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Fuels and Materials Cells Safety Analysis Report - Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Review of Fuels and Materials Cells Safety Analysis Report

The AECL Safety Analysis Report (SAR) for Fuels and Materials Cells (FMC) at the AECL Chalk River Laboratory is updated every 5 years. Revisions are made to incorporate new analytical techniques, reflect procedural changes, and align with changing industry standards related to scope and content.  Kinectrics / Candesco performed the following work on this project:

  • Assessed existing documents and identified areas requiring revision.

  • Identified the main FMC processes and developed a procedure for a Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) encompassing all normal operational procedures.

  • Held a PHA meeting, together with AECL subject-matter experts, to identify and rank hazards as input to the SAR revision. The meeting findings were documented in a PHA report.

  • Developed a memo documenting the selection of bounding events for analysis based on the results of events collected from the PHA, as well as operating experience, existing SARs, and regulations.

  • Performed the Safety Analysis for the report.

  • Produced a revised draft FMC SAR incorporating a new AECL SAR table of contents.  

 

About This Case Study

Industry Sector

  • Generation

Generation Type

  • Nuclear

Nature of Service

  • Certification and Qualification
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  • Consulting
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  • Safety

Tags

  • Safety
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  • Candesco
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  • Nuclear Regulations
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  • Hazard Analysis