Paper C - The Configuration Management Challenge
32nd Annual CNS Conference - 2011 June 05-08

Presented at:
32nd Annual CNS Conference
2011 June 05-08
Niagara Falls, Canada
Session Title:
Special Session: CANDU Maintenance Conference: Industry Performance – Getting a Grip

James Smith (Consultant to SNC-Lavalin)


Configuration Management is the process of ensuring the construction, operation, maintenance and testing of the systems, components and structures of a physical plant are in full compliance with the design requirements.  It also warrants that all documentation detailing the physical plant is consistent with what actually exists, and is readily retrievable.  A rigorous Configuration Management system supports making safe, knowledgeable and cost effective decisions with confidence.  This paper addresses Configuration Management at the three levels of: “Utility Executive Level statement of need”, “…a why is this so important anyway discussion”, and as a “thoughtful tutorial” on its features and practice.

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