An accident sequence precursor (ASP) is an initiating event or degraded condition that, when coupled with one or more postulated events, could result in inadequate core cooling or even severe reactor core damage. Through the systematical investigation and evaluation of nuclear power plant (NPP) operating experience, the ASP analysis could provide a comprehensive, risk-informed view of NPP operating experience, a measure for trending core damage risk, a partial validation of the current state of practice in risk assessment, and also a feedback to regulatory activities. This paper firstly gives a brief review on the ASP evaluation process of U.S. and German, and then introduces the current progresses on the establishment of ASP regulatory framework and the development of ASP management platform, which are carrying out by the related nuclear regulation agency in China. Also, this paper gives some insightful discussions on issues such as the ASP application and problems maybe faced.
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Discussion on Application of Accident Sequence Precursor Analysis in China
Hu, J, Zhang, G, Zhang, Y, Zhang, B, & Xiao, Z. "Discussion on Application of Accident Sequence Precursor Analysis in China." Proceedings of the 2017 25th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 4: Nuclear Safety, Security, Non-Proliferation and Cyber Security; Risk Management. Shanghai, China. July 2–6, 2017. V004T06A013. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE25-66579
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