EPJ Nuclear Sci. Technol.
Volume 6, 2020
Euratom Research and Training in 2019: challenges, achievements and future perspectives
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Part 1: Safety research and training of reactor systems|
|Published online||05 May 2020|
Probabilistic safety assessment for internal and external events/European projects H2020-NARSIS and FP7-ASAMPSA_E
CEA Paris-Saclay, Nuclear Energy Division, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 IRSN, Nuclear Safety Division, BP 17, 92262 Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
* e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 June 2019
Published online: 5 May 2020
The 7th EU Framework programme project Advanced Safety Assessment Methodologies: “Extended PSA” (ASAMPSA_E, 2013–2016) was aimed at promoting good practices to extend the scope of existing Probabilistic Safety Assessments (PSAs) and the application of such “extended PSA” in decision-making in the European context. This project led to a collection of guidance reports that describe existing practices and identify their limits. Moreover, it allowed identifying some idea for further research in the framework of collaborative activities. The H2020 project “New Approach to Reactor Safety ImprovementS” (NARSIS, 2017–2021) aims at proposing some improvements to be integrated in existing PSA procedures for NPPs, considering single, cascade and combined external natural hazards (earthquakes, flooding, extreme weather, tsunamis). The project will lead to the release of various tools together with recommendations and guidelines for use in nuclear safety assessment, including a Bayesian-based multi-risk framework able to account for causes and consequences of technical, social/organizational and human aspects and a supporting Severe Accident Management decision-making tool for demonstration purposes, as well.
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