Implementation of CNSC Regulatory Guide G-323 at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station
32nd Annual CNS Conference - 2011 June 05-08


Presented at:
32nd Annual CNS Conference
2011 June 05-08
Location:
Niagara Falls, Canada
Session Title:
PRA, Human Factors and Reliability

Authors:
Louie Shoukas (OPG)
Angela Vieira (AMEC NSS)
Jessica Phyland (AMEC NSS)
  

Abstract

The Minimum Staff Complement (MSC) is the minimum number of people required to be present on a given shift to ensure safe and reliable operation of the nuclear facility, while maintaining an adequate preparedness level in handling all possible emergency scenarios.  In 2009-2010, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) examined its MSC at Pickering using the newly issued regulatory guidelines specified in CNSC Guide G‑323 ‘Ensuring the Presence of Sufficient Qualified Staff at Class I Nuclear Facilities – Minimum Staff Complement’.  This was the first project of this nature in the Canadian Nuclear industry to be executed using G-323.  The following paper provides an overview of the methodology that was developed to demonstrate Pickering’s alignment with G-323 in addition to the successes and challenges of the project.

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