International Probabilistic Safety Assessment Review Team (IPSART)

 
The International Probabilistic Safety Assessment Review Team (IPSART) service organizes peer reviews for probabilistic safety assessments (PSAs) performed in Member States to improve the quality of probabilistic safety analyses and to provide for technology transfer among the Member States; the IPSART team assists Member States in the application of PSA results and methods. Scope of review:
  • Organization of management
  • Methods and data
  • External hazards
  • Level 1 and 2 analysis
  • Interpolation of results
  • Quality assurance and documentation
  • PSA applications
IPSART peer review missions are conducted in accordance with dedicated guidelines.
 
 

 

 

 


 
An IPSART is organized in 4 main stages, as follows:
  • Pre-Mission - with the objective of defining the scope and depth of the review and the necessary inputs (documents, models, reference documents) to be provided to the review team
  • The Mission - conducted by a team of IAEA staff and international experts, with the objective of assessing the PSA methodology, results and applications against applicable IAEA standards
  • Final Experts Meeting - with the objective of compiling the conclusions and recommendations and agree on the content of the Review Report
  • Follow-up Mission - with the objective of reviewing the status and results of the implemented recommendations.  
 
 

Status of reviews:

Member
State

Year

Service

Slovenia

2000

IPSART Mission to Krsko NPP: Level 1/2 PSA (RER/9/046)

Spain

2000

IPSART Mission to Jose Cabrera NPP (Reimbursed)

Ukraine

2000

IPSART Mission to South Ukraine NPP: Level 1 PSA internal event initiator (RER/9/052)

Lithuania

2000

IPSART Mission to Ignalina NPP: Level 1 PSA (RER/9/052)

Netherlands

2000

IPSART Mission to EC Joint Research Centre Petten High Flux Reactor: risk scoping study (Reimbursed)

Russia

2000

Followup IPSART mission to Tianwan NPP: Level 1 PSA, China (EBP funding)

Pakistan

2001

IPSART Mission to KANUPP NPP: Level 1 PSA (PAK/9/022)

Ukraine

2001

IPSART Mission to Zaporozhye Unit 5 NPP: Level 1 PSA (RER/9/061)

Russia

2001

IPSART Mission to Novovoronezh NPP: Level 1 PSA external events & Level 2 PSA (RUS/9/003)

Lithuania

2001

IPSART Mission to Ignalina Unit 1 NPP: Level 1 & 2 PSA (RER/9/061)

Slovakia

2001

IPSART Mission to Mochovce Unit 1 NPP: Level 1 PSA (RER/9/061)

Romania

2001

Pre-IPSART Expert mission to Cernavoda Unit 1 NPP: Level 1 PSA internal event (Rom/9/024)

Iran

2002

IPSART Expert mission to Bushehr Unit 1 NPP: Level 1 PSA internal event (IRA/4/029)

Slovakia

2002

IPSART Mission to Bohunice VI NPP: Level 1 PSA (RER/9/061)

Netherlands

2002

IPSART Mission to EC Joint Research Centre Petten High Flux Reactor: risk scoping study (Reimbursed)

Russia

2002

2nd IPSART Followup mission to Tianwan NPP: Level 1 PSA (EBP funding)

Romania

2003

IPSART Mission to Cernavoda UNIT 1 NPP: Level 1 PSA (ROM/9/024)

Czech Republic

2003

IPSART Mission to Temelin NPP: PSA (CZR/9/015)

China

2003

IPSART Mission to Qinshan NPP: Level 1 PSA (EBP funding)

United
Kingdom

2004

IPSART Mission to Sizewell B NPP: Living PSA, full scope PSA (Reimbursed)

China

2004

Mission to Tianwan NPP: Level 2 PSA

Romania

2004

Follow-up IPSART Mission to Cernavoda UNIT 1 NPP: Level 1 PSA (ROM/9/024)

Romania

2005

Expert Mission to Cernavoda NPP: review qualitative assessment of risk impact of Unit 2 design changes based on PSA for Unit 1 (ROM/9/024)

Romania

2005

IPSART Mission to Cernavoda Unit 1 NPP: Fire & Flood & Seismic PSA (ROM/9/024)

Armenia

2007

IPSART to Metsamor NPP: Level 1 PSA internal IEs (power operation) (ARM/9/018)

Pakistan

2007

Pre-IPSART to Chashma NPP: Level 1 PSA for internal IEs (power operation) (PAK/9/025)

Bulgaria

2009

IPSART Mission to Belene NPP: Level 1 & 2 design PSA internal IEs, internal & external hazards (excl. seismic) (power operation & shutdown mode) (BUL/9/022)

Pakistan

2009

IPSART Mission to Chashma NPP: Level 1 PSA internal IEs (power operation) (PAK9/025)

Netherlands

2010

IPSART Mission to Borssele NPP: Level 1 through Level 3 PSA internal IEs, internal & external hazards (excluding seismic) (power operation & shutdown mode) (Reimbursed)

Bulgaria

2010

Follow-up IPSART to Belene NPP: Level 1 & 2 design PSA for internal IEs, internal & external hazards (excl. seismic) (power operation & shutdown mode) (BUL/9/022)