Nuclear Power Plant Outage Optimization Strategy, 2016 Edition by IAEA
Nuclear power plant outage management is a key factor for safe and economic nuclear power plant performance. This publication discusses plant outage strategy and how this strategy is actually implemented. The main areas that are important for outage optimization that were identified by the utilities and government organizations participating in this report are: (1) organization and management; (2) outage planning and preparation; (3) outage execution; (4) safety outage review; and (5) counter measures to avoid the extension of outages and to facilitate the work in forced outages. Good outage management practices cover many different areas of work and this publication aims to communicate these good practices in a way that they can be used effectively by operators and utilities.