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Status of NRC approval of EPRI electromagnetic interference susceptibility testing guidelines for digital equipment

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3 Author(s)
James, R.W. ; Electr. Power Res. Inst., Palo Alto, CA, USA ; Shank, J.W. ; Yoder, C.

Historically, nuclear power plants installing digital equipment have been required to conduct expensive, site-specific electromagnetic interference (EMI) surveys to demonstrate that EMI will not affect the operation of sensitive electronic equipment. Consequently, EPRI formed a Utility Working Group which developed a set of generic EMI susceptibility testing guidelines, which were published as an EPRI report in September 1994. These guidelines are based upon EMI survey data obtained from several different plants and include criteria for determining their applicability. The Working Group interacted with NRC staff to obtain NRC approval. In April 1996, the NRC issued a Safety Evaluation Report (SER) endorsing the guidelines as a valid means of demonstrating EMI compatibility. The issuance of this SER was conditional on issuing a revision to the EPRI EMI Guidelines. This paper summarizes the guidelines, the MIC SER, and the current status of Revision 1 to the report

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Nuclear Science Symposium, 1996. Conference Record., 1996 IEEE  (Volume:2 )

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2-9 Nov 1996