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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management (PSAM)

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Michael G. Stamatelatos
Michael G. Stamatelatos
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Harold S. Blackman
Harold S. Blackman
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ISBN-10:
0791802442
No. of Pages:
2576
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2006

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have recently issued a joint publication documenting consensus procedures for a state-of-the-art nuclear power plant (NPP) Fire Probabilistic Risk Assessment (FPRA). This consensus methodology has resolved many past fire PRA weaknesses, including those issues identified by the NRC, based on the Individual Plant Examination for External Events (IPEEE) process. The study also identified a number of remaining analytical challenges that were not fully addressed by the new methodology. This paper will discuss these identified analytical challenges where additional research may be...

Summary/Abstract
Introduction
Manual Fire Fighting Analysis
Analysis Of Fire-Induced Spurious Equipment Operations
Event Data Reporting and Analysis
Post-Fire Human Reliability Analysis
Treatment of Administrative Aspects of the Fire Protection Program
Multiple Concurrent Fires and Multiple Concurrent Initiating Events
General Reliability/Unavailability Factors for Fire Protection Systems and Fire Barriers
Pre-Initiator Human Failure Events
Impact of Smoke on Plant Equipment
Summary
Acknowledgments
References
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