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[Seminar] Licensing Modernization Project: A Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Approach to Designing and Licensing Advanced Non-Light Water Reactor Plants

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Karl N. Fleming
KNF Consulting Services LLC


The Licensing Modernization Project (LMP) is an industry led and Nuclear Regulatory Commission endorsed methodology to establish the safety case for licensing advanced non-LWR nuclear power plants.  The LMP methodology is risk-informed in the sense that information from a technology and design specific Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) is used together with deterministic safety principles to support design and licensing decisions.  It is performance-based in the sense that it uses measurable and quantifiable metrics for use in developing requirements to ensure the reliability and capability of structures, systems, and components in the performance of safety functions.  The method includes evaluation criteria for establishing the adequacy of defense-in-depth.


Mr. Fleming is a pioneer in the development and application of PRA technology.  His methods and data analysis for the PRA modeling of common cause failures including the Beta Factor and Multiple Greek Letter methods are products of his early work.  He has extensive experience in performing and directing major PRA projects on High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors and Pressurized Water Reactors.  He was the principal author of the LMP guidance documents including NEI 18-04.  Mr. Fleming is Chair of the ASME/ANS Joint Committee on Nuclear Risk Management Working Group on Advanced Non-LWRs which is responsible for the PRA Standard ASME/ANS RA-S-1.4-2021.  He was inducted to the National Academy of Engineering in 2020 and became an ANS Fellow in 2018.


Thursday, February 4. 2021
4:00 pm seminar



February 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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