Qualification Procedure for PSA Software Referring to STARS-FTA
For the performance and in particular the evaluation of PSAs (level 1) a variety of software approaches is available originated from different countries. Strong and weak points of these tools have been described and discussed in several publications without carrying out a qualification procedure (at least not for the tools used in Germany). In the PSA-guideline  e. g., various software tools are mentioned with respect to the performance of a comprehensive NPP-PSA in the framework of the Periodic Safety Review; in the further developments of this guideline with appendices and corresponding documents (drafts) minimal requirements and features are listed which have to be fulfilled by software used.
KeywordsBasic Event Probabilistic Parameter Regulatory Procedure Importance Measure Work Package
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