Topic: Recent Developments in U.S. Risk-informed Applications
Overview: Recent U.S. Nuclear industry initiatives aimed at enhanced operational efficiency, particularly “Delivering the Nuclear Promise” (DNP), have resulted in an increased focus on implementing risk informed programmes and processes.
Several of these, including Risk Informed Engineering Programmes (aka 10CFR50.69), Risk Informed Completion Times (RICT) for extending allowed outage times for safety related equipment and others, provide nuclear plant operators, once the programmes are approved, with increased ability to risk inform their operations without requesting approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for each change.
As a result, both NRC and industry have been focused on how to determine what constitutes a PSA of sufficient technical capability to support these programmes, and how to determine when the PSA results are “good enough”.
Barry Sloane will discuss Jensen Hughes’ experience helping several utility companies obtain NRC approval for implementation of such applications and achieving the right balance between PSA numbers and other important non-PRA attributes of a Risk-Informed process.
Barry Sloane is a Senior Consultant at Jensen Hughes and Director of their Power Services Group Risk Informed Services Co-Sourcing Department. He has over 37 years’ experience serving the commercial nuclear power industry, 33 years of which have been focused in risk assessment, risk management, reliability, and related areas.
He has been involved in the development and updating of PSA standards and self-assessment guidance since 2000 and chairs the ASME/ANS Joint Committee on Nuclear Risk Management’s Subcommittee on PSA Standards Development. He has experience in internal events and seismic PSA and is currently one of the Jensen Hughes leads for development and implementation of 10CFR50.69 (Risk Informed Engineering Programmes) and Risk Managed Technical Specifications for their clients.
Further information and booking details for the CRA Risk Forum which will be held on 26th and 27th September 2018 at The Cranage Estate, Holmes Chapel Cheshire CW4 8EW UK can be found on our Risk Forum registration page.