Updating the Regulatory PSA Guidance in Germany Based on Current Applications

  • Heinz Peter Berg
  • Thomas Fröhmel
  • Rudolf Görtz
Conference paper


The regulatory German PSA guide covers the fundamental and minimal requirements concerning the performance of PSAs in the frame of comprehensive safety reviews. The technical details regarding the performance of PSA are set out in two technical documents (PSA Methods and PSA Data) that have been developed by a working group of PSA experts (FAK PSA). Based on the experiences from the first series of PSRs, international experiences and the fact that PSR is now mandatory since April 2002 revisions of all guides are underway. The first guide to be updated is the PSA guide together with the corresponding technical documents. The working programme and the revision process of FAK PSA shall be finished at the end of March 2004. The paper describes the key points of the current regulatory activities in order to revise PSA requirements in Germany.


Supervisory Authority Safety Review Integral Frequency Core Damage Event Tree Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Peter Berg
    • 1
  • Thomas Fröhmel
    • 1
  • Rudolf Görtz
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS)SalzgitterGermany

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