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Safety Databases

The following databases serve to support the related nuclear installation safety programme:

IAEA Databases

Fuel Incident Notification and Analysis System - FINAS

FINAS is an international system jointly managed by the IAEA and the Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD, through which participating countries exchange experience to improve the safety of fuel cycle facilities. The main objective of FINAS is to provide timely feedback on safety related events at fuel cycle facilities (FCF) to help to prevent the occurrence or recurrence of such incidents or accidents.

The systematic sharing of lessons learned from safety events is of prime importance in improving the operational safety of nuclear fuel cycle facilities. For each safety significant event, its description, cause analysis, lessons learned including the implemented corrective actions provide valuable information to organizations professionally involved in the nuclear fuel cycle industry, such as regulators and their technical support, operating organizations, vendor companies such as design firms, engineering contractors, manufacturers, and research establishments working in the fuel cycle field.

FINAS activities include the collection, evaluation and dissemination of event reports. All reports are stored electronically in a database, in textual, numeric and graphic format (including drawings and photos).

Type of Database: Full-text/Image
Subject Keywords: Event, Incident, Report, Safety, Fuel Cycle Facility
Status: Operational
1st year of operation: 2008
Frequency of Update: Continuously
Availability: IAEA Staff (Restricted)/FINAS National Coordinators and designated users nominated by the national coordinators.

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Web Based Incident Reporting System - WB IRS

The International Reporting System for Operating Experience (IRS) is an international system jointly operated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/NEA), through which thirty-one participating countries exchange experience to improve the safety of nuclear power plants by submitting event reports on unusual events considered important for safety.

The information exchanged is of a textual, numerical and graphic nature (diagrams and photos). The Web Based Incident Reporting System is a system for the preparation, storage, dissemination, searching and retrieval of event reports submitted by participants in the IRS. In 2006 the Web Based Incident Reporting System (WB IRS) replaced the former Advanced Incident Reporting System (AIRS).

Type of Database: Full-text/Image
Subject Keywords: Event, Incident, Report, Safety
Status: Operational
1st year of operation: 2006
Frequency of Update: Daily
Availability (Restricted): IAEA Staff, IRS National Coordinators, NPPs, Utilities, TSOs

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Incident Reporting System for Research Reactors - IRSRR

The IAEA has included in its current programme on research reactor safety an Incident Reporting System for Research Reactors (IRSRR) with the objective to improve the safety of research reactors through the exchange of safety-related information on unusual events.

The systematic collection and evaluation of operational experience with unusual events is a very useful way to improve operational safety. Proper analysis of unusual events can identify root causes and provide valuable lessons to be learned by, for example, reactor operators, reactor designers, regulators, etc.

The Incident Reporting System for Research Reactors collect, maintain and disseminate reports on unusual events which are received from Member States of the IAEA participating in the system (this could include reports on unusual events that occurred before the IRSRR came into effect). All reports are stored in a database available for IAEA Member States which join IRSRR. IRSRR includes information of a textual, numerical and graphic nature (drawings and photos).

Type of Database: Full-text/Image
Subject Keywords: Event, Incident, Report, Safety, Research Reactors
Status: Operational
1st year of operation: 2001
Frequency of Update: Daily
Location: Windows NT Server
DBMS: Server
Availability: IAEA Staff (Restricted)/IRSRR National and Local Coordinators

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Generic Safety Issues for Light Water Reactor (LWR) NPPs

The database includes generic safety issues for LWR nuclear power plants and measures for their resolution. The information is organized by safety issues.

The database is available to regulators, scientific/technical support organizations and utilities in Member States and international organizations.

Type of Database: Directory
Subject Keywords: LWR, Safety
Status: Operational
1st year of operation: 1998
Frequency of Update: Continuously
Location: Windows NT Server
DBMS: MS SQL Server
Availability: IAEA Staff/IAEA Member States on request

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OSART Mission Results - OSMIR

OSMIR is an acronym for OSART (Operational Safety Review Team) Mission Results. This database is a compilation of recommendations, suggestions and good practices from OSART mission reports, and covers all missions from January 1991 to the most recent mission for which an official report has been published.

OSMIR has been offered to nuclear power plants, utilities, regulators, research institutes and organizations directly involved in the fuel cycle, as a source of information that can help strengthen nuclear safety performance; endorsement by Member States may be requested in certain cases.

Use of this information by others or for other purposes may be inconsistent with the purpose of this database. Therefore, it is requested that organizations that receive this database limit its use within their own organization and implement the necessary measures to prevent dissemination beyond its boundaries.

The OSMIR database is updated continuously and, as of October 2014, contains the results of 118 OSART missions and 96 follow-up visits carried out from 1991 to 2014. Many copies of this database have been requested by and provided to Member States.

Type of Database: Directory
Subject Keywords: Mission, Safety
Status: Operational
1st year of operation: 1995
Frequency of Update: Continuously
Location: PC
DBMS: MS Access
Availability: IAEA Staff/ Member States (Restricted)
OSART Good Practices: extracted from recent OSART mission results

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Safety Issues for WWER and RBMK Type Reactors

The WWER and RBMK database includes findings and recommendations of the IAEA on the safety of WWER 440/230, WWER 440/213, WWER - 1000 and RBMK types of reactors. The information is organized by safety issues.

The database is distributed to national liaison officers in the Member States and international organizations.

Type of Database: Directory
Subject Keywords: Reactor, Safety
Status: Operational
1st year of operation: 1993
Frequency of Update: Continuously
Location: PC
DBMS: MS Access
Availability: IAEA Staff (Restricted)

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| Last update: Tuesday, December 09, 2014.