The cost-effective reduction of occupational radiation dose (ORD) at a nuclear power plant could not be achieved without going through an extensive analysis of accumulated ORD data of existing plants. Through the data analysis, it is required to identify what are the jobs of repetitive high ORD at the nuclear power plant. In this study, Percentile Rank Sum Method (PRSM) is proposed to identify repetitive high ORD jobs, which is based on non-parametric statistical theory. As a case study, the method is applied to ORD data of maintenance and repair jobs at Kori units 3 and 4 that are pressurized water reactors with 950 MWe capacity and have been operated since 1986 and 1987, respectively in Korea. The results was verified and validated, and PRSM has been demonstrated to be an efficient method of analyzing the data.
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Use of Percentile Rank Sum Method in Identifying Repetitive High Occupational Radiation Dose Jobs in a Nuclear Power Plant
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Cho, YH, Ko, H, Kim, S, Kang, CS, Moon, JH, & Kim, KD. "Use of Percentile Rank Sum Method in Identifying Repetitive High Occupational Radiation Dose Jobs in a Nuclear Power Plant." Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 2. Arlington, Virginia, USA. April 25–29, 2004. pp. 133-142. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE12-49370
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