IEC 60780 PDF
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Joint IEC and IEEE standard intended to support consistent, repeatable process for simpler, more cost-effective qualification for global nuclear. Where qualification is required by other IEC standards or recommendations for nuclear power plants other than those described in this standard, the use of the. IEC/IEEE Edition INTERNATIONAL. STANDARD. NORME. INTERNATIONALE. Nuclear facilities – Electrical equipment important to.
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Adoption of the iex consolidates the requirements to 60708 vendors must qualify their equipment, and minimizes the documentation required for compliance with standards. The net result contributes to improved safety for nuclear power. It also eliminates the burden on manufacturers to prove their compliance to the sometimes disparate requirements of individual customers around the world. The new standard and other efforts also make it simpler and easier for customers to ensure vendor compliance to equipment qualification requirements.
Why is this development important?
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The unification of these existing standards eliminates the duplication of equipment testing by manufactures that serve both markets. When the end-user utility buys such equipment, it can rest assured that the product meets a single global standard.
Changing market This approach is increasingly important as more manufacturers enter the nuclear market to provide components needed in the next generation of nuclear power plant designs.
These new reactor designs will be built in many areas of the world that do not have an established history of operating nuclear power plants, nor strong regulatory oversight. Within these emerging markets for nuclear power plants, a single joint standard will provide a jec base for the future of ief nuclear power industry.
In other words, countries and companies that did not participate in the first generation of nuclear power plants are now taking leadership positions in the development of the next generation of nuclear power plants. The challenge to the nuclear industry is how to effectively transfer knowledge and lessons learned from past decades to a new generation of nuclear engineers.
Plant designers can better focus their work by designing to the new standard as well. History of standard, unified effort IEEE and its daughter standards have been in development since the early s. IEC was first published in Most existing nuclear power plants, worldwide, are committed to meet one of these qualification standards.
These existing nuclear power plants must meet the standards in which they committed to when they were licensed. New plants would need to meet the new unified standard if and when, as expected, it is adopted by the EU and the U. The two standards development organizations decided in to collaborate on unifying their respective standards and, therefore, advance the safety ice nuclear power through the use of a single global standard.
A conformity assessment program would ascertain that components are genuine counterfeit parts have been detected in the supply chain and, as components have become more complex, new failure modes must be evaluated.
In addition, a single, global format for reporting testing information would give oversight authorities an apples-to-apples means of assessing compliance with standards.
Meeting the requirements of the ICAP should provide vendors with a commercial advantage in the global market. Nuclear power plant owners, the end users, can rely on equipment that meets these requirements, without having to ensure compliance on a case-by-case basis.
This represents a powerful, relatively inexpensive solution to a major safety concern raised by the nuclear power industry itself. The market-driven need kec these measures has been recognized and met with thoughtful action to ensure the safety of nuclear power in a changing world.
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