Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development [chapter]

H. F. Van Panhuys, L. J. Brinkhorst, H. H. Maas, M. Van Leeuwen Boomkamp
1968 International Organisation and Integration  
Unclassified NEA/CSNI/R(99)15 English text only 80410 Document complet disponible sur OLIS dans son format d'origine Complete document available on OLIS in its original format NEA/CSNI/R(99)15 NEA/CSNI/R(99)15 3 COMMITTEE ON THE SAFETY OF NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS The Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is an international committee made up of senior scientists and engineers. It was set up in 1973 to develop, and co-ordinate the activities
more » ... of the Nuclear Energy Agency concerning the technical aspects of the design, construction and operation of nuclear installations insofar as they affect the safety of such installations. The Committee's purpose is to foster international co-operation in nuclear safety among the OECD Member countries. The CSNI constitutes a forum for the exchange of technical information and for collaboration between organisations, which can contribute, from their respective backgrounds in research, development, engineering or regulation, to these activities and to the definition of the programme of work. It also reviews the state of knowledge on selected topics on nuclear safety technology and safety assessment, including operating experience. It initiates and conducts programmes identified by these reviews and assessments in order to overcome discrepancies, develop improvements and reach international consensus on technical issues of common interest. It promotes the co-ordination of work in different Member countries including the establishment of co-operative research projects and assists in the feedback of the results to participating organisations. Full use is also made of traditional methods of co-operation, such as information exchanges, establishment of working groups, and organisation of conferences and specialist meetings. The greater part of the CSNI's current programme is concerned with the technology of water reactors. The principal areas covered are operating experience and the human factor, reactor coolant system behaviour, various aspects of reactor component integrity, the phenomenology of radioactive releases in reactor accidents and their confinement, containment performance, risk assessment, and severe accidents. The Committee also studies the safety of the nuclear fuel cycle, conducts periodic surveys of the reactor safety research programmes and operates an international mechanism for exchanging reports on safety related nuclear power plant accidents. In implementing its programme, the CSNI establishes co-operative mechanisms with NEA's Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA), responsible for the activities of the Agency concerning the regulation, licensing and inspection of nuclear installations with regard to safety. It also co-operates ABSTRACT This report summarises the state of Living PSA in the international field. The information is based on four (4) Living PSA Workshops from 1988 to 1994 and the state of Reliability Data Collection based on the results of the PWG5 Task Group report on Reliability Data Collection and Analysis to Support PSA and the two Data-Workshops from 1995 and 1998.
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