United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W13  Operating Crew Performance during Extreme Scenarios: Lessons from Experiments and User Perspectives

This session presents lessons from recent simulator experiments performed by the OECD Halden Reactor Project, in which operating crews from U.S. and international plants were asked to respond to a number of hypothetical, beyond-design-basis accident scenarios involving losses of multiple pieces of equipment and indications.  All of the crews were strongly challenged, in that the experimental scenarios were intentionally set up to cause crews to have difficulty performing some desired actions.  The session presenters will discuss the results of the experiment and their implications when viewed from varying perspectives (e.g., training, risk assessment, human reliability analysis).




  • Jing Xing, Senior Human Performance Engineer, Division of Risk Analysis, RES/NRC tel: 301-251-7580, e-mail: Jing.Xing@nrc.gov
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