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Detailed procedures that are written to the knowledge, skills and abilities of the nuclear power plant staff are essential to ensuring that tasks are completed consistently, data is obtained with appropriate quality controls, and that the health and safety of the public are adequately protected. High quality procedures are especially necessary to ensure that safe operations does not rely on individual experts whose experience will eventually be lost through attrition or staff turnover.
ENERCON has current experience in helping clients ensure that existing procedures are updated and upgraded to ensure effective integration of procedures used to address normal operations, off-normal conditions, accidents and transients, severe accidents, and beyond design basis events. ENERCON is currently working with clients in the United States to assure that symptom based emergency operating procedures are appropriately linked to severe accident management guidelines, and to new guides for deploying additional equipment to help mitigate beyond design accidents.
ENERCON is particularly well suited to help clients develop or enhance operational programs that are necessary to assure safe plant operations. ENERCON can help to improve radiation protection, chemistry, emergency preparedness, fire protection, or various testing programs focused on types of components such as valves, pumps, heat exchangers, batteries, electrical breakers, and emergency diesel generators. ENERCON also helps clients implement new requirements relating to in-service inspection and testing programs mandated by specific design codes such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.