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CSA N290.8

Technical specification requirements for nuclear power plant components

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Organization: CSA
Publication Date: 1 January 2015
Status: active
Page Count: 53
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This Standard a) provides a consistent approach across the industry to produce specifications for components used in normal operation, anticipated operational occurrences (AOOs), and design basis accidents (DBAs). This Standard may be used to produce specifications for components used in design extension conditions (DECs);

b) provides a common set of attributes to be used when specifying component requirements related to plant design requirements;

c) utilizes the product specific knowledge of the industry to provide common criteria for specifying technical requirements;

d) provides a common set of attributes for use when specifying requirements for analysis, testing, design, manufacturing, and associated documentation to demonstrate components can meet their design requirements; and

e) is not intended to require update of existing specifications. 

This Standard applies to all nuclear power plants (NPPs) (i.e., it is technology neutral). 

This Standard applies to safety-related components and does not apply to commodity material (e.g., plate steel, conduit, etc., which have their own standalone industry specifications) services, and civil structures. This Standard may be applied to an assembly of components.

Note: This Standard may also be applied to components not in the scope of this Standard at the operating organization's discretion

The Standard excludes commercial considerations that could include the following:

a) liability;

b) warranty; 

c) escalation;

d) insurance including policy limits, scope, and duration;

e) liquidated damages;

f) quantity of components; and

g) cancellation or termination provisions. 

In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Document History

CSA N290.8
January 1, 2015
Technical specification requirements for nuclear power plant components
This Standard a) provides a consistent approach across the industry to produce specifications for components used in normal operation, anticipated operational occurrences (AOOs), and design basis...

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