Selection of important initiating events for Level 1 probabilistic safety assessment study at Puspati TRIGA Reactor

M. Maskin, F. Charlie, A. Hassan, P. Prak Tom, Z. Ramli, Faizal K.P. Kunchi Mohamed

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper attempts to present the results in identifying possible important initiating events (IEs) as comprehensive as possible to be applied in the development of Level-1 probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) study. This involves the approaches in listing and the methods in screening and grouping IEs, by focusing only on the internal IEs due to random failures of components and human errors with full power operational conditions and reactor core as the radioactivity source. Five approaches were applied in listing the IEs and each step of the methodology was described and commented. The criteria in screening and grouping the IEs were also presented. The results provided the information on how the Malaysian PSA team applied the approaches in selecting the most probable IEs as complete as possible in order to ensure the set of IEs was identified systematically and as representative as possible, hence providing confidence to the completeness of the PSA study. This study is perhaps one of the first to address classic comprehensive steps in identifying important IEs to be used in a Level-1 PSA study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-210
Number of pages13
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Energy
Volume92
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

Fingerprint

Screening
Reactor cores
Radioactivity

Keywords

  • Initiating event
  • Malaysia
  • Probability safety assessment
  • Research reactor
  • TRIGA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

Cite this

Selection of important initiating events for Level 1 probabilistic safety assessment study at Puspati TRIGA Reactor. / Maskin, M.; Charlie, F.; Hassan, A.; Prak Tom, P.; Ramli, Z.; K.P. Kunchi Mohamed, Faizal.

In: Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol. 92, 01.06.2016, p. 198-210.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{cde505c11c114515875bd8a03869f96a,
title = "Selection of important initiating events for Level 1 probabilistic safety assessment study at Puspati TRIGA Reactor",
abstract = "This paper attempts to present the results in identifying possible important initiating events (IEs) as comprehensive as possible to be applied in the development of Level-1 probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) study. This involves the approaches in listing and the methods in screening and grouping IEs, by focusing only on the internal IEs due to random failures of components and human errors with full power operational conditions and reactor core as the radioactivity source. Five approaches were applied in listing the IEs and each step of the methodology was described and commented. The criteria in screening and grouping the IEs were also presented. The results provided the information on how the Malaysian PSA team applied the approaches in selecting the most probable IEs as complete as possible in order to ensure the set of IEs was identified systematically and as representative as possible, hence providing confidence to the completeness of the PSA study. This study is perhaps one of the first to address classic comprehensive steps in identifying important IEs to be used in a Level-1 PSA study.",
keywords = "Initiating event, Malaysia, Probability safety assessment, Research reactor, TRIGA",
author = "M. Maskin and F. Charlie and A. Hassan and {Prak Tom}, P. and Z. Ramli and {K.P. Kunchi Mohamed}, Faizal",
year = "2016",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.anucene.2016.01.047",
language = "English",
volume = "92",
pages = "198--210",
journal = "Annals of Nuclear Energy",
issn = "0306-4549",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Selection of important initiating events for Level 1 probabilistic safety assessment study at Puspati TRIGA Reactor

AU - Maskin, M.

AU - Charlie, F.

AU - Hassan, A.

AU - Prak Tom, P.

AU - Ramli, Z.

AU - K.P. Kunchi Mohamed, Faizal

PY - 2016/6/1

Y1 - 2016/6/1

N2 - This paper attempts to present the results in identifying possible important initiating events (IEs) as comprehensive as possible to be applied in the development of Level-1 probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) study. This involves the approaches in listing and the methods in screening and grouping IEs, by focusing only on the internal IEs due to random failures of components and human errors with full power operational conditions and reactor core as the radioactivity source. Five approaches were applied in listing the IEs and each step of the methodology was described and commented. The criteria in screening and grouping the IEs were also presented. The results provided the information on how the Malaysian PSA team applied the approaches in selecting the most probable IEs as complete as possible in order to ensure the set of IEs was identified systematically and as representative as possible, hence providing confidence to the completeness of the PSA study. This study is perhaps one of the first to address classic comprehensive steps in identifying important IEs to be used in a Level-1 PSA study.

AB - This paper attempts to present the results in identifying possible important initiating events (IEs) as comprehensive as possible to be applied in the development of Level-1 probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) study. This involves the approaches in listing and the methods in screening and grouping IEs, by focusing only on the internal IEs due to random failures of components and human errors with full power operational conditions and reactor core as the radioactivity source. Five approaches were applied in listing the IEs and each step of the methodology was described and commented. The criteria in screening and grouping the IEs were also presented. The results provided the information on how the Malaysian PSA team applied the approaches in selecting the most probable IEs as complete as possible in order to ensure the set of IEs was identified systematically and as representative as possible, hence providing confidence to the completeness of the PSA study. This study is perhaps one of the first to address classic comprehensive steps in identifying important IEs to be used in a Level-1 PSA study.

KW - Initiating event

KW - Malaysia

KW - Probability safety assessment

KW - Research reactor

KW - TRIGA

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84957864881&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84957864881&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.anucene.2016.01.047

DO - 10.1016/j.anucene.2016.01.047

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84957864881

VL - 92

SP - 198

EP - 210

JO - Annals of Nuclear Energy

JF - Annals of Nuclear Energy

SN - 0306-4549

ER -