A decision support system for maintenance management of a boiling-Water reactor power plant

J. H. Shen, B. A. Ray, S. Levine

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Abstract

This article reports the concept and development of a prototype expert system to serve as a decision support tool for maintenance of boiling-water reactor (BWR) nuclear power plants. The code of the expert system makes use of the database derived from the two BWR units operated by the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company in Berwick, Pennsylvania. The operations and maintenance information from a large number of plant equipment and subsystems that must be available for emergency conditions and in the event of an accident is stored in the database of the expert system. The ultimate goal of this decision support tool is to identify the relevant Technical Specifications and management rules for shutting down any one of the plant subsystems or removing a component from service to support maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Safety
Volume37
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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