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Organization and methodology applied to the control of commissioning tests to guarantee safe operation of nuclear units; Organisation et methodologie appliquees au controle des essais de mise en service pour assurer la surete de fonctionnement des tranches electronucleaires

Abstract

This paper describes the activities of the Safety Analysis Department (DAS), which provides technical support for the French safety authorities in the specific context of analysis and control of startup test programme quality at each of the different stages of the programme. These activities combine to ensure that the objective of the startup tests is reached, in particular that the functions of each safety-related system are guaranteed in all operating configurations, that the performance levels of all components in the system comply with design criteria and that defects revealed during previous tests have been dealt with correctly. The special case of French nuclear facilities, linked to unit standardization, has made it possible to acquire a large amount of experience with the startup of the 900 MWe units and has illustrated the importance of defining a startup test programme. In 1981, a working group, comprising operating organization and safety authority representatives, studied the lessons which had to be learned from 900 MWe unit startup and the improvements which could be made and taken into account in the 1300 MWe unit startup programme. To illustrate the approach adopted by the DAS, we go on to describe the lessons learned from startup of  More>>
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1990
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CEA-DAS-756(f); INIS-XA-N-136
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1. regional symposium for Europe and Middle East on the quality management of nuclear power projects, Prague (Czech Republic), 12-16 Nov 1990; Other Information: Also published in English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; FRENCH ORGANIZATIONS; LICENSING REGULATIONS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; REACTOR START-UP; SAFETY ANALYSIS; SAFETY STANDARDS; STANDARDIZATION
OSTI ID:
20646510
Research Organizations:
CEA Centre d'Etudes de Fontenay-aux-Roses, 92 (France). Dept. d'Analyse de Surete
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N1263087588
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
12 pages
Announcement Date:
Nov 17, 2005

Citation Formats

Clausner, J P, and Jorel, M. Organization and methodology applied to the control of commissioning tests to guarantee safe operation of nuclear units; Organisation et methodologie appliquees au controle des essais de mise en service pour assurer la surete de fonctionnement des tranches electronucleaires. IAEA: N. p., 1990. Web.
Clausner, J P, & Jorel, M. Organization and methodology applied to the control of commissioning tests to guarantee safe operation of nuclear units; Organisation et methodologie appliquees au controle des essais de mise en service pour assurer la surete de fonctionnement des tranches electronucleaires. IAEA.
Clausner, J P, and Jorel, M. 1990. "Organization and methodology applied to the control of commissioning tests to guarantee safe operation of nuclear units; Organisation et methodologie appliquees au controle des essais de mise en service pour assurer la surete de fonctionnement des tranches electronucleaires." IAEA.
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title = {Organization and methodology applied to the control of commissioning tests to guarantee safe operation of nuclear units; Organisation et methodologie appliquees au controle des essais de mise en service pour assurer la surete de fonctionnement des tranches electronucleaires}
author = {Clausner, J P, and Jorel, M}
abstractNote = {This paper describes the activities of the Safety Analysis Department (DAS), which provides technical support for the French safety authorities in the specific context of analysis and control of startup test programme quality at each of the different stages of the programme. These activities combine to ensure that the objective of the startup tests is reached, in particular that the functions of each safety-related system are guaranteed in all operating configurations, that the performance levels of all components in the system comply with design criteria and that defects revealed during previous tests have been dealt with correctly. The special case of French nuclear facilities, linked to unit standardization, has made it possible to acquire a large amount of experience with the startup of the 900 MWe units and has illustrated the importance of defining a startup test programme. In 1981, a working group, comprising operating organization and safety authority representatives, studied the lessons which had to be learned from 900 MWe unit startup and the improvements which could be made and taken into account in the 1300 MWe unit startup programme. To illustrate the approach adopted by the DAS, we go on to describe the lessons learned from startup of the first 1300 MWe (P4) units. (author) [French] Au sein de l'Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire (IPSN), le Departement d'Analyse de Surete (DAS) constitue le support technique du Service Central de Surete des Installations Nucleaires (SCSIN) qui est l'autorite de surete francaise. A ce titre, il evalue les programmes d'essais de demarrage et emet un avis sur le traitement des problemes survenus au cours des essais. Pour ce faire, le DAS assure l'analyse du programme d'essais depuis l'elaboration des documents jusqu'a la montee du reacteur a sa puissance nominale. L'evaluation du DAS commence par une analyse approfondie des programmes de principe d'essais (PPE) qui sont etablis par Electricite de France (EDF) pour chaque systeme elementaire afin de tester la fonction correspondante. Ces documents donnent les principes, les objectifs et la nature des essais devant etre menes, ainsi que les criteres qui permettent de juger la validite des resultats d'essais. La methode d'analyse du DAS est la suivante: verification de la coherence avec les notes d'etudes et avec les fonctionnements transitoires, adequation des criteres, representativite de la simulation des essais periodiques, evaluation comparative pour juger de l'homogeneite des methodes de controle entre les differents systemes. Les PPE relatifs aux systemes importants pour la surete comportent, a la demande des organismes de surete, une 'analyse d'exhaustivite' qui permet de verifier que l'ensemble des performances et des parametres fonctionnels sont testes, mesures et suivis dans toutes les configurations d'utilisation requises. Le suivi continu et 'en temps reel' des differentes phases d'essais et de leur enchainement est assure par un ingenieur du DAS detache sur le site pour la duree du demarrage. Il analyse les comptes rendus d'execution, controle leurs resultats, examine les faits notables et les incidents survenus pendant le deroulement des essais. Le DAS participe aux reunions de la commission d'essais sur site (CES) qui constituent des etapes importantes du deroulement du programme de demarrage. Cette instance a pour role principal de s'assurer, a differents moments du deroulement des essais et plus particulierement en matiere de surete, que les objectifs definis ont bien ete atteints et permettent d'engager la phase suivante selon des dossiers complets et a jour, apres que les autorisations reglementaires necessaires ont ete obtenues. Un tel controle de la qualite de l'execution des programmes d'essais de demarrage ainsi que l'evaluation des resultats et du traitement des problemes rencontres contribuent a la verification du niveau global de surete des installations. L'application de cette methode sera illustree par des exemples concrets. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1990}
month = {Dec}
}