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DEVELOPMENT OF A DYNAMIC OPERATIONAL RISK MODEL TO SUPPORT RISK MANAGEMENT OF…

Award Information

Agency:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
26932
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26932
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Accident Prevention Group
16980 Via Tazon, Suite 110 San Diego, CA 92127
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A DYNAMIC OPERATIONAL RISK MODEL TO SUPPORT RISK MANAGEMENT OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
Agency: NRC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT ACTIVITY WITHIN THE NRC AND THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY SEEKS TO EXPLOIT THE BENEFITS OF PRA IN RISK-BASED APPROACHES TO RELIEVE REGULATORY BURDEN ON THE ECONOMICALLY THREATENED NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. THE ACCIDENT PREVENTION GROUP HAS BEEN DEVELOPING THE CONCEPT OF AN INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (IRMP) TOWARD SUCH GOALS. A KEY ELEMENT OF AN IRMP IS AN "OPERATIONAL RISK MODEL" OF THE NPP THAT CAN QUANTIFY THE RISK SIGNIFICANCE OF SOME CHANGE THAT IS MADE TO THE PLANT CONFIGURATION OR OPERATIONS. THE OPERATIONAL RISK MODEL (ORM) IS SIMILAR IN CONCEPT TO "LIVING PRA" AND "DYNAMIC PRA" BUT MUST ACCOMMODATE NOT ONLY CHANGES IN THE HARDWARE CONFIGURATION BUT ALSO CHANGES THAT AFFECT HUMAN RELIABILITY INCLUDING EFFECTS OF ORGANIZATIONAL, PROGRAMMATIC AND PROCEDURAL CHANGES. THE PRINCIPAL PHASE I RESEARCH OBJECTIVES ARE TO A) DEFINE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DYNAMIC, OR OPERATIONAL, NPP RISK MODEL THAT WILL SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF AN INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (IRMP); B) EVALUATE THE ALTERNATIVE MODELING APPROACHES TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS; C) DEFINE THE ANALYTIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MOST PROMISING MODELING APPROACHE(ES) AND ASSESS THE COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THE MODEL; AND D) DEFINE ANY NEW OR NOVEL DATA ACQUISITION REQUIREMENTS TO SUPPORT THE OPERATIONAL RISK MODEL.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Douglas D Orvis
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Accident Prevention Group
16980 Via Tazon Suite 110 San Diego, CA 92127

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