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Title: A practical approach for implementing risk-based inservice testing of pumps at nuclear power plants

Abstract

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Center for Research and Technology Development`s (CRTD) Research Task Force on Risk-Based Inservice Testing has developed guidelines for risk-based inservice testing (IST) of pumps and valves. These guidelines are intended to help the ASME Operation and Maintenance (OM) Committee to enhance plant safety while focussing appropriate testing resources on critical components. This paper describes a practical approach for implementing those guidelines for pumps at nuclear power plants. The approach, as described in this paper, relies on input, direction, and assistance from several entities such as the ASME Code Committees, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the National Laboratories, as well as industry groups and personnel with applicable expertise. Key parts of the risk-based IST process that are addressed here include: identification of important failure modes, identification of significant failure causes, assessing the effectiveness of testing and maintenance activities, development of alternative testing and maintenance strategies, and assessing the effectiveness of alternative testing strategies with present ASME Code requirements. Finally, the paper suggests a method of implementing this process into the ASME OM Code for pump testing.

Authors:
 [1]; ; ;
  1. Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
402009
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CP-0152; CONF-9607103-
ON: TI96013645; TRN: 96:005268-0043
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4. NRC/ASME symposium on valve and pump testing in nuclear power plants, Washington, DC (United States), 15-18 Jul 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1996]; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 4th NRC/ASME symposium on valve and pump testing; PB: 719 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; WATER PUMPS; IN-SERVICE INSPECTION; RISK ASSESSMENT; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; TESTING

Citation Formats

Hartley, R S, Maret, D, Seniuk, P, and Smith, L. A practical approach for implementing risk-based inservice testing of pumps at nuclear power plants. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Hartley, R S, Maret, D, Seniuk, P, & Smith, L. A practical approach for implementing risk-based inservice testing of pumps at nuclear power plants. United States.
Hartley, R S, Maret, D, Seniuk, P, and Smith, L. Sun . "A practical approach for implementing risk-based inservice testing of pumps at nuclear power plants". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/402009.
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abstractNote = {The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Center for Research and Technology Development`s (CRTD) Research Task Force on Risk-Based Inservice Testing has developed guidelines for risk-based inservice testing (IST) of pumps and valves. These guidelines are intended to help the ASME Operation and Maintenance (OM) Committee to enhance plant safety while focussing appropriate testing resources on critical components. This paper describes a practical approach for implementing those guidelines for pumps at nuclear power plants. The approach, as described in this paper, relies on input, direction, and assistance from several entities such as the ASME Code Committees, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the National Laboratories, as well as industry groups and personnel with applicable expertise. Key parts of the risk-based IST process that are addressed here include: identification of important failure modes, identification of significant failure causes, assessing the effectiveness of testing and maintenance activities, development of alternative testing and maintenance strategies, and assessing the effectiveness of alternative testing strategies with present ASME Code requirements. Finally, the paper suggests a method of implementing this process into the ASME OM Code for pump testing.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
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