United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Version 8: Quality Assurance (NUREG/CR-7039, Volume 6)

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Manuscript Completed: March 2011
Date Published: June 2011

Prepared by:
C.L. Smith, S.T. Wood

Idaho National Laboratory
Battelle Energy Alliance
Idaho Falls, ID 83415

D. O'Neal, NRC Project Manager

NRC Job Code N6423

Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research

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Abstract

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Version 8 is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows TM operating system. SAPHIRE 8 is 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 8, what constitutes its parts, and limitations of those processes. In addition, this document describes the Independent Verification and Validation that was conducted for Version 8 as part of an overall QA process.

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