This self-study course is designed to be taken at your convenience and on your own schedule. You have 90 days to finish the course from the time of purchase.
This course provides an introduction to the ASME/ANS PRA Standard for Level 1/Large Early Release Frequency Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) for Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Applications.
This Standard sets forth requirements for probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) used to support risk-informed decisions for commercial nuclear power plants, and prescribes a method for applying these requirements for specific applications.
The course looks at the basis and background of its development. It explains the role of the Joint Committee on Nuclear Risk Management (JCNRM) in the development and provides a summary of what the Standard covers.
It continues with a description of how to assess technical capability of the PRA, a look at the organization of the Standard, and a discussion of the differences from other ASME Standards. The course ends with a discussion of the use and application of the Standard. It will help you understand how to comply with the Standard and “meet” its requirements
The ASME/ANS (American Nuclear Society) RA-S is a national consensus standard, approved through ANSI and written in a format that can be adopted by law in accordance with the conditions for its use in the Country, Province, State, or Municipality having Regulatory and Enforcement authority.
After completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe what the PRA Standard covers
- Explain how the Standard is used to assess technical capability
- Describe how the Standard is organized
- Explain how to meet the requirements of the Standard
- List how the Standard is used
Module 1: Introduction, Background and Basis
- Introduction and background
- JCNRM overview
- What is the ASME/ANS PRA Standard and what does it address?
- How is the Standard used to assess PRA technical capability?
Module 2: Structure of the Standard Part 1
Module 3: Structure of the Standard Part 2
Module 4: Use, Endorsement, and RI Application
Who should attend
This course is designed for anyone who wants an introduction to and a basic understanding of the ASME/ANS RA-S Standard.