Superseded Standard

IEEE 344-2004

IEEE Recommended Practice for Seismic Qualification of Class 1E Equipment for Nuclear Power Generating Stations

Revision of IEEE Std 344-1987 Recommended practices are provided for establishing procedures that will yield data to demonstrate that the Class 1E equipment can meet its performance requirements during and/or following one safe shutdown earthquake event preceded by a number of operating basis earthquake events. This recommended practice may be used to establish tests, analyses, or experienced based evaluations that will yield data to demonstrate Class 1E equipment performance claims or to evaluate and verify performance of devices and assemblies as part of an overall qualification effort. Common methods currently in use for seismic qualification by test are presented. Two approaches to seismic analysis are described, one based on dynamic analysis and the other on static coefficient analysis. Two approaches to experienced-based seismic evaluation are described, one based on earthquake experience and the other based on test experience.

Sponsor Committee
PE/NPE - Nuclear Power Engineering
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Status
Superseded Standard
PAR Approval
2004-12-08
Superseded by
344-2013
Superseding
344-1987
Board Approval
2004-12-08
History
ANSI Approved:
2005-05-12
Published:
2005-06-08
Reaffirmed:
2009-09-11

Additional Resources

Interpretation
344-2004_interp.pdf

Working Group Details

Society
IEEE Power and Energy Society
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Sponsor Committee
PE/NPE - Nuclear Power Engineering
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Working Group
WG_2.5 - Working Group on Seismic Qualification
IEEE Program Manager
Christian Orlando
Contact
Working Group Chair
James Parello
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IEEE/IEC International Standard - Nuclear facilities - Equipment important to safety - Seismic qualification

This International Standard describes methods for establishing seismic qualification procedures that will yield quantitative data to demonstrate that the equipment can meet its performance requirements. This document is applicable to electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and control equipment/components that are used in nuclear facilities. This document provides methods and documentation requirements for seismic qualification of equipment to verify the equipment's ability to perform its specified performance requirements during and/or after specified seismic demands. This document does not specify seismic demand or performance requirements. Other aspects, relating to quality assurance, selection of equipment, and design and modification of systems, are not part of this document. As seismic qualification is only a part of equipment qualification, this document is used in conjunction with IEC/IEEE 60780-323. The seismic qualification demonstrates equipment's ability to perform its safety function(s) during and/or after the time it is subjected to the forces resulting from at least one safe shutdown earthquake (SSE/S2). This ability is demonstrated by taking into account, prior to the SSE/S2, the ageing of equipment and the postulated occurrences of a given number of lower intensity operating basis earthquake (OBE/S1). Ageing phenomena to be considered, if specified in the design specification, are those which could increase the vulnerability of equipment to vibrations caused by an SSE/S2.

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344-1971

IEEE Trial-Use Guide for Seismic Qualification of Class I Electric Equipment for Nuclear Power Generating Stations

This guide provides direction for establishing procedures that will yield data which verify that the Class I electric equipment can meet its performance requirements during and following a design basis earthquake. This guide may be used by equipment manufactures to establish procedures that will yield data to substantiate performance claims or by equipment users to evaluate and verify performance of representative devices and assemblies as part of an overall qualification efforts.

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344-1975

IEEE Recommended Practices for Seismic Qualification of Class 1E Equipment for Nuclear Power Generating Stations

These recommended practices provide direction for establishing procedures that will yield data which verify that the class 1E equipment can meet its performance requirements during and following on SSE (safe shutdown earthquake) preceded by a number of OBEs (operating basis earthquakes). This document maybe used by equipment manufactures to establish procedures that will yield data to substantiate performance claims or by equipment users to evaluate and verify performance of representative devices and assemblies as part of an overall qualification effort.

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344-2013

IEEE Standard for Seismic Qualification of Equipment for Nuclear Power Generating Stations

Practices are provided for establishing procedures that will yield data to demonstrate that the equipment can meet its performance requirements during and/or following one safe shutdown earthquake event preceded by a number of operating basis earthquake events. This standard may be used to establish tests, analyses, or experienced-based evaluations that will yield data to demonstrate equipment performance claims or to evaluate and verify performance of devices and assemblies as part of an overall qualification effort. Common methods currently in use for seismic qualification by test are presented. Two approaches to seismic analysis are described, one based on dynamic analysis and the other on static coefficient analysis. Two approaches to experienced-based seismic evaluation are described, one based on earthquake experience and the other based on test experience.

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