In order to gain more operational benefits, many nuclear power plants will intend to optimize the generation activity to increase generating capability factor, such as, shortening the refueling schedule by optimize the inspection strategy of relevant to SSCs (structure, system, component) during reactor shutdown. Therefore, this paper will introduce the research on the inspection strategy change based on risk-informed method, and provide detailed discussion on change of the RHR heat exchanger inspection strategy by employed the above mentioned method in one nuclear power plant. The result shows that the optimization of RHR heat exchanger inspection strategy meets all the consideration of the principles in risk-informed decision-making required by RG 1.174 and the optimization proposal is acceptable.

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