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Safety Analysis and Assessment

Expert safety assessments by qualified personnel
A respected, established provider of safety-based services to the worldwide CANDU fleet, Kinectrics offers decades of experience with Canadian and international nuclear technologies. Our staff has played a key technical and management role in the creation of the industry guidelines and standards for plant safety analysis. This unique continuity and resultant long-term perspective provides Kinectrics with the ability to deliver effective strategies to resolve complex safety analysis issues, and integrate them with technical positions in key areas.


Kinectrics has worked extensively on a wide range of projects for new build, life extension and decommissioning of various nuclear facilities. Our in-depth capabilities in safety analysis and assessment typically cover: 

·       Thermal Hydraulics

·       Reactor and Radiation Physics

·       Trip Assessment

·       Fuel and Fuel Channels

·       Probabilistic Risk Assessment

·       Severe Accident and Hazard Analysis

·       Fuel performance support

      Fuel design management

      Support of fuel design activities

      Knowledge and update of fuel design basis

      Defining and overseeing test programs

      Technical integration with procurement activities and manufacturing oversight

      Fuel inspection

      Modelling and assessment at normal and high temperatures


Our Kinectrics Safety Analysis Team, working closely with the Probabilistic Risk Assessment Department, employs state-of-the-art methods and computer codes, including Industry Standard Codes (IST) to deliver the following services:


·       Developing strategies for overall safety analysis programs and projects

·       Developing strategies for R&D programs to support safety analysis

·       Developing safety cases and Safety Analysis Reports

·       Developing and executing Risk Informed Decision Making applications for safety analysis and potential design changes

·       Assessing safety analysis programs and processes against modern codes and standards.

·       Developing and executing detailed analysis plans