Organization and management of the plant safety evaluation of the VVER-440/230 units at Novovoronezh.

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As part of the Soviet-Designed Reactor Safety (SDRS) element of the International Nuclear Safety Program (INSP), the US Department of Energy (US DOE) is funding a plant safety evaluation (PSE) project for the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant (NvNPP). The Novovoronezh PSE Project is a multi-faceted project with participants from sixteen different international organizations from five different countries scattered across eleven time zones. The purpose of this project is to provide a thorough Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA) and Deterministic Safety Analysis (DSA) for Units 3 and 4 of the NvNPP. In addition, this project provides assistance to the operation organizations in ... continued below

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Afshar, C. M.; Pizzica, P.; Puglia, W. J. & Rozin, V. May 13, 1999.

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As part of the Soviet-Designed Reactor Safety (SDRS) element of the International Nuclear Safety Program (INSP), the US Department of Energy (US DOE) is funding a plant safety evaluation (PSE) project for the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant (NvNPP). The Novovoronezh PSE Project is a multi-faceted project with participants from sixteen different international organizations from five different countries scattered across eleven time zones. The purpose of this project is to provide a thorough Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA) and Deterministic Safety Analysis (DSA) for Units 3 and 4 of the NvNPP. In addition, this project provides assistance to the operation organizations in meeting their international commitments in support of safety upgrades, and their regulatory requirements for the conduct of safety analyses. Managing this project is a complex process requiring numerous management tools, constant monitoring, and effective communication skills. Employing management tools to resolve unanticipated problems one of the keys to project success. The overall scope, programmatic context, objectives, project interactions, communications, practical hindrances, and lessons learned from the challenging performance of the PSE project are summarized in this paper.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00011806

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  • International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment -- PSA '99, Washington, DC (US), 08/22/1999--08/25/1999

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  • Report No.: ANL/RA/CP-99021
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11806
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621207

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Afshar, C. M.; Pizzica, P.; Puglia, W. J. & Rozin, V. Organization and management of the plant safety evaluation of the VVER-440/230 units at Novovoronezh., article, May 13, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621207/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.