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A VALIDATION METHOD FOR EMERGENCY OPERATING PROCEDURES OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS BASED ON DYNAMIC MULTI-LEVEL FLOW MODELING
A VALIDATION METHOD FOR EMERGENCY OPERATING PROCEDURES OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS BASED ON DYNAMIC MULTI-LEVEL FLOW MODELING
Nuclear Engineering and Technology. 2005. Feb, 37(1): 118-126
  • Published : February 01, 2005
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QIN WEI
SEONG POONG HYUN

Abstract
While emergency operating procedures (EOPs) occupy an important role in the management of various abnormal situations in nuclear power plants (NPPs), current technology for the validation of EOPs still largely depends on manual review. A validation method for EOPs of NPPs is thus proposed based on dynamic multi-level flow modeling (MFM). The MFM modeling procedure and the EOP validation procedure are developed and provided in the paper. Application of the proposed method to EOPs of an actual NPP shows that the proposed method provides an efficient means of validating EOPs. It is also found that the information on state transitions in MFM models during the management of abnormal situations is also useful for further analysis on EOPs including their optimization.
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