NRC–RES/EPRI 2021 Fire PRA Workshop

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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), working under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Cooperative Nuclear Safety Research, will sponsor workshops related to the development of fire probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs).  Training will cover the methodology presented in "EPRI/NRC-RES Fire PRA Methodology for Nuclear Power Facilities" (NUREG/CR-6850/EPRI 1011989) and follow on publications. Past training workshops have included five separate modules: PRA Introduction, Electrical Analysis, Fire Analysis, Human Reliability (HRA), and Advanced Fire Modeling..

Only Module 2, Electrical Analysis, and Module 3, Fire Analysis, are being offered this year.  Module 2 will be held as five sessions starting August 25th.  Module 3 will be held as 6 session beginning May 5th and is an enhanced version of the typical Module 3.  In addition to the usual course content, Module 3 will include some of the important content from Module 5 (Advanced Fire Modeling). Both class modules will be held virtually as public meetings and will be available at no charge. Each session will be approximately 3 to 4 hours long and will begin at 10:00 am eastern time.. NRC staff are required to request approval for attendance through TMS then register using the corresponding registration link below. Descriptions of the two modules and a link to the course website and registration are provided in the links within the table below.

Course Registration

Module Technical Area Location Dates
II Electrical Analysis exit icon (jointly sponsored by NRC/EPRI) Virtual Session 1
Circuit Failure and Circuit Fundamentals
August 25, 2021

Session 2
Cable Selection and Standard Requirements
September 8, 2021

Session 3
Detailed Circuit Failure Analysis
September 22, 2021

Session 4
Practical Examples
September 29, 2021

Session 5
Circuit Failure Mode Likelihood Analysis
October 13, 2021
III Fire Analysis exit icon
(jointly sponsored by NRC/EPRI)
Virtual Session 1
Plant Partitioning and Fire Ignition Frequencies
May 5, 2021

Session 2
Fire Modeling
May 19, 2021

Session 3
June 2, 2021

Session 4
Fire Modeling II
June 16, 2021

Session 5
Special Models
June 30, 2021

Session 6
Advanced Fire Modeling
July 14, 2021

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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:
David Stroup
Phone: (301) 415-1649
Ashley Lindeman
Phone: (704) 595-2538
  Chris Rochon
Phone: (704) 560-4595

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