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General Insights from the International Common Cause Failure Data Exchange (ICDE) Project

  • Patrick Baranowsky
  • Dale Rasmuson
  • Gunnar Johanson
  • Albert Kreuser
  • Pekka Pyy
  • Wolfgang Werner
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Abstract

Common-cause-failure (CCF) events can significantly impact the availability of safety systems of nuclear power plants. In recognition of this, CCF data are systematically being collected and analysed in most countries. A serious obstacle to the use of national qualitative and quantitative data collections by other countries is that the criteria and interpretations applied in the collection and analysis of events and data differ among the various countries. A further impediment is that descriptions of reported events and their root causes and coupling factors, which are important to the assessment of the events, are usually written in the native language of the countries where the events were observed.

Keywords

Centrifugal Pump Check Valve Steering Group Relief Valve Diesel Generator 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Baranowsky
    • 1
  • Dale Rasmuson
    • 1
  • Gunnar Johanson
    • 2
  • Albert Kreuser
    • 3
  • Pekka Pyy
    • 4
  • Wolfgang Werner
    • 5
  1. 1.US Nuclear Regulatory CommissionWashington DCUSA
  2. 2.ES konsultSolnaSweden
  3. 3.Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit(GRS) mbHCologneGermany
  4. 4.Nuclear Energy Agency, Le Seine Saint-Germain — Bât. BIssy-les-MoulineauxFrance
  5. 5.Safety Assessment Consulting GmbH (SAC)BreitbrunnGermany

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