Application of PRA for the assessment of defence-in-depth of a nuclear power plant

Jan Erik Holmberg, Ola Bäckström, Markus Porthin, Tero Tyrväinen

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    Abstract

    The fundamental challenge in nuclear power plant (NPP) engineering is to ensure and demonstrate the safety of the NPP, which is a complex sociotechnical system, by considering all types of hazards including rare and extreme conditions, all disciplines and all types of system elements and all life-cycle phases and activities. Deterministic and probabilistic analysis methods must be applied to show the compliance with regulatory requirements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRisk, Reliability and Safety
    Subtitle of host publicationInnovating Theory and Practice
    EditorsLesley Walls, Matthew Revie, Tim Bedford
    PublisherCRC Press
    Pages728-735
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-37498-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-138-02997-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 25 Sep 201629 Sep 2016

    Conference

    Conference26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016
    Abbreviated titleESREL 2016
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityGlasgow
    Period25/09/1629/09/16

    Keywords

    • life cycle
    • nuclear energy
    • nuclear fuels
    • nuclear power plants
    • regulatory compliance
    • reliability
    • reliability theory
    • complex sociotechnical systems
    • defence in depths
    • extreme conditions
    • probabilistic analysis
    • regulatory requirements
    • system elements

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    Holmberg, J. E., Bäckström, O., Porthin, M., & Tyrväinen, T. (2016). Application of PRA for the assessment of defence-in-depth of a nuclear power plant. In L. Walls, M. Revie, & T. Bedford (Eds.), Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice (pp. 728-735). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315374987-110