The ASME PRA Standard and the HCPRA Update

  • W. G. He
  • E. T. Burns
Conference paper


A major revision of the Hope Creek Generation Station (HCGS) Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) has been performed to provide the following:
  1. (1)

    An update of the model consistent with the ASME PRA Standard Capability Category II [1]

  2. (2)

    Incorporation of changes based on the NEI PRA Peer Review

  3. (3)

    Inclusion of the impact of a 20% Extended Power Uprate (EPU)

  4. (4)

    Modification of the fire and seismic PRA and integration of them with the internal events analysis

  5. (5)

    Performance of plant specific MAAP 4 thermal hydraulic analyses to support the updated success criteria, accident sequence timing, and radionuclide release magnitude.



Success Criterion Internal Event Probabilistic Risk Assessment Radionuclide Release Probabilistic Safety Assessment 
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  1. 1.
    ASME PRA Standard, ASME RA-S, 2002.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    PRA Peer Review Process, NEI 00-02.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant-Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis, Regulatory Guide 1.174, Revision 1, November 2002.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. G. He
    • 1
  • E. T. Burns
    • 2
  1. 1.Public Service Gas and Electric (PSEG)Hancocks BridgeUSA
  2. 2.ERIN Engineering and Research, Inc.CampbellUSA

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