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IEEE 338

Standard Criteria for the Periodic Surveillance Testing of Nuclear Power Generating Station Safety Systems

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Organization: IEEE
Publication Date: 1 January 1987
Status: inactive
Page Count: 18
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(This Foreword is not a part of ANSI/IEEE Std 338-1987, IEEE Standard for Criteria for the Periodic Surveillance Testing of Nuclear Power Generating Station Safety Systems.)

This standard provides criteria and requirements supplementary to those in ANSI/IEEE Std 603-1980, IEEE Standard Criteria for Safety Systems for Nuclear Power Generating Stations and ANSI/ IEEE Std 308-1980, IEEE Standard Criteria for Class lE Power Systems for Nuclear Power Generating Stations, for the performance of periodic surveillance testing programs for safety systems in nuclear power generating stations. It also recognizes the applicability of (since withdrawn) IEEE Std 279-1971, IEEE Standard Criteria for Protection Systems for Nuclear Power Generating Stations, as referred to in Title 10, Part 50, Section 50.5550a(h) of the Code of Federal Regulations. Development of these criteria and requirements is consistent with safety systems designed in accordance with both ANSI/IEEE Std 603-1980 and ANSI/IEEE Std 308-1980, and the following:

1) Station safety systems must, during the life of the station, be appropriately tested to assess the operational availability of the systems.

2) Development and application of testing procedures and equipment shall be consistent with safety system criteria (ANSI/IEEE Std 603-1980) and Class lE power system criteria ANSI/IEEE Std 308-1980).

3) Procedures for testing and documentation of failures should be such that reliability con˝dence levels are enhanced.

This standard does not contain within its scope, and subsequently does not address, areas concerning plant maintenance. Requirements, guidelines, or recommended practices for these maintenance issues are currently under development and formulation, and as such, shall be identified through future IEEE standards, as applicable.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has developed these criteria to provide guidance in the development of the procedures for, and documentation of, periodic surveillance testing of nuclear power generating station safety systems. Each applicant for a construction permit or an operating license for a nuclear facility is required to develop these items to comply with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Code of Federal Regulations, Part 50.

Adherence to these criteria may not suf˝ce for assuring the public health and safety because it is the integrated performance of the structures, the ßuid systems, the instrumentation, and the electric systems of the station that establishes the consequences of accidents. On the other hand, failure to meet these requirements may be an indication of system inadequacy. Each applicant has the responsibility to assure himself and others that this integrated performance is adequate.

During the development of this standard, the Working Group recognized that certain areas relative to its subject material are currently undergoing rapid expansion. Present development and research in automated programmable digital systems, automated testing, and availability of failure rate data at both the component and system levels may require more extensive treatment through future revisions of this document. Based on these considerations, review and subsequent revision of this standard was performed with the purposes of maintaining consistency with current state-ofthe- art technology and also to arrive at a standard that is practical and applicable in scope and format for actual implementation in nuclear power generating plants.

The Appendix of this document is structured so as to provide additional referral material, if required, for the user. The addition of pertinent IEEE standards and other publications to enhance its data base nature may be further expanded, through future revision, in recognition of currently evolving technologies and data analysis studies.

The IEEE will maintain this standard current with the state of technology. Suggestions for improvement of this standard will be welcome. These should be addressed to the Secretary of the IEEE Standards Board.

This standard was prepared by Working Group 3.0 of Subcommittee 3, Operations, Surveillance and Testing, of the IEEE Nuclear Power Engineering Committee. At the time of preparation, contributing members of Working Group 3.0 were:

K. J. Sweet , Chair

R. E. Dulski, Former Chair

G. C. Sundberg , Vice Chair

T. A. Fey , Secretary

J. Bendokaitis

C. Corl

M. Entenberg

R. Grams

J. Henley

A. Hintze

B. Hunter

S. Jain

W. Messer

I. Rubin

F. Siler

J. Summa

D. Webb

This standard was reviewed and approved by Subcommittee 3. At the time of approval, the members of the subcommittee were:

D.C. Lamken , Chair

R. E. Dulski , Vice Chair

S. Kasturi , Secretary

N. K. Agnihotri

J. E. Allen

D. L. Allison

L. P. Gradin

A. R. Hall

A. S. Hintze

M. M. Hintze

B. G. Hunter

S. C. Jain

A. Marion

W. H. Messer

D. P. Millard

N. Pillsbury

I. M. Rubin

R. M. Sorensen

K. J. Sweet

P. F. Tomlinson

J. T. Ullo

D. Webb

At the time it approved this standard, the IEEE Nuclear Power Engineering Committee had the following membership:

R. E. Allen , Chair

J. T. Bauer , Vice Chair

E.P. Fogarty , Secretary

W. G. Schwartz, Standards Coordinator

F. D. Baxter

 D. F. Brosnan

S. P. Carfagno

R. C. Carruth

F. W. Chandler

R. P. Daigle

E. F. Dowling

R. E. Dulski

J. M. Gallagher

W. C. Gangloft

L. W. Gaussa

L. C. Gonzalez

L. P. Gradin

B. Grim

 T. L. Gruber

R. E. Hall

L. F. Hanes

G. K. Henry

S. Kasturi

J. T. Keiper

T. S. Killen

A. Laird

D. C. Lamken

B. Nemroff

M. Pai

J. R. Penland

W. K. Peterson

C. A. Petrizzo

G. Pitcher

N. S. Porter

W. S. Rautio

H. V. Redgate

B. M. Rice

A. R. Roby

Z. Sabri

W. F. Sailer

E. F. Sproat

A. J. Spurgin

L. Stanley

D. F. Sullivan

P. Szabados

L. D. Test

J. E. Thomas

T. R. Vardaro

F. J. Volpe

The following persons were on the balloting committee that approved this document for submission to the IEEE Standards Board:

R. E. Allen

J. T. Bauer

F. D. Baxter

D. F. Brosnan

S. P. Carfagno

R. C. Carruth

F. W. Chandler

R. P. Daigle

E. F. Dowling

R. E. Dulski

E. P. Fogarty

J. M. Gallagher

W. C. Gangloft

L. W. Gaussa

L. C. Gonzalez

L. P. Gradin

B. Grim

T. L. Gruber

R. E. Hall

L. F. Hanes

G. K. Henry

J. T. Keiper

T. S. Killen

A. Laird

D. C. Lamken

B. Nemroff

M. Pai

J. R. Penland

W. K. Peterson

C. A. Petrizzo

G. Pitcher

N. S. Porter

W. S. Rautio

H. V. Redgate

B. M. Rice

A. R. Roby

Z. Sabri

W. F. Sailer

W. G. Schwartz

E. F. Sproat

A. J. Spurgin

L. Stanley

D. F. Sullivan

P. Szabados

 L. D. Test

J. E. Thomas

T. R. Vardaro

F. J. Volpe

When the IEEE Standards Board approved this standard on September 10, 1987, it had the following membership:

Donald C. Fleckenstein , Chair

Marco W. Migliaro , Vice Chair

Andrew G. Salem , Secretary

James H. Beall

Dennis Bodson

Marshall L. Cain

James M. Daly

Stephen R. Dillon

Eugene P. Fogarty

Jay Forster

Kenneth D. Hendrix

Irvin N. Howell

Leslie R. Kerr

Jack Kinn

Irving Kolodny

Joseph L. Koepfinger*

Edward Lohse

John May

Lawrence V. McCall

L. Bruce McClung

Donald T. Michael*

L. John Rankine

John P. Riganati

Gary S. Robinson

Frank L. Rose

Robert E. Rountree

William R. Tackaberry

William B. Wilkens

Helen M. Wood

Scope

This standard provides design and operational criteria for the performance of periodic testing as part of the surveillance program of nuclear power generating station safety systems. The scope of periodic testing consists of functional tests and checks, calibration verification and time response measurements, as required, to verify that the safety system performs to meet its defined safety function. The system status, associated system documentation, test intervals, and test procedures during operation are also addressed.

Maintenance is not covered by this document.

This standard amplifies the periodic surveillance testing requirements of ANSI/IEEE Std 603-1980 [4] 1 and ANSI/ IEEE Std 308-1980 [3].

Document History

February 6, 2012
Criteria for the Periodic Surveillance Testing of Nuclear Power Generating Station Safety Systems
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December 6, 2006
Standard Criteria for Periodic Surveillance Testing of Nuclear Power Generating Station Safety Systems
Forward (This Foreword is not a part of ANSI/IEEE Std 338-1987, IEEE Standard for Criteria for the Periodic Surveillance Testing of Nuclear Power Generating Station Safety Systems.) This standard...
IEEE 338
January 1, 1987
Standard Criteria for the Periodic Surveillance Testing of Nuclear Power Generating Station Safety Systems
Forward (This Foreword is not a part of ANSI/IEEE Std 338-1987, IEEE Standard for Criteria for the Periodic Surveillance Testing of Nuclear Power Generating Station Safety Systems.) This standard...
October 23, 1977
STANDARD CRITERIA FOR THE PERIODIC TESTING OF NUCLEAR POWER GENERATING STATION SAFETY SYSTEMS (R 1984)
This standard provides design and operational criteria for the performance of periodic testing of nuclear power generating station safety systems. The scope of testing covered consists of functional...
February 27, 1975
Standard Criteria for the Periodic Testing of Nuclear Power Generating Station Class 1E Power and Protection Systems
This document provides design and operational criteria for the performance of periodic testing of nuclear power generating station class 1e power and protection systems. The scope of testing covered...
September 16, 1971
Trial-Use Criteria for the Periodic Testing of Nuclear Power Generating Station Protection Systems
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