Energy and Climate

Probabilistic Risk Assessment

Recent Sandia International Used Nuclear Fuel Management Collaborations

On December 15, 2014, in Energy, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy

During mid November, Evaristo (Tito) Bonano (senior manager of Sandia’s Advanced Nuclear Energy Group) and Sylvia Saltzstein (manager of Sandia’s Storage and Transportation Technologies Dept.) attended three meetings in Tokyo, Japan. The first two meetings focused on international R&D progress in storage and transportation of used nuclear fuel and were sponsored by the International Atomic […]

Cyber-Based Vulnerability Assessments

On August 21, 2012, in

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 […]

Severe Accident Modeling

On August 21, 2012, in

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

Probabilistic Risk Assessment

On August 21, 2012, in

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        

Human Reliability Assessment

On August 21, 2012, in

Identifying potential human errors and systematically estimating the probability of those errors occurring as a step toward estimating a system’s total risk.

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