Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE): Quality Assurance Manual (NUREG/CR-6952, Vol. 6)
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Manuscript Completed: October 2007
Date Published: September 2008
C.L. Smith, R. Nims, K.J. Kvarfordt, C. Wharton
Idaho National Laboratory
Battelle Energy Alliance
Idaho Falls, ID 83415
D. O’Neal, NRC Project Manager
NRC Job Code N6203
The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows™ operating system. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The role of the INL in this project is that of software developer and tester. This development takes place using formal software development procedures and is subject to quality assurance (QA) processes. The purpose of this document is to describe how the SAPHIRE software QA is performed for Version 6 and 7, what constitutes its parts, and limitations of those processes.