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Environmental Qualification

Class 1E equipment in nuclear power generating stations must meet its safety functional requirements throughout its installed life. This is accomplished by a thorough program of quality assurance, design, qualification, production, transportation, storage, installation, maintenance, periodic testing, and surveillance. This program is called Environmental Qualification.

The nuclear power generating station safety analysis, in part, considers the station and its safety system design in terms of postulated service conditions including events such as  submersion, hydrogen burn, radiation plate-out, etc. Inherent to each such analysis are two presumptions that must be evaluated. First, designs must be such that equipment can actually perform designated safety functions in postulated service environments. Second, in-service aging must not degrade Class 1E equipment to the point where it cannot perform designated safety functions when required. 

(Reference IEEE Std 323-1983, Qualifying Class 1E Equipment for Nuclear Power Generating Stations)

EQ Program Objective :

The overall objective of the EQ Program is to provide assurance that EQUIPMENT and COMPONENTS required to mitigate the consequences of an accident will perform their intended function when exposed to harsh environmental conditions resulting from a DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENT (DBA), and that this capability will be maintained for the life cycle of the EQUIPMENT and COMPONENTS. The EQ program specifically applies to a subset of the activities associated with EQUIPMENT QUALIFICATION. This policy insures that the EQ program is conducted in a manner that is consistent with the assumptions and requirements in the safety report, operating licenses, regulatory commitments, and operating policies and principles. 

(Reference OPG Document N-POL-RA-0008, R00, February 1, 1998)

 


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