Human Factors Affecting the Performance of Inspection Personnel in Nuclear Power Plants

  • Mohamad M. Behravesh
  • Shay S. Karimi
  • Martin E. Ford

Abstract

The maintenance and safe operation of nuclear power plants is a major concern of the utility industry. Of particular interest is the development of competence in flaw detection among inspectors who perform IGSCC (intergranular stress corrosion cracking) inspection. Despite efforts focused on the implementation of stricter qualification codes, the remediation of skill deficits (e.g., training efforts), and equipment upgrading, two problems remain:
  • There is a relatively low pass rate on the qualification exams among workers who attend the EPRI NDE Center’s IGSCC detection course; and

  • Of those who are qualified, there is an apparent disparity between their good performance in training and poor field results.

Keywords

Income Perf Ormance Toll 

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    D. Ford and M. Ford, “The Living Systems Conceptual Framework,” in M. Ford & D. Ford (Eds.), Humans as Self-Constructing Living Systems: An Overview, Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (1987).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamad M. Behravesh
    • 1
  • Shay S. Karimi
    • 2
  • Martin E. Ford
    • 3
  1. 1.Electric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Palo AltoUSA
  3. 3.School of EducationStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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