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Knowledge and Experience Sharing Workshops

Level 1 Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants

Vienna, August 2010

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The materials below were produced from workshop on the following subjects:


  • Overview of the Agenda and Objectives of the Workshop
  • Overview of PSA Scope and Tasks
  • Initiating Events Analysis
  • Accident Sequence Analysis
  • Human Reliability Analysis in PSA
  • Systems Analysis and Fault Tree Development
  • RISKSPECTRUM Computer Code – Overview of the Functions and Interface
  • Human reliability analysis - general recommendations and examples of application
  • CCF Data analysis for psa projects
  • Analysis of Dependencies Quantification of the results
  • Uncertainty, Sensitivity and importance Analysis
  • Classification of Hazards, Overview of Approaches, Screening Analysis
  • Low Power and Shutdown PSA (LSPSA)
  • Bounding Analysis for External Hazards
  • Detailed Assessment for External Hazards
  • Overview of a Fire and Flood PSA Overview of IAEA Safety Guides and Other Documents on PSA

Workshop available on DVD upon request.

Target group: Staff of utilities, nuclear power plants, regulatory authorities, and support organizations with little or no experience in PSA development, however some of the PSA application subjects might be interesting even for those that have already basic PSA knowledge.
Media: 9 DVDs with Video-Synchronized Power Point Presentations


The information contained in these video lectures cannot be changed or modified in any way and should serve only the purpose of promoting exchange of experience, knowledge dissemination and training in nuclear safety. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of the IAEA or the governments of IAEA Member States and as such is not an official record. The IAEA makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information. Neither does it warrant that use of the information is free of any claims of copyright infringement. The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by the IAEA as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of the IAEA

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