Using QA Classification to Guide Design and Manage Risk

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by John Lathrop, Strategic Insights, Los Altos, United States,
Richard DeKlever, Strategic Insights, Los Altos, United States,
Edgar H. Petrie, Strategic Insights, Los Altos, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993:

Abstract: Raytheon Services Nevada has developed a classification process based on probabilistic risk assessment, using accident/impact scenarios for each system classified. Initial classification analyses were performed for the 20 systems of Package 1A of the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF). The analyses demonstrated a solid, defensible methodological basis for classification which minimizes the use of direct engineering judgment. They provide guidance for ESF design and risk management through the identification of: - the critical characteristics of each system that need to be controlled; and -the parts of the information base that most need to be further developed through performance assessment or other efforts.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Information management | Probability | Accidents | Waste disposal | Radioactive wastes | Solid mechanics | Nevada | North America | United States

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