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Fault tree applications within the safety program of Idaho Nuclear CorporationComputerized fault tree analyses are used to obtain both qualitative and quantitative information about the safety and reliability of an electrical control system that shuts the reactor down when certain safety criteria are exceeded, in the design of a nuclear plant protection system, and in an investigation of a backup emergency system for reactor shutdown. The fault tree yields the modes by which the system failure or accident will occur, the most critical failure or accident causing areas, detailed failure probabilities, and the response of safety or reliability to design modifications and maintenance schemes.
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Conference Paper
W. E. Vesely
(Idaho Nuclear Corp. Idaho Falls, ID, United States)
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August 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 26, 1971
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Publication: Proceedings of the NASA Government-Industry System Safety Conference
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Government-Industry System Safety Conference(Greenbelt, MD)
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