An Optimization Study on the Radiation Management in Nuclear Power Plants

원자력 발전소 방사선 관리의 최적화에 관한 연구

  • Published : 1993.06.30


It is a fundamental element of the nuclear power plant operation to assess exactly the occupational radiation exposure. And, according to recently published ICRP 60 recommendation, it is needed to reduce individual radiaton exposure limit further. In this paper, an optimization techique was suggested for selection of alternatives for reducing occupational radiation exposure, and used in reviewing alternatives given by a plant utility. After the basic analysis, sensitivity analysis was performed to consider the variabilities of the economic variables. From the result, it was found that an option using steam generator nozzle dam and torquing machine was the best with respect to total benefits, and in case of multi-attribute utility analysis, an option using Co-No seal had the highest utility. Therefore, it was necessary to apply more than one technique togeter in optimization study and to consider qualitative factor, too.