Human and organisational factors in the reliability of non-destructive testing (NDT)

Leena Norros

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Abstract

Non-destructive testing used in in-service inspections can be seen as a complicated activity system including three mutually related sub-activities: · definition of inspection programs and necessary resources, · carrying out diagnostic inspections, and · interpretation of the results from the view of plant safety and corrective measures. Various studies to investigate and measure the NDT performance have produced disappointing result. No clear correlations between single human factors and performance have been identified even though general agreement exists concerning the significance of human factors to the reliability of testing ([NUREG/CR-4600 1986, Koutaniemi et al. 1988, Dahlgren & Skånberg 1993, PISC III 1994, 1995). Another incentive for our studies has been to test and evaluate the applicability of the international results in the Finnish circumstances. Three successive studies have thus been carried out on the human and organisational factors in non-destructive testing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants
Subtitle of host publicationSynthesis of achievements 1995-1998
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages271-280
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5264-4
ISBN (Print)951-38-5263-6
Publication statusPublished - 1998
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventRATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants: Synthesis of achievements 1995−1998 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 7 Dec 19987 Dec 1998

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium
Number190
ISSN0357-9387

Conference

ConferenceRATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period7/12/987/12/98

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    Norros, L. (1998). Human and organisational factors in the reliability of non-destructive testing (NDT). In RATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants: Synthesis of achievements 1995-1998 (pp. 271-280). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 190 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/symposiums/1998/S190.pdf