The safety and security of NPP operation must be ensured at all times. Therefore it is necessary to prove that systems, structures and components comply with national and international safety and security standards and to ensure safe and reliable plant operation.
With TÜV SÜD as an impartial partner authorities gain support with assessment of NPP maintenance concepts for accuracy and compliance as well as advisory for the set up and application of ageing management to ensure that all safety and security requirements are fulfilled. During plant operation we help developers and operators to avoid and mitigate future operating problems through safety assessments, documentation review and guidance, and in-service inspections.
Our services at a glance
Functional test / in-service inspection
TÜV SÜD reviews the test specifications, manages in-service inspections and tests, and evaluates the test results.
We provide assessment of NPP maintenance concepts for accuracy and compliance, ongoing verification of concepts after modifications, and supervision of functional tests taking into account risk-informed approaches.
Integrated plant inspection
Our experts inspect the overall plant as well as special facilities, discussing any irregularities with the operator to determine subsequent strategies.
We assess the evaluation, root cause analysis and prevention measures generated by operators to confirm that they are correct, plausible and appropriate.
We review the correct evaluation and modification after notices from external reporting systems.
TÜV SÜD provides advisory for the set up and application of ageing management, which covers aging of components or buildings, fatigue assessment and decisions regarding replacement.
We accompany operators during the set up and application of safety management, and assist in an advisory role.
Our services include safety assessments of core design, inspection of core loading, and inspection and assessment of new fuel elements and fuel element manufacturing.
We support cold and hot commissioning with review of test specifications set by the operators.
TÜV SÜD reviews and consults on operational procedures and documentation containing all general provisions for plant operation including severe accident management guidelines.
Your benefits at a glance
Minimise risk – by consulting TÜV SÜD to identify risks during NPP operation and focus on solutions to ensure the lowest possible risk.
Benefit from complete solutions – with our one-stop service that covers the entire plant lifecycle to help meet regulatory requirements for safe and secure operation.
Gain an expert partner – with the capabilities of almost 1,000 highly qualified nuclear experts.
Access global support – with TÜV SÜD’s expert staff in numerous international markets, providing in-depth local knowledge and best practices.