objectives : - to exchange information on the existing means and criteria of reporting operational data in NEA member countries, and on the tools used for data classification and storage; - to expound on the experience gained in the various techniques adopted for trend and pattern analyses; - to present the results of the analyses and the extent of their implementation; - to exchange information regarding means for further development and improvement of the reporting systems and analysis methods, with respect to trend and pattern analyses; and - to investigate the general application of a similar methodology to other human activities with potential safety implications.

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Authors: AMESZ J (EDITOR), JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12578 EN (1990) 677 pp., FS, ECU 52.50
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Record Number: 199010321 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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