Regulatory Review of a PSA

Benefits of Building a Replica
  • Philippe Hessel
Conference paper


When preparing the review plan for the Bruce B Risk Assessment (BBRA), the CNSC had identified the construction of a replica using a“standard” PSA methodology and code as a major review tool. Also, the replica should be able to be used by the CNSC inspectors as an independent tool to assess importance of events or licensee’s requests.


Fault Tree Regulatory Review Accident Frequency Probabilistic Safety Assessment Logical Loop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Hessel
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  1. 1.Canadian Nuclear Safety Commissionstation B OttawaCanada

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