Final report of MoReMO 2011-2012: Modelling Resilience for Maintenance and Outage

Nadezhda Gotcheva, Pia Oedewald, M H R Eitrheim, C Axelsson, Teemu Reiman, Elina Pietikäinen, Luigi Macchi

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    Abstract

    The project Modelling Resilience for Maintenance and Outage (MoReMO) represents a two-year joint effort by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE, Norway) and Vattenfall (Sweden) to develop and test new approaches for safety management. The overall goal of the project was to present concepts on how resilience can be operationalized and built in a safety critical and socio-technical context. Furthermore, the project also aimed at providing guidance for other organizations that strive to develop and improve their safety performance in a business driven industry. We have applied four approaches in different case studies: Organisational Core Task modelling (OCT), Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM), Efficiency Thoroughness Trade-Off (ETTO) analysis, and Work Practice and Culture Characterisation. During 2011 and 2012 the MoReMO project team has collected data through field observations, interviews, workshops, and document analysis on the work practices and adjustments in maintenance and outage in Nordic NPPs. The project consisted of two sub-studies, one focused on identifying and assessing adjustments and supporting resilient work practices in maintenance activities, while the other focused on handling performance trade-offs in maintenance and outage, as follows: A. Adjustments in maintenance work in Nordic nuclear power plants (VTT and Vattenfall) B. Handling performance trade-offs - the support of adaptive capacities (IFE and Vattenfall) The historical perspective of maintenance and outage management (Chapter 1.1) was provided by Vattenfall. Together, the two sub-studies have provided valuable insights for understanding the rationale behind work practices and adjustments, their effects on resilience, promoting flexibility and balancing between flexibility and reliability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesHelsinki University of Technology: Department of Materials Science and Rock Engineering. Series A
    NumberNKS-279

    Keywords

    • Resilience engineering
    • adjustment
    • work practice
    • maintenance
    • outage
    • field operators
    • organizational core task
    • safety culture
    • trade-offs

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    Gotcheva, N., Oedewald, P., Eitrheim, M. H. R., Axelsson, C., Reiman, T., Pietikäinen, E., & Macchi, L. (2013). Final report of MoReMO 2011-2012: Modelling Resilience for Maintenance and Outage. Helsinki University of Technology: Department of Materials Science and Rock Engineering. Series A, No. NKS-279 http://www.nks.org/en/nks_reports/view_document.htm?id=111010111584479