An international benchmark on safety review practices at nuclear power plants

Björn Wahlström, Jari Kettunen

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Abstract

A benchmarking exercise on safety review practices at nuclear power plants in Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom has been carried out. In the exercise a comparison was made between documented practices at the Forsmark, Hinkley Point A and Olkiluoto nuclear power plants. In addition a total of 28 persons at FKA, Magnox and TVO were interviewed on their views on the efficiency of the plant modification processes in the later half of 1997. One specific example of a plant modification was selected from each of the nuclear power plant sites to provide a basis for the comparison. The report gives an account of the methodology used, a description of the plant modification projects, impressions from the interviews, potential problem areas and suggestions for possible improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages75
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5642-9
ISBN (Print)951-38-5638-0
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes
Number2015
ISSN1235-0605

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Keywords

  • nuclear power plants
  • benchmarking
  • plant modification
  • safety assessments
  • safety practices

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Wahlström, B., & Kettunen, J. (2000). An international benchmark on safety review practices at nuclear power plants. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, No. 2015