Digital Instrument and Control (I&C) is an integral part of the nuclear power industry in the United States. I&C systems monitor the safe, reliable and secure generation and delivery of electricity and could have potential cyber vulnerabilities. At Sandia National Laboratories, cyber-based vulnerability assessments are conducted on multiple I&C platforms deployed in the nuclear industry [...]
Supporting nuclear energy efforts by developing risk margins, creating risk assessments, sequencing nuclear reactor accident progression, and performing reactor consequence modeling. Severe Accident Modeling Fact Sheet MELCOR Fact Sheet MACCS Fact Sheet
Evaluating the risk associated with operating a facility by evaluating the frequency of accident sequences and the consequences of potential accidents. Probabilistic Risk Assessment Fact Sheet Bayesian Networks: Decision Support for Complex Systems Sodium System and Component Reliability Database (NaSCoRD)
Identifying potential human errors and systematically estimating the probability of those errors occurring as a step toward estimating a system’s total risk.
Investigating the effects of fire on a variety of nuclear energy applications and components including cables and electric circuits, shipping casks, spent fuel assembly, and liquid sodium. Fire Science fact sheet
Developing and applying technology to assure the safe transportation of radioactive and hazardous materials. Transportation Safety Fact Sheet RADTRAN Fact Sheet
Assessing the uncertainty present in any complex problem is an essential part of its analysis and is many times required by major US and international regulatory agencies. Uncertainty Analysis Fact Sheet
Risk and Safety Assessments are used in many applications to help people understand the consequences from a set of actions and the probability they will occur. Policy and decision makers rely on techniques like these to inform their processes, including when outcomes are uncertain. At Sandia National Laboratories, we have world class leaders in risk [...]