Seismic Design of Mechanical and Electrical Components According to Safety Standard KTA 2201 of the German Nuclear Safety Standards Commission

  • Matthias Wacker
Conference paper


The KTA safety standards not only apply to nuclear power plants but also to other nuclear facilities. The experience gained from retrofitting of structural and non-structural components in nuclear power plants can be applied to other areas where KTA standards are required. When designing and executing according to these standards best practices taken from conventional design often cannot be used. In many cases engineers and contractors are not aware of the additional expenditures involved. Differences between conventional design and design according to KTA standards are shown in the following areas: planning objectives, sources of infor-mation, changes to basis of design, probability levels, and, as an example, anchor-ing of a cable tray support to concrete.


Nuclear Power Plant Return Period Seismic Action Seismic Design Electrical Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WK Consult Hamburg Ingenieure für Bauwesen VBI (inspection engineers) and WKC Hamburg GmbH Planungen im Bauwesen (design office)HamburgGermany

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