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Description

The PSA Review is conducted by the IAEA staff and international experts of Probabilistic Safety Assessments (PSAs) on the basis of Safety Guides SSG-3* and SSG-4**

Objective

To assist for the assessment of: 1) the adequacy of the treatment of technological and methodological issues in the PSA, 2) whether the PSA applications and conclusions are adequately supported by the provided analysis

Process

The process includes preparatory work by the review team and review meetings that usually last two weeks. Funded by the requesting party or through technical cooperation projects
 

Output

A report summarizing the findings of the review and, if needed, includes a set of recommendations to improve the PSA quality and applicability
   * Development and Application of Level 1 Probabilistic Safety Assessment For Nuclear Power Plants
   ** Development and Application of Level 2 Probabilistic Safety Assessment For Nuclear Power Plants
   

PSA Reviews Conducted 

​# Member State​ Year​ Service​​
1​ ​Slovenia ​2000 ​PSA Review to Krsko NPP: Level 1/2 PSA (RER/9/046)
​2 ​Spain ​2000 ​PSA Review to Jose Canberra NPP (Reimbursed)
​3 ​Ukraine ​2000 ​PSA Review to South Ukraine NPP: Level 1 PSA internal event initiator (RER/9/052)
​4 ​Lithuania ​2000 ​PSA Review to Ignalina NPP: Level 1 PSA (RER/9/052)
​5 ​Netherlands ​2000 ​PSA Review to EC Joint Research Centre Petten High Flux Reactor: risk scoping study (Reimbursed)
​6 ​China ​2001 ​Follow-up PSA Review to Tianwan NPP: Level 1 PSA, China (EBP funding)
​7 ​Pakistan ​2001 ​PSA Review to KANUPP NPP: Level 1 PSA (PAK/9/022)
​8 ​Ukraine ​2001 ​PSA Review to Zaporozhye Unit 5 NPP: Level 1 PSA (RER/9/061)
​9 ​Russia ​2001 ​PSA Review to Novovoronezh NPP: Level 1 PSA external events & Level 2 PSA (RUS/9/003)
10 ​Lithuania ​2001 ​PSA Review to Ignalina Unit 1 NPP: Level 1 & 2 PSA (RER/9/061)
​11 ​Slovakia ​2001 ​PSA Review to Mochovice NPP: Level 1 PSA (RER/9/061)
​12 ​Romania ​2001 ​Pre-PSA Expert Review to Cernavoda Unit 1 NPP: Level 1 PSA internal event (ROM/9/024)
​13 ​Iran ​2002 ​PSA Review to Bushehr Unit 1 NPP: Level 1 PSA internal event (IRA/4/029)
​14 ​​Slovakia ​2002 ​​​PSA Review to Bohunice VI NPP: Level 1 PSA (RER/9/061)
​15 ​Netherlands ​2002 ​Follow-up ​PSA Review to EC Joint Research Centre Petten High Flux Reactor: risk scoping study (Reimbursed)
​16 ​China ​2002 ​2nd PSA Follow-up Review to Tianwan NPP: Level 1 PSA (EBP funding)
​17 ​Romania ​2003 ​​PSA Review to Cernavoda Unit 1 NPP: Level 1 PSA (EBP funding)
​18 ​Czech Republic ​2003 ​​PSA Review to Temelin NPP: PSA (CZR/9/015)
​19 ​China ​2003 ​​PSA Review to Quinshan NPP: Level 1 PSA (EBP funding)
​20 ​United Kingdom ​2004 ​​PSA Review to Sizewell B NPP: Living PSA, full scope PSA (Reimbursed)
​21 ​China ​2004 ​​PSA Review to Tianwan NPP: Level 2 PSA
​22 ​Romania ​2004 Follow-up ​PSA Review to Chernavoda Unit 1 NPP: Level 1 PSA (ROM/9/024)
​23 ​Romania ​2005 ​PSA Review to CernavodaNPP: review qualitative assessment of risk impact of Unit 2 design changes based on PSA for Unit 1 (ROM/9/024)
​24 ​Romania ​2005 ​​​PSA Review to Chernavoda Unit 1 NPP: Fire & Flood & Seismic PSA (ROM/9/024)
​25 ​Armenia ​2007 ​​PSA Review to Metsamor NPP:  Level 1 PSA internal IEs (power operation) (ARM/9/018)
​26 ​Pakistan ​2007 ​Pre-PSA Review to Chashma NPP: Level 1 PSA internal IEs (power operation) (PAK/9/025)
​27 ​Bulgaria ​2009 ​PSA Review to Belene NPP:  Level 1 & 2 design PSA for internal IEs, internal & external hazards (excl. seismic) (power operation & shutdown mode) (BUL/9/022)
​28 ​Pakistan ​2009 ​PSA Review to Chashma NPP: Level 1 PSA for internal IEs (power operation) (PAK/9/025)
​29 ​Netherlands ​2010 ​PSA Review to Borssele NPP: Level 1 through Level 3 PSA internal IEs, internal & external hazards (excl. seismic) (power operation & shutdown mode) (Reimbursed)
​30 ​Bulgaria ​2010 ​Follow-up PSA Review to Belene NPP: Level 1 & 2 design PSA for internal IEs, internal & external hazards (excl. seismic) (power operation & shutdown mode) (BUL/9/022)
​31 ​Netherlands ​2013 ​Follow-up PSA Review to Borssele NPP: Level 1 through Level 3 PSA for internal IEs, internal and external hazards (excl. seismic) (power operation & shutdown mode) (EBP funding)
​32 ​Bulgaria 2013 ​PSA Review to Kozloduy NPP: Full scope Level 1 PSA (EBP funding)
​33 ​Armenia 2014 ​PSA Review to Armenian NPP: Level 1 PSA (EBP Norway)
​34 ​Switzerland ​2014 ​PSA Review to Leibstadt NPP: Level 1 & 2 PSA (EBP funding)
​35 ​Czech Republic ​2016 ​PSA Review to Dukovany TSR: Level 1 & 2 PSA for internal IEs, internal and external hazards (power operation & shutdown mode) (EBP Czech Republic)