The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has initiated a project to establish an international pipe failure data collection and exchange program. This OECD Pipe Failure Data Exchange (OPDE) Project has been established to encourage multilateral co-operation in the collection and analysis of data relating to pipe failure events in commercial nuclear power plants. This paper presents a brief description of the ODPE project objectives and work scope, as well as the Canadian contribution on data validation with respect to development and application of the pipe failure data collection on which OPDE is based.

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