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NRC–RES/EPRI Fire PRA Course Workshop 2015

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  • Locations:
    NRC Offices, North Bethesda, MD
    EPRI Offices, Charlotte, NC

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES), in cooperation with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), will jointly sponsor a course on fire probabilistic risk assessment (PRA).  Since 2002, RES and EPRI, under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperative Nuclear Safety Research, have been developing state-of-the-art methods for conducting fire PRA.  In September 2005, this work produced "EPRI/NRC-RES Fire PRA Methodology for Nuclear Power Facilities" (NUREG/CR-6850/EPRI 1011989), which is the subject of this 2015 course.  Training will also include discussions relating to the fire PRA portion of the ASME/ANS PRA Standard to the methodology of NUREG/CR-6850 (EPRI 1011989).

Five modules cover the major technical areas of the fire PRA methodology.  This year's offerings will provide each module only one time at either the NRC or EPRI offices.  Participants may attend as many modules as they wish during the year.  Remember both EPRI and NRC will host - so please note the date, location and be sure to read the course descriptions prior to registering.  Complete descriptions of each module and a link to the course website and registration are provided in the links below.

**Please note that notebooks will NOT be provided in this year's course.  The course materials will be available on the web for download prior to the course.  It is essential that each student have either an electronic copy (on their laptop) or a paper copy with them for the training.  It is each attendee's responsibility to download and bring this material to the training with them.

Download Course Materials:

Module I PRA

Module II Electrical Analysis

Module III Fire Analysis

Module IV HRA

Module V Advanced Fire Modeling

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Contact Information

If you have questions or need further information regarding these courses, please contact the following:

NRC Contacts: EPRI Contacts:
Kendra Wright
Email: Kendra.Hill@nrc.gov
Phone: (301) 415-2403
Ashley Lindeman
Email: alindeman@epri.com
Phone: (704) 595-2538
Nicholas Melly
Email: Nicholas.Melly@nrc.gov
Phone: (301) 415-2392
Kris Vail
Email: kvail@epri.com
Phone: (704) 595-2617

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