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PERIODIC SAFETY REVIEW ON KORI UNIT 1 (고리 1호기 주기적안전성 평가)

  • Kim, Tae-Ryong
    • Proceedings of the Korea Society for Energy Engineering kosee Conference
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    • pp.403-414
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    • 2003
  • Periodic safety review on Kori Unit 1 has been successfully done for the first time in Korea. 11 safety factors of the review were fully evaluated in accordance with the domestic legal system. Although it is the oldest nuclear power plant in Korea, Kori Unit 1 was found to have maintained good operating conditions and continuously enhanced its safety by implementing post-TMI action plans and other safety issues, such as replacing steam generators and process/control system. It can be therefore confirmed that safe operation of Kori Unit 1 is guaranteed until next periodic safety review. Nevertheless, some corrective action items were recommended to enhance further its safety level, such as equipment qualification, additional ageing management program, strengthening of some procedures related to administration and human factor. The results of PSR can be utilized for the continued operation beyond the design life as long as the plant safety is maintained and improved. Experiences of the PSR on Kori Unit 1 can be also applied to PSR on other plants.

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Development of Safety Review Guide for Periodic Safety Review of Reactor Vessel Internals (원자로내부구조물 주기적 안전성평가 심사지침 개발 배경)

  • Lee, Ki Hyoung;Park, Jeong Soon;Ko, Han Ok;Jhung, Myung Jo
    • Transactions of the Korean Society of Pressure Vessels and Piping
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.20-24
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    • 2013
  • Reactor Vessel Internals(RVIs), which are installed within the reactor pressure vessel and support the fuel assembly, take responsibility for safety of reactor core. In operating Nuclear Power Plants(NPPs), the RVIs have been exposed to severe conditions such as neutron irradiation, high temperature, high pressure, and high velocity of coolant flow and have degraded by materials aging with long-term operation. Therefore, the effective aging management plan and the appropriate regulatory requirements are necessary to maintain the integrity of RVIs. The purpose of this paper is to provide a review guide for Periodic Safety Review(PSR) of RVIs in presurized water reactor. The review guide is developed based on the revised review guides and reports established from IAEA and USNRC, and the analysis results of design characteristics, aging mechanisms, and operating experiences of RVIs in domestic and international NPPs. Consequently, the developed review guide for PSR of RVIs is expected to contribute an overall strategy and standard for the PSR of RVIs.

CURRENT STATUS AND PROSPECT FOR PERIODIC SAFETY REVIEW OF AGING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN KOREA

  • Jin, Tae-Eun;Roh, Heui-Young;Kim, Tae-Ryong;Park, Young-Sheop
    • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
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    • v.41 no.4
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    • pp.545-548
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    • 2009
  • Korean utility has utilized a Periodic Safety Review (PSR) that assesses the cumulative effects of plant aging, modifications, operating experience, technical developments, and site characteristics since 2000. In particular, the assessment and management of plant aging is one of the major areas in PSR. It includes identification of critical Systems, Structures, and Components (SSCs) for aging, assessment of aging effects, and implementation of aging management programs. Since the PSR system was introduced based on the atomic energy acts and related laws, PSRs of eight sets for 12 Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) that have been operating more than 10 years have been completed. PSRs of two sets for 4 NPPs are currently being carried out. The utility has confirmed that domestic NPPs have been operated safely through these PSRs and have implemented the follow-up corrective activities to increase the nuclear safety. In this paper, the status of PSR implementation is discussed and improvement programs to conduct PSR follow-up corrective activities efficiently for NPPs are suggested based on experiences with aging assessments.

A Study on Periodic Review Inventory System under Stochastic Budget Constraint (확률적 예산 제약을 고려한 주기적 재고관리 정책에 대한 연구)

  • Lee, Chang-Yong;Lee, Dongju
    • Journal of the Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering
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    • v.37 no.1
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    • pp.165-171
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    • 2014
  • We develop an optimization algorithm for a periodic review inventory system under a stochastic budget constraint. While most conventional studies on the periodic review inventory system consider a simple budget limit in terms of the inventory investment being less than a fixed budget, this study adopts more realistic assumption in that purchasing costs are paid at the time an order is arrived. Therefore, probability is employed to express the budget constraint. That is, the probability of total inventory investment to be less than budget must be greater than a certain value assuming that purchasing costs are paid at the time an order is arrived. We express the budget constraint in terms of the Lagrange multiplier and suggest a numerical method to obtain optional values of the cycle time and the safety factor to the system. We also perform the sensitivity analysis in order to investigate the dependence of important quantities on the budget constraint. We find that, as the amount of budget increases, the cycle time and the average inventory level increase, whereas the Lagrange multiplier decreases. In addition, as budget increases, the safety factor increases and reaches to a certain level. In particular, we derive the condition for the maximum safety factor.

Review of the regulatory periodic inspection system from the viewpoint of defense-in-depth in nuclear safety

  • Lim, Jihan;Kim, Hyungjin;Park, Younwon
    • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
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    • v.50 no.7
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    • pp.997-1005
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    • 2018
  • The regulatory periodic safety inspection system is one of the most important methods for confirming the safety of nuclear power plants and the defense in depth in nuclear safety is the most important basic means for accident prevention and mitigation. Recently, a new regulatory technology based on risk-informed and safety performance has been developed and used in advanced countries. However, since the domestic periodic inspection system is being used in the same way over 30 years, it is necessary to know how the inspection contributes to the safety confirmation of the nuclear power plants. In this study, the domestic periodic inspection system currently in use was analyzed from the perspective of defense in depth in nuclear safety. In addition, the analysis results were compared to the U.S. NRC's safety inspection system to obtain consistency and lessons in this study. As a result of analysis, the NRC's safety inspections were distributed almost evenly at the all levels of defense in depth, while in the case of domestic inspection, they were heavily focused on the level 1 of defense in depth. Therefore, it appeared urgent to improve the inspection system to strengthen the other levels of defense in depth in nuclear safety.

Periodic Safety Review of EDG for CANDU Type Nuclear Power Plant (중수로형 원자력 발전소 비상디젤발전기 주기적 안전성 평가)

  • Ha, C.W.;Han, S.H.;Lim, W.S.
    • Proceedings of the KIEE Conference
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    • pp.666_667
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    • 2009
  • 원자력발전소의 비상전력계통은 소외정전 시 발전소 안전정지에 필요한 안전관리 설비에 비상전력을 공급하는 계통으로 비상전력계통 모선에 비상디젤발전기(Emergency Diesel Generator : EDG)가 설치되어 있다. 본 논문에서는 국내 중수로형 원자력 발전소에 대해서 최초로 주기적 안전성 평가(Periodic Safety Review : PSR)을 수행한 결과를 기술하였다.

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