Qinshan phase III is the only CANDU nuclear power plant (NPP) in China, which has two 728MW units, and starts commercial operation on Dec. 31st, 2002 and July 24th, 2003 respectively. According to the Periodic Safety Review of Nuclear Power Plants (NS-G-2.10) issued by IAEA in 2003 and the corresponding Chinese edition HAD103/11 issued by NNSA in 2006, the first PSR of Qinshan III should be carried out in 2012 and 2013 after 10 years of commercial operation. Comprehensive assessment of plant safety is a complex task and is facilitated by dividing it into a number of factors. The equipment qualification (EQ) factor is an important one of them. In this paper, the equipment qualification safety factor review of PSR is carried out for Qinshan III. Firstly, the project background is described. Then objectives, scopes and main review elements of EQ factor review are summarized. Also, the EQ factor review process is emphasized. Finally, the project team and outcome of EQ factor review are given.

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