In the last two decades great efforts have been made in the field of nuclear safety. The condition in which a nuclear power plant might be in during or after a hypothetical severe accident, cannot be predicted with certainly. It therefore exists worldwide an overwhelming need for well prepared emergency operating procedures, guidance documents, reliable information, alarm display and operator guidance systems, as well as for analytical and predictive tools assisting the operating, staff during or after such an unlikely event. This need is described and discussed in detail in this state of the art report. After outlining the historical development of Accident Management, this report describes operators needs and requirements for computerized procedures and analytic codes, gives an overview of present operator decision support tools, and reviews the research actually underway in this field. Conclusions are drawn and recommendations made for future research.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16925 EN (1996) 388pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from NFS Programme Office, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199610908 / Last updated on: 1996-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en