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Monitoring the effectiveness of maintenance programs through the use of performance indicators

Funded under: FP6-JRC

Abstract

This Report summarizes the results of a research carried out in the year 2006 by the working group on Maintenance Optimisation of the SENUF (Safety of Eastern European type Nuclear Facilities) network. The research was focused on the development of performance indicators that can be used by SENUF Nuclear Power Plants for the evaluation of maintenance effectiveness. As an outcome of the research, some quantitative indicators have been selected and a maintenance performance monitoring framework has been proposed. A large amount of literature was analysed to establish the background on which the framework for the maintenance performance indicators was developed. The status of the application of maintenance performance indicators was analysed based on the information accumulated in the TSSTP Unit/EU-JRC/IE; in particular the response from the SENUF members to the questionnaire distributed among the SENUF partners on the maintenance practices at their nuclear power plants in the year 2005. Other sources of information from other Countries with advanced maintenance strategies and advanced systems for maintenance performance evaluation were also thoroughly examined. In particular, the experience of the IAEA in the development of operational safety performance indicators systems, proved very informative. As a result of these studies a set of maintenance related performance indicators was selected and a tentative maintenance performance monitoring system was developed. Recommendations for further steps in the development of a maintenance monitoring system are also provided, based on the experience accumulated in the nuclear and non-nuclear industry.

Additional information

Authors: VAISNYS P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);CONTRI P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);RIEG C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);BIETH M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22602 EN (2006), 68 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-info@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200718941 / Last updated on: 2007-03-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en