Title: Regulations and standards for the measurement of performance and management of ageing of I&C systems of nuclear power plants

Authors: H.M. Hashemian

Addresses: AMS Corporation, AMS Technology Center, 9119 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923, USA

Abstract: Instrumentation and Control (I&C) equipment is vital to the safety and viability of nuclear power plants. This equipment must provide accurate and timely measurements of plant control and safety systems to ensure efficient operation and guard against mishaps. Given this, numerous regulations, standards and guidelines have been devised to formulate requirements and establish maintenance methods to verify the performance of this equipment. Examples of these requirements and the test methods to meet them are summarised in this paper.

Keywords: regulations; standards; performance measurement; performance management; instrumentation and control; I&C; ageing systems; nuclear power plants; nuclear safety; maintenance; nuclear energy; plant control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNUCL.2009.032285

International Journal of Nuclear Law, 2009 Vol.2 No.4, pp.265 - 276

Available online: 26 Mar 2010 *

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