Chapter 7

Operability and Industry Operating Experience


Chapter 7 describes the practical challenges and solutions that plant engineers face in nuclear power plants, and the decisions made to operate the plant safely. Many of the challenges described here are not single cases; instead, they are an amalgam of actual cases experienced in plants. Chapter 7 also covers the broad experience-based knowledge, the industry operating experience (IOE) that the nuclear power industry accumulates and shares through groups such as Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Some of the operability issues and industry experiences described ...

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