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
Follow-up 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 Follow-up 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)
Netherlands
2013
Follow-up IPSART Mission to Borssele NPP: Level 1 through Level 3 PSA for internal IEs, internal and external hazards (excl. seismic) (power operation & shutdown mode) (EBP funding)
Bulgaria
2013
IPSART to Kozloduy NPP: Full scope Level 1 PSA (EBP funding)
Armenia
2014
IPSART Mission to Armenian NPP: Level 1 PSA (EBP Norway)
Switzerland
2014
IPSART Mission to Leibstadt NPP: Level 1 & 2 PSA (EBP funding)