Recommendations to the NRC on human engineering guidelines for nuclear power plant maintainability
This document contains human engineering guidelines which can enhance the maintainability of nuclear power plants. The guidelines have been derived from general human engineering design principles, criteria, and data. The guidelines may be applied to existing plants as well as to plants under construction. They apply to nuclear power plant systems, equipment and facilities, as well as to maintenance tools and equipment. The guidelines are grouped into seven categories: accessibility and workspace, physical environment, loads and forces, maintenance facilities, maintenance tools and equipment, operating equipment design, and information needs. Each chapter of the document details specific maintainability problems encountered at nuclear power plants, the safety impact of these problems, and the specific maintainability design guidelines whose application can serve to avoid these problems in new or existing plants.
- Publication Date:
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- Report Number(s):
- NUREG/CR-3517; PNL-4865
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR MAINTENANCE; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; EQUIPMENT; INFORMATION NEEDS; RECOMMENDATIONS; TOOLS; US NRC; ENGINEERING; MAINTENANCE; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; US ORGANIZATIONS 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety
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