3 Bruce Power OPEX Program Required to share and use OPEX (OE)Description of our sharing processDescription of our use of OPEXWho does what
4 RequirementsBruce Power operating licenses contain requirements to comply with CSA Standard N286‑05: Management System Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants”. This Standard contains:5.6 Experience is sought, shared, and used.Experience gained from the nuclear industry shall be shared and used to make improvements. A program shall be established to;collect internal and external information;screen the information for relevance and significance;implement the necessary action(s) to prevent the recurrence of significant events or to initiate improvement, or both; andmake internal information available to the industry.Experience from other industries should also be considered.
6 WANO Posting Criteria Severe or unusual Transient Safety System MalfunctionSafety System Improper operationMajor Equipment DamageExcessive Radiation ExposureUncontrolled Release of radioactivityUnexpected release of radioactivityFuel Handling EventsDeficiencies in Design, analysis, fabrication, construction, testing, operation, mgmt or trainingOther events involving plant safety
7 Addition PostingsLower level events are screened and posted if considered general interest to the industry under the qualifier ‘would another plant want to know about this’During the initial SCR Screening, if Uncertain call it “OPEX Posting Review”Some higher level events are missed in the initial screening, but caught later; missed timelines.SCR progresses we have search criteria for OPEX Posting reviews to trigger a second review when SCR is finalized.
9 COG Participants Canadian Participants Bruce Power (8 Units) Darlington (4 Units)Pickering (8 Units)Gentilly (1 Unit)Pt Lepreau (1 Unit)Chalk River Nuclear LaboratoriesCamecoOff Shore CANDUs in:PakistanChinaKoreaArgentinaRomaniaIndia
10 Major Sources of OPEX COG Weekly Screening Meeting (WSM) WANO INPO IAEA – Incident Reporting System ReportsEPRICNSCNRCAECLProfessional JournalsVendorsOntario MOL, or MOEOntario Electrical Safety AuthorityU.S. Department of Energy (DOE)Others?
15 CAPCO Roles and Responsibilities Support their applicable area line managers (at all levels), in incorporating the use of OPEX in their departments by assisting staff to use OPEX and lessons learned on a daily basis.Introduce recent notable OPEX applicable to their area at section meetings, safety meetings, work group meetings or other group function, in order to support their section or organization.Disseminate applicable new OPEX products, reports, or analysis to the staff in their area.Ensure the people in their section are aware of and know how to find and use OPEX using the Bruce Power OPEX web page, WANO, INPO, EPRI, or COG web pages. The desktop guides located on the OPEX web page are a valuable tool to use for this.Screen external OPEX information received and route for applicability reviews to SMEs in their sections.Participate in the CSM providing received feedback to SAs concerning applicability of OPEX.
16 Senior OPEX Advisor Participate in the COG Weekly Screening Meeting. Review SCRs and CAPs for applicability and select for external posting.Promote the use of OPEX information.Prepare OPEX information items (MERs, ENRs, EARs, JIT Briefings, corporate newsletter articles and the like).Provide periodic status reports on the OPEX program as requested.Periodically monitor the OPEX program performance and effectiveness.Train, provide assistance and interact with the CAPCOs, SMEs, FLMs and other personnel as required.
17 Senior OPEX AdvisorAssist personnel with investigation and reporting of Bruce Power events.Assist personnel with evaluation of external events (SOERs, SERs, or other applicable OPEX items).Maintain the OPEX program consistent with industry standards and guidelines.Review industry website pages to ensure that applicable OPEX is being received.Promote the culture of learning in which the daily use of OPEX information is considered beneficial and important for achieving and maintaining outstanding performance.Chair the CSM and ensure minutes are appropriately captured.
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