Reliability and Probabilistic Safety Assessment in Multi Unit Nuclear Power Plants

Reliability and Probabilistic Safety Assessment in Multi Unit Nuclear Power Plants
Author: C. Senthil Kumar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2021-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780128193921
ISBN 13: 0128193921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability and Probabilistic Safety Assessment in Multi Unit Nuclear Power Plants Book Review:

Reliability and Probabilistic Safety Assessment in Multi-Unit Nuclear Power Plants presents a comprehensive framework to integrate the risk contributions from single and multi-unit Nuclear Power Plants and aggregate the risks that may arise due to applicable hazards and operating states. The book combines the key features of multi-unit risk assessment in this one resource, reviewing the practices adopted in various countries around the globe to exemplify the dependencies between units on a site. These dependencies include multi-unit interactions, environmental stresses, the sharing of systems, and the sharing of human resource in a control room, factors which can all introduce an increase potential for heightened accident conditions. This book helps the reader to systematically identify events and evaluation techniques of possible accident outcomes within multi-units. It serves as a ready reference for PSA analysts in identifying a suitable site and the sharing of resources, while carrying out multi-unit risk assessments to ensure the safety of the public and the environment. This book will also be valuable for nuclear researchers, designers and regulators of nuclear power plants, nuclear regulatory agencies, PSA engineers and practising safety professionals. The first reference book to provide a framework for nuclear and PSA researchers and professionals to guide them through the design and operation of multi-unit risk assessments Reviews practices adopted in various regions around the globe to analyse dependencies between units Includes modelling techniques of inter-connections and shared resources, as well as risk aggregation

Technical Approach to Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Multiple Reactor Units

Technical Approach to Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Multiple Reactor Units
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: International Atomic Energy Agency
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 9789201026187
ISBN 13: 9201026188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Approach to Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Multiple Reactor Units Book Review:

The technical approach described in this publication builds on the use of a single unit probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) and identifies considerations that are needed from the multi-unit perspective. This is the first attempt to expand the current PSA process to take account of multi-unit issues, and has been done by distilling lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident and other multi-unit events, and by reviewing previous PSAs and supporting research that have addressed the risks of multi-unit accidents. The publication provides a roadmap and methodology for performing a multi-unit PSA, proposes a set of site level risk metrics, and presents examples of approaches to resolve specific issues.

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U S Nuclear Plants

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U S  Nuclear Plants
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants,National Research Council,Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board,Division on Earth and Life Studies
Publsiher: National Academy Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2014-10-29
ISBN 10: 9780309272537
ISBN 13: 030927253X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U S Nuclear Plants Book Review:

The March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami sparked a humanitarian disaster in northeastern Japan. They were responsible for more than 15,900 deaths and 2,600 missing persons as well as physical infrastructure damages exceeding $200 billion. The earthquake and tsunami also initiated a severe nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Three of the six reactors at the plant sustained severe core damage and released hydrogen and radioactive materials. Explosion of the released hydrogen damaged three reactor buildings and impeded onsite emergency response efforts. The accident prompted widespread evacuations of local populations, large economic losses, and the eventual shutdown of all nuclear power plants in Japan. "Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants" is a study of the Fukushima Daiichi accident. This report examines the causes of the crisis, the performance of safety systems at the plant, and the responses of its operators following the earthquake and tsunami. The report then considers the lessons that can be learned and their implications for U.S. safety and storage of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste, commercial nuclear reactor safety and security regulations, and design improvements. "Lessons Learned" makes recommendations to improve plant systems, resources, and operator training to enable effective ad hoc responses to severe accidents. This report's recommendations to incorporate modern risk concepts into safety regulations and improve the nuclear safety culture will help the industry prepare for events that could challenge the design of plant structures and lead to a loss of critical safety functions. In providing a broad-scope, high-level examination of the accident, "Lessons Learned" is meant to complement earlier evaluations by industry and regulators. This in-depth review will be an essential resource for the nuclear power industry, policy makers, and anyone interested in the state of U.S. preparedness and response in the face of crisis situations.

Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems

Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems
Author: John C. Lee,Norman J. McCormick
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2012-01-12
ISBN 10: 1118043456
ISBN 13: 9781118043455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems Book Review:

The book has been developed in conjunction with NERS 462, a course offered every year to seniors and graduate students in the University of Michigan NERS program. The first half of the book covers the principles of risk analysis, the techniques used to develop and update a reliability data base, the reliability of multi-component systems, Markov methods used to analyze the unavailability of systems with repairs, fault trees and event trees used in probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs), and failure modes of systems. All of this material is general enough that it could be used in non-nuclear applications, although there is an emphasis placed on the analysis of nuclear systems. The second half of the book covers the safety analysis of nuclear energy systems, an analysis of major accidents and incidents that occurred in commercial nuclear plants, applications of PRA techniques to the safety analysis of nuclear power plants (focusing on a major PRA study for five nuclear power plants), practical PRA examples, and emerging techniques in the structure of dynamic event trees and fault trees that can provide a more realistic representation of complex sequences of events. The book concludes with a discussion on passive safety features of advanced nuclear energy systems under development and approaches taken for risk-informed regulations for nuclear plants.

Fault Tree Handbook

Fault Tree Handbook
Author: W. E. Vesely,F. F. Goldberg,U.s. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-06-12
ISBN 10: 9781500178208
ISBN 13: 1500178209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Since 1975, a short course entitled "System Safety and Reliability Analysis" has been presented to over 200 NRC personnel and contractors.

Probabilistic Safety Assessment of WWER440 Reactors

Probabilistic Safety Assessment of WWER440 Reactors
Author: Zoltan Kovacs
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2014-10-08
ISBN 10: 3319085484
ISBN 13: 9783319085487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probabilistic Safety Assessment of WWER440 Reactors Book Review:

The aim of this book is to summarize probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) of nuclear power plants with WWER440 reactors and demonstrate that the plants are safe enough for producing energy even in light of the Fukushima accident. The book examines level 1 and 2 full power, low power and shutdown PSA, and summarizes the author’s experience gained during the last 35 years in this area. It provides useful examples taken from PSA training courses the author has lectured and organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Such training courses were organised in Argonne National Laboratory (Chicago, IL, USA), Abdus Salaam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy), Malaysia, Vietnam and Jordan to support experts from developing countries. The role of PSA for the plants is an estimation of the risks in absolute terms and in comparison with other risks of the technical and the natural world. Plant-specific PSAs are being prepared for the plants and being applied for detection of weaknesses, design improvement and backfitting, incident analysis, accident management, emergency preparedness, prioritization of research and development and to support the regulatory activities. There are three levels of PSA, being performed for full power and low power operation and shutdown operating modes of the plants: level 1, 2 and 3 PSA. The nuclear regulatory authorities do not require the level 3 PSA for the plants in the member countries of the European Union. This means that only a limited number of NPPs in Europe have the level 3 PSA available. However, in the light of the Fukushima accident the performance of such analyses is strongly recommended in the future. This book is intended for professionals working in the nuclear industry, researchers and students interested in safety of operational plants.

Earthquakes

Earthquakes
Author: Taher Zouaghi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN 10: 953512885X
ISBN 13: 9789535128854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquakes Book Review:

This book is devoted to diverse aspects of earthquake researches, especially to new achievements in seismicity that involves geosciences, assessment, and mitigation. Chapters contain advanced materials of detailed engineering investigations, which can help more clearly appreciate, predict, and manage different earthquake processes. Different research themes for diverse areas in the world are developed here, highlighting new methods of studies that lead to new results and models, which could be helpful for the earthquake risk. The presented and developed themes mainly concern wave's characterization and decomposition, recent seismic activity, assessment-mitigation, and engineering techniques. The book provides the state of the art on recent progress in earthquake engineering and management. The obtained results show a scientific progress that has an international scope and, consequently, should open perspectives to other still unresolved interesting aspects.

Earthquakes Tsunamis and Nuclear Risks

Earthquakes  Tsunamis and Nuclear Risks
Author: Katsuhiro Kamae
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 4431558225
ISBN 13: 9784431558224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book covers seismic probabilistic risk assessment (S-PRA) and related studies which have become more important to increase the safety of nuclear facilities against earthquakes and tsunamis in the face of the many uncertainties after the Fukushima accident. The topics are (1) Active faults and active tectonics important for seismic hazard assessment of nuclear facilities,(2) Seismic source modeling and simulation and modeling techniques indispensable for strong ground motion prediction, and (3) PRA with external hazard and risk communication. The Fukushima accident has showed us the limitations of the deterministic evaluation approach to external events (an earthquake and tsunami) in which there are many uncertainties. Furthermore, public anxiety regarding nuclear safety because of an unexpected threat caused by an earthquake or tsunami is growing. The current policy on the estimation of the design basis of ground motion as well as tsunami height still has not been improved following the Fukushima accident. In particular, the risk concept in a nuclear system regarding seismic motion and a tsunami beyond the design basis is indispensable. Therefore, research and development for PRA enhancing nuclear safety are being actively pursued not only in Japan but also worldwide. This book provides an opportunity for readers to consider the future direction of nuclear safety vis-à-vis natural disasters.

Federal Register

Federal Register
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32437123241305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management

Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management
Author: Cornelia Spitzer,Ulrich Schmocker,Vinh N. Dang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 3728
Release: 2014-01-04
ISBN 10: 0857294105
ISBN 13: 9780857294104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Book Review:

A collection of papers presented at the PSAM 7 – ESREL ’04 conference in June 2004, reflecting a wide variety of disciplines, such as principles and theory of reliability and risk analysis, systems modelling and simulation, consequence assessment, human and organisational factors, structural reliability methods, software reliability and safety, insights and lessons from risk studies and management/decision making. This volume covers both well-established practices and open issues in these fields, identifying areas where maturity has been reached and those where more development is needed.

The Fukushima Daiichi Accident

The Fukushima Daiichi Accident
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1258
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9789201070159
ISBN 13: 9201070152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fukushima Daiichi Accident Book Review:

The Fukushima Daiichi Accident consists of a Report by the IAEA Director General and five technical volumes. It is the result of an extensive international collaborative effort involving five working groups with about 180 experts from 42 Member States with and without nuclear power programmes and several international bodies. It provides a description of the accident and its causes, evolution and consequences, based on the evaluation of data and information from a large number of sources available at the time of writing. The Fukushima Daiichi Accident will be of use to national authorities, international organizations, nuclear regulatory bodies, nuclear power plant operating organizations, designers of nuclear facilities and other experts in matters relating to nuclear power, as well as the wider public. The set contains six printed parts and five supplementary CD-ROMs.

Advances in System Reliability Engineering

Advances in System Reliability Engineering
Author: Mangey Ram,J. Paulo Davim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2018-11-24
ISBN 10: 0128162724
ISBN 13: 9780128162729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in System Reliability Engineering Book Review:

Recent Advances in System Reliability Engineering describes and evaluates the latest tools, techniques, strategies, and methods in this topic for a variety of applications. Special emphasis is put on simulation and modelling technology which is growing in influence in industry, and presents challenges as well as opportunities to reliability and systems engineers. Several manufacturing engineering applications are addressed, making this a particularly valuable reference for readers in that sector. Contains comprehensive discussions on state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and strategies from industry Connects the latest academic research to applications in industry including system reliability, safety assessment, and preventive maintenance Gives an in-depth analysis of the benefits and applications of modelling and simulation to reliability

Reliability Safety and Hazard Assessment for Risk Based Technologies

Reliability  Safety and Hazard Assessment for Risk Based Technologies
Author: Prabhakar V. Varde,Raghu V. Prakash,Gopika Vinod
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1015
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 9811390088
ISBN 13: 9789811390081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability Safety and Hazard Assessment for Risk Based Technologies Book Review:

This volume presents selected papers from the International Conference on Reliability, Safety, and Hazard. It presents the latest developments in reliability engineering and probabilistic safety assessment, and brings together contributions from a diverse international community and covers all aspects of safety, reliability, and hazard assessment across a host of interdisciplinary applications. This book will be of interest to researchers in both academia and the industry.

Safety and Reliability Safe Societies in a Changing World

Safety and Reliability     Safe Societies in a Changing World
Author: Stein Haugen,Anne Barros,Coen van Gulijk,Trond Kongsvik,Jan Erik Vinnem
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3202
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN 10: 1351174649
ISBN 13: 9781351174640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Reliability Safe Societies in a Changing World Book Review:

Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World collects the papers presented at the 28th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018 in Trondheim, Norway, June 17-21, 2018. The contributions cover a wide range of methodologies and application areas for safety and reliability that contribute to safe societies in a changing world. These methodologies and applications include: - foundations of risk and reliability assessment and management - mathematical methods in reliability and safety - risk assessment - risk management - system reliability - uncertainty analysis - digitalization and big data - prognostics and system health management - occupational safety - accident and incident modeling - maintenance modeling and applications - simulation for safety and reliability analysis - dynamic risk and barrier management - organizational factors and safety culture - human factors and human reliability - resilience engineering - structural reliability - natural hazards - security - economic analysis in risk management Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World will be invaluable to academics and professionals working in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors: offshore oil and gas, nuclear engineering, aeronautics and aerospace, marine transport and engineering, railways, road transport, automotive engineering, civil engineering, critical infrastructures, electrical and electronic engineering, energy production and distribution, environmental engineering, information technology and telecommunications, insurance and finance, manufacturing, marine transport, mechanical engineering, security and protection, and policy making.

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis

Safety  Reliability and Risk Analysis
Author: R.D.J.M. Steenbergen,P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder,S. Miraglia,A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2013-09-18
ISBN 10: 1315815591
ISBN 13: 9781315815596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis Book Review:

During the last decade there have been increasing societal concerns over sustainable developments focusing on the conservation of the environment, the welfare and safety of the individual and at the same time the optimal allocation of available natural and financial resources. As a consequence the methods of risk and reliability analysis are becomi

Implications of Probabilistic Risk Assessment

Implications of Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Author: M. C. Cullingford,John Gittus,S. M. Shah
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 766
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105030454453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems

Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems
Author: Luca Podofillini,Bruno Sudret,Bozidar Stojadinovic,Enrico Zio,Wolfgang Kröger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN 10: 1315648415
ISBN 13: 9781315648415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems Book Review:

Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems contains the Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015, held 7-10 September 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. It includes about 570 papers accepted for presentation at the conference. These contributions focus on theories and methods in the area of risk, safety and

Reliability and Safety Engineering

Reliability and Safety Engineering
Author: Ajit Kumar Verma,Srividya Ajit,Durga Rao Karanki
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 571
Release: 2015-09-28
ISBN 10: 1447162692
ISBN 13: 9781447162698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability and Safety Engineering Book Review:

Reliability and safety are core issues that must be addressed throughout the life cycle of engineering systems. Reliability and Safety Engineering presents an overview of the basic concepts, together with simple and practical illustrations. The authors present reliability terminology in various engineering fields, viz., electronics engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and power systems engineering. The book describes the latest applications in the area of probabilistic safety assessment, such as technical specification optimization, risk monitoring and risk informed in-service inspection. Reliability and safety studies must, inevitably, deal with uncertainty, so the book includes uncertainty propagation methods: Monte Carlo simulation, fuzzy arithmetic, Dempster-Shafer theory and probability bounds. Reliability and Safety Engineering also highlights advances in system reliability and safety assessment including dynamic system modeling and uncertainty management. Case studies from typical nuclear power plants as well as from structural, software and electronic systems are also discussed. Reliability and Safety Engineering combines discussions of the existing literature on basic concepts and applications with state-of-the-art methods used in reliability and risk assessment of engineering systems. It is designed to assist practicing engineers, students and researchers in the areas of reliability engineering and risk analysis.

Energy Research Abstracts

Energy Research Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:30000006283679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Severe Accidents in Nuclear Power Plants

Severe Accidents in Nuclear Power Plants
Author: Nuclear Energy Agency,OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. Senior Group of Experts on Severe Accidents
Publsiher: Nuclear Energy Agency, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; [Washington, D.C. : OECD Publications and Information Centre
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011739136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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