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Title: Walkthrough screening evaluation field guide. Natural phenomena hazards at Department of Energy facilities: Revision 2

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has a large inventory of existing facilities. Many of these facilities were not designed and constructed to current natural phenomena hazard (NPH) criteria. The NPH events include earthquakes, extreme winds and tornadoes, and floods. DOE Order 5480.28 establishes policy and requirements for NPH mitigation for DOE facilities. DOE is conducting a multiyear project to develop evaluation guidelines for assessing the condition and determining the need for upgrades at DOE facilities. One element of the NPH evaluation guidelines` development involves the existing systems and components at DOE facilities. This effort is described in detail in a cited reference. In the interim period prior to availability of the final guidelines, DOE facilities are encouraged to implement an NPH walk through screening evaluation process by which systems and components that need attention can be rapidly identified. Guidelines for conducting the walk through screening evaluations are contained herein. The result of the NPH walk through screening evaluation should be a prioritized list of systems and components that need further action. Simple and inexpensive fixes for items identified in the walk through as marginal or inadequate should be implemented without further study. By implementing an NPH walk through screeningmore » evaluation, DOE facilities may realize significant reduction in risk from NPH in the short term.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. EQE Engineering Consultants, San Francisco, CA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
  3. EQE Engineering Consultants, Irvine, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10111978
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID--115714-Rev.2
ON: DE94004801; TRN: 94:004500
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1993
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); EQE Engineering Consultants, San Francisco, CA (United States); EQE Engineering Consultants, Irvine, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; BUILDINGS; SYSTEM FAILURE ANALYSIS; SAFETY ANALYSIS; US DOE; EARTHQUAKES; FLOODS; TORNADOES; MITIGATION; RISK ASSESSMENT; SEISMIC EFFECTS 420200; 570000; 220900; FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, AND TECHNIQUES; HEALTH AND SAFETY; REACTOR SAFETY