Document History of REGDOC-2.6.1, Reliability Programs for Nuclear Power Plants

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Summary

REGDOC-2.6.1, Reliability Programs for Nuclear Power Plants, sets out the requirements and guidance for the development and implementation of a reliability program for a nuclear power plant in Canada. The essential elements of a reliability program, including reliability assessment, modelling, evaluation and monitoring, are also described in this document. This document supersedes RD/GD-98, Reliability Programs for Nuclear Power Plants, published in June 2012, and includes the following updated information:

  • new title
  • new cover and inside cover
  • updated references (where appropriate)
  • a sentence in the glossary pointing to REGDOC-3.6, Glossary of CNSC Terminology
  • new back page showing the CNSC’s regulatory document series

Status:

Published August 30, 2017

Document history

Document Milestone Dates Links
Consultation January 9 to February 23, 2012

View Information bulletin 12-02

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Invitation to provide feedback on comments received March 8 to March 29, 2012 View comments received
Feedback received April 3, 2012

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View comments received from public consultation (PDF)

Publication of RD/GD-98 June 22, 2012 View information bulletin 12-26 (PDF)
Publication of REGDOC-2.6.1 August 30, 2017 View news release

The following references were updated:

Original (RD/GD-98) Updated (REGDOC-2.6.1)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE 933-1999, Guide for the Definition of Reliability Program Plans for Nuclear Power Generating Stations, 1999 (Superseded Standard) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE 933-2013, IEEE Guide for the Definition of Reliability Program Plans for Nuclear Generating Stations and Other Nuclear Facilities, 2014
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, S-294, Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) for Nuclear Power Plants, 2005. Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, REGDOC-2.4.2, Safety Analysis: Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) for Nuclear Power Plants, 2014.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, S-210, Maintenance Programs for Nuclear Power Plants, 2007. Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, REGDOC-2.6.2, Maintenance Programs for Nuclear Power Plants, 2017 (rebrand update of RD/GD-210, Maintenance Programs for Nuclear Power Plants).
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, S-99, Reporting Requirements for Operating Nuclear Power Plants, March 2003. Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, REGDOC-3.1.1, Reporting Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants, version 2, 2016.
  • Atomic Energy Control Board, R-7, Requirements for Containment Systems for CANDU Nuclear Power Plants, 1991.
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, RD-337, Design of New Nuclear Power Plants, 2008.
  • CSA standard N290.3.11, Requirements for the Containment Systems of Nuclear Power Plants, October 2011.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, REGDOC-2.5.2, Design of Reactor Facilities: Nuclear Power Plants, 2014 (consolidates the requirements and guidance contained in draft RD-337 version 2, and draft GD-337).
Atomic Energy Control Board, R-8, Requirements for Shutdown Systems for CANDU Nuclear Power Plants, 1991. CSA standard N290.1, Requirements for the shutdown systems of nuclear power plants, 2013.
Atomic Energy Control Board, R-9, Requirements for Emergency Core Cooling Systems for CANDU Nuclear Power Plants, 1991. CSA standards N290.3-11, Requirements for the Containment Systems of Nuclear Power Plants, 2011, and N290.2-11, Requirements for Emergency Core Cooling Systems of Nuclear Power Plants, 2011.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, RD-337, Design of New Nuclear Power Plants, 2008. Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, REGDOC-2.5.2, Design of Reactor Facilities: Nuclear Power Plants, 2014.

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