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Title: Selecting the seismic HRA approach for Savannah River Plant PRA revision 1

Abstract

The Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) has prepared a level I probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), Rev. 0 of reactor operations for externally-initiated events including seismic events. The SRS PRA, Rev. 0 Seismic HRA received a critical review that expressed skepticism with the approach used for human reliability analysis because it had not been previously used and accepted in other published PRAs. This report provides a review of published probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs), the associated methodology guidance documents, and the psychological literature to identify parameters important to seismic human reliability analysis (HRA). It also describes a recommended approach for use in the Savannah River Site (SRS) PRA. The SRS seismic event PRA performs HRA to account for the contribution of human errors in the accident sequences. The HRA of human actions during and after a seismic event is an area subject to many uncertainties and involves significant analyst judgment. The approach recommended by this report is based on seismic HRA methods and associated issues and concerns identified from the review of these referenced documents that represent the current state-of-the- art knowledge and acceptance in the seismic HRA field.

Authors:
;  [1]; ; ; ;  [2]
  1. eds. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
  2. Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10146138
Report Number(s):
WSRC-OS-93-16
ON: DE94010830; TRN: 94:005016
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 58 GEOSCIENCES; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; SEISMIC EVENTS; DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENTS; HUMAN FACTORS; RISK ASSESSMENT; RELIABILITY; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; 220504; 580000; 550100; DESIGN BASIS AND HYPOTHETICAL ACCIDENTS; GEOSCIENCES; BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY

Citation Formats

Papouchado, K., Salaymeh, J., Wingo, H.E., Benhardt, H.C., van Buijtenen, C.M., and Mitts, T.M.. Selecting the seismic HRA approach for Savannah River Plant PRA revision 1. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/10146138.
Papouchado, K., Salaymeh, J., Wingo, H.E., Benhardt, H.C., van Buijtenen, C.M., & Mitts, T.M.. Selecting the seismic HRA approach for Savannah River Plant PRA revision 1. United States. doi:10.2172/10146138.
Papouchado, K., Salaymeh, J., Wingo, H.E., Benhardt, H.C., van Buijtenen, C.M., and Mitts, T.M.. 1993. "Selecting the seismic HRA approach for Savannah River Plant PRA revision 1". United States. doi:10.2172/10146138. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10146138.
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abstractNote = {The Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) has prepared a level I probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), Rev. 0 of reactor operations for externally-initiated events including seismic events. The SRS PRA, Rev. 0 Seismic HRA received a critical review that expressed skepticism with the approach used for human reliability analysis because it had not been previously used and accepted in other published PRAs. This report provides a review of published probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs), the associated methodology guidance documents, and the psychological literature to identify parameters important to seismic human reliability analysis (HRA). It also describes a recommended approach for use in the Savannah River Site (SRS) PRA. The SRS seismic event PRA performs HRA to account for the contribution of human errors in the accident sequences. The HRA of human actions during and after a seismic event is an area subject to many uncertainties and involves significant analyst judgment. The approach recommended by this report is based on seismic HRA methods and associated issues and concerns identified from the review of these referenced documents that represent the current state-of-the- art knowledge and acceptance in the seismic HRA field.},
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