Nuclear Power Probabilistic Risk Assessment (0809-nuclear-pra)

Venue: Hyatt Regency Chicago

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 25, 2009 End Date/Time: Aug 26, 2009
Early Registration Date: Aug 14, 2009
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This course introduces PRA history, development and nuclear risk assessment in nuclear power applications. It is designed for those who use PRA results, need to understand PRA uses, methods, and issues, but who don't directly develop PRA themselves. The course will give attendees a solid understanding of the history behind PRA, reasons for developing PRA, how they are constructed, their assumptions and limits, types of applications, methods of development and issues that remain to be resolved with their use in nuclear power applications. Attendees will look at many aspects of PRA, including event tree families, develop a simple PRA, and look at complete analysis to review the details of complexity and PRA limitations. The course will cover PRA types, various initiating events, event sequences, top events, deterministic reviews and risk-informed analysis, with nuclear industry application formulation of PRA. It will also review the current ANS/ASME joint PRA risk-informed methods positions. Although presentation will be from the perspective of PRA use in designing facilities, the course will discuss operational uses, too. We will discuss new plant applications, developing new plant Reliability Assurance Plans with PRA, and outstanding PRA design issues, including digital controls, equipment upgrades, level of details required and other legacy plant applications.


151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Additional Information

The Early Bird price for this conference is USD $1,195.00. After August 14, 2009 the price will be USD $1,395.00.