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This report presents the principal results of work carried out in 1993-96 by the benchmark qualification group launched by the Commission of the European Communities (working group on reactor safety). The previous report (EUR 16246) was a comparison of European practices for the qualification of electrical and instrumentation and control equipment. Rather than attempting to harmonize those practices, the group worked out a guideline for their evaluation where the qualification for harsh environment within design basis was the main consideration. The evaluation methodology is presented in the form of 13 rules (by reference to expert systems rules). Moreover, 6 recommendations express the benchmark qualification group's general conclusions; for example: 'Test sequences should therefore not be sources for concern for the acceptance of qualification files between the European countries'. An appendix discusses the seismic qualification using sinusoidal excitation. The guidelines described in this document help to understand the differences in the European practices (more precisely in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) and evaluate their significance.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17563 EN (1998) 29pp., FS, ECU 7
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-2357-1
Record Number: 199810390 / Last updated on: 1998-03-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en