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The satisfactory application of probabilistic safety assessment methods calls for validated distributions of input parameters. Such distributions are functions of the applied NDE method, the character and location of the defects, and the nature of the component under examination.
The PISC database could be used to evaluate the probabilities of both non-detection and incorrect evaluation with respect to the PISC assemblies, and to suggest potential correlations of flaw parameters, component types, and inspection methods as functions of these probabilities of non-detection and incorrect evaluation. This paper highlights some examples based upon the results of the PISC III exercise.

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Authors: BIETH M, JRC Petten (NL);CRUTZEN S, JRC Petten (NL);LEMAITRE P, JRC Petten (NL);MCALLISTER S, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 14th International Conference on NDE in the Nuclear and Pressure Vessel Industries, Stockholm (SE), September 24-26, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40790 ORA
Record Number: 199711117 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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