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Evaluation of alternative approaches for assessment of safety performance indicators for nuclear power plants

Objective

The objectives of the proposed Concerted Action (CA) project are:
1. To review the state-of-the art and the existing approaches to collection and reporting of safety Performance Indicators (PIs);
2. To Identify strengths and deficiencies of the existing practices in various countries;
3. To identify best practices relative to the needs of the regulators and the utility organisations;
4. To formulate the relationship between safety inspection and performance monitoring, as manifested the information obtained from Pis;
5. To identify future research needs as related to incorporation of the risk impact of organizational aspects on nuclear plant safety performance;
6. To develop a list of candidate methods and recommendations for future development and implementation guidelines.

The CA will look at the development of methods including quantitative indicators to help maintain and improve safety of NPPs. It will also be seeking methods that can be used in a risk-based system and environment, and it will exploit PSA techniques for the development and use of meaningful Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs). The CA activity includes participation from regulatories and operators; therefore, it is expected that the proposed CA action will stimulate and enhance the process of identifying best practices in the field of traditional SPIs, commensurate with specific needs of regulatory authorities and utilities, towards risk-based safety performance indicators, including the development of candidate methods and recommendations for future developments, and preparation of relevant implementation guidelines. The CA activity is expected to facilitate the transition to risk-informed and performance-based regulations in Europe.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koeln
Germany

Participants (10)

CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
Spain
Address
11,Justo Dorado 11
28040 Madrid
ERI CONSULTING, KHATIB, ATTENHOFFER & CO.
Switzerland
Address
Grundstrasse 6
6343 Rotkreuz
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
Address
Rose Court, Southwark Bridge 2
SE1 9HS London
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Address

92265 Fontenay Aux Roses
NORDOSTSCHWEIZERISCHE KRAFTWERKE AG
Switzerland
Address
Beznau
5312 Doettingen
NUCLEAR REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Slovakia
Address
Bajkalska 27
820 07 Bratislava
SWEDISH NUCLEAR POWER INSPECTORATE
Sweden
Address
Klarabergsviadukten 90
106 58 Stockholm
SWEDPOWER AB
Sweden
Address
Jaemtlandsgatan 99
162 16 Stockholm
SWISS FEDERAL NUCLEAR SAFETY INSPECTORATE
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
VEIKII INSTITUTE FOR ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH CO.
Hungary
Address
Gellérthegy U. 17
1016 Budapest