The Ongoing Joint U.S. NRC/EPRI Fire Risk Requantification Study

  • J. S. Hyslop
  • Robert P. Kassawara
  • Steven P. Nowlen
  • Bijan Najafi
Conference paper


Fire risk analysis (FRA) methods have been used in the Individual Plant Examinations of External Event (IPEEE) program[1] to facilitate a nuclear power plant examination for vulnerabilities. However, in order to make finer, more resolved decisions for risk-informed regulation, FRA methods need to be improved. Licensee applications and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) review guidance with respect to many regulatory activities such as the risk-informed, performance-based fire protection rulemaking (endorsing National Fire Protection Association Standard 805)[2] will benefit from more robust methods. In order to address this need for improved methods, the NRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have embarked upon a program to develop state-of-art guidance for conduct of FRA.


Fire Protection Fire Risk Circuit Analysis Electric Power Research Institute Fire Scenario 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Hyslop
    • 1
  • Robert P. Kassawara
    • 2
  • Steven P. Nowlen
    • 3
  • Bijan Najafi
    • 4
  1. 1.U.S. NRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory ResearchUSA
  2. 2.Electric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA
  3. 3.Sandia National LaboratoryAlbuquerqueUSA
  4. 4.Science Applications International CorporationLos AltosUSA

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