EXCEL and Southern Team to Develop the Design Basis Retrievability (DBR) Process
Across the industry, subject matter experts are retiring and there is less career specialization among new engineers. This can make retrieving design basis information difficult and time consuming. EXCEL has performed a Design Basis Retrievability (DBR) project for Southern Nuclear Operating Company to address this problem. The DBR process takes each statement of fact in the Technical Specifications and Bases and hyperlinks them to the applicable references so that it can be retrieved with little effort. Where the reference is a complex calculation or propriety documents, EXCEL produced summary documents to identify critical input and output information and other supporting references. In addition to performing the research to create the links, EXCEL developed the procedures and processes. Southern’s situation is not unique and EXCEL can apply this process to other utilities to improve their knowledge management.
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