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Over the years, a number of papers have been published in various periodicals and conference proceedings on use of the SQUG method.  These papers provide additional background and details on this innovative method for seismic qualification of equipment.

 

1.      “The Evolution of the Seismic Qualification Utility Group Methodology for Assessing Seismic Adequacy of Nuclear Plant Equipment,” by W. R. Schmidt (MPR), Neil P. Smith (ComEd), and R. P. Kassawara (EPRI), Proceedings of the American Power Conference, Chicago, IL, April 13 – 15, 1992.

 

2.      “Overview of SQUG generic implementation procedure (GIP),” by R. G. Starck (MPR) and G. G. Thomas (S&A), Nuclear Engineering and Design 123 (1990) 225-231, North-Holland, Amsterdam.

 

3.      “Use of Seismic Experience Data for Evaluation of New and Replacement Equipment,” by S. P. Harris (EQE) and R. K. Hanneman (WEP), Current Issues Related to Nuclear Power Plant Structures, Equipment and Piping, Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium by North Carolina State University, December 1992.

 

4.      “Application of the GIP Methodology to Demonstrate Seismic Adequacy of New and Replacement Equipment and Parts in USI A-46 Plants,” by P. J. Butler (MPR), S. J. Eder (EQE), R. P. Kassawara (EPRI), ASME PVP-Vol. 275-2, Seismic Engineering Volume 2, Presented at the 1994 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, June 19 – 23, 1994.

 

5.      “The Training of Utility Engineers for Nuclear Plant Seismic Evaluation for USI A-46 and Seismic IPEEE,” by D. A. Freed (MPR), R. P. Kassawara (EPRI), W. R. Schmidt (MPR), N. P. Smith (ComEd).

 

6.      “Seismic Functionality of Essential Relays in Operating Nuclear Plants,” by W. Schmidt (MPR) and R. Kassawara (EPRI), Nuclear Engineering and Design 107 (1988) 43-50, North-Holland, Amsterdam.

 

7.      “Future Direction for the Use of Earthquake Experience Data,” by S. J. Eder (EQE), R. P. Kassawara (EPRI), and N. P. Smith (ComEd), 4/26/1994, American Power Conference.

 

8.      “Use of Experience-Based Seismic Qualification Methods or Advanced Light Water Reactor Equipment and Distribution Systems,” by R. P. Kassawara (ARC), P. W. Hayes (MPR), K. Merz (EQE), and P. Ibanez (ANCO).

 

9.      “Implementation of Experience-Based Seismic Equipment Qualification in the ASME-QME Standard: Historical Perspective,” by T. Adams (S&A), presented at the 8th NRC/ASME Symposium on Valve and Pump Testing, July 12 – 14, 2004, Washington, DC.

 

10.   “Implementation of Experience-Based Seismic Equipment Qualification in the ASME-QME Standard: The Overall Technical Basis,” by R. Starck (MPR), presented at the 8th NRC/ASME Symposium on Valve and Pump Testing, July 12 – 14, 2004, Washington, DC.

 

11.   “Implementation of Experience-Based Seismic Equipment Qualification in the ASME-QME Standard: Procedure for Database Ground Motion Derivation,” by K. Campbell (ABS Consulting), C. Munson (NRC), P. Baughman (ABS Consulting), and J. Richards (Duke Energy), presented at the 8th NRC/ASME Symposium on Valve and Pump Testing, July 12 – 14, 2004, Washington, DC.

 

12.   “Implementation of Experience-Based Seismic Equipment Qualification in the ASME-QME Standard: Equipment Class Database Size Requirements,” by K. Merz (ABS Consulting), D. Moore (Southern Nuclear), G. Antaki (WSRC), presented at the 8th NRC/ASME Symposium on Valve and Pump Testing, July 12 – 14, 2004, Washington, DC.

 

 

Last Updated: 5/8/2018

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