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Abstract

In this paper, the use of PSA (Probabilistic Safety Assessment) for risk management is discussed. Some requirements for living PSA methodology and procedure are presented. It is shown that knowledge-based systems are quite an elegant solution to many of these requirements. The STARS (Software Tools for the Analysis of Reliability and Safety) project, which makes extensive use of knowledge-based systems, is described briefly. Finally, it is shown how the STARS methodology and tools could be applied for supporting a living PSA of a nuclear power plant (NPP) on one hand, and as an aid to the operator for the assessment of RAMS (Reliability-Availability-Maintainability-Safety) objectives and risk management over plant life on the other hand.

Additional information

Authors: BESI A, JRC Ispra (IT);POUCET A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Third Workshop on Living PSA-Application, Hamburg (DE), May 11-12, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36762 ORA
Record Number: 199210966 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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