ASAMPSA2 Project

ASAMPSA2 partners
France: IRSN, CEA, AREVA NP SAS • Germany: GRS, VGB, AREVA NP GMBH • Belgium: TRACTEBEL • Spain: IBERINCO • Finland: VTT, FORTUM, STUK • Hungary: NUBIKI • Italy: RSE SpA, ENEA • Netherlands: NRG • Czech Republic : UJV • United Kingdom: AMEC NNC Ltd • Sweden: FKA, SCANPOWER • Switzerland: PSI, Cazzoli Consulting
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Technical description
1. Concept and Project Objectives Print E-mail

Within the European community responsible for fission reactor safety (plant operators, plant designers, Technical Safety Organizations (TSO), Safety Authorities) a need to develop best practice guidelines for the level 2 PSA methodology was repeatedly expressed, with the aim of both fulfilling the requirements of safety authorities in an efficient way, and also promoting harmonization of practices in European countries in order to use results from level 2 PSAs with a greater confidence...

 

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2. Contribution to the coordination of high quality research Print E-mail

As explained above, in spite of the availability of existing L2 PSA guidelines, the recent comparisons of existing level 2 PSA, performed and discussed in SARNET L2 PSA work packages, but also in CSNI workshops (Koln 2004, Petten 2004, Aix en Provence 2005) have shown that the high differences in practical implementation of level 2 PSAs and integration of probabilistic conclusions into the overall safety assessment of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs).

The main contribution of the project was the reduction of the lack of consistency between existing practices on L2 PSA in European countries...

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3. Quality and effectiveness of the coordination mechanisms and associated work plan Print E-mail

3.1. Overall strategy and general description

The proposed organization of the coordination action is based on two working groups:

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3.2. Timing of work packages and their components

For the simplicity of the coordination action, three main phases are proposed:

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