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Hartlepool Power Station - SBI10 Emergency Equipment

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to undertake compliance inspection activities at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited's (NGL's) Hartlepool power station in line with the ONR's planned inspection programme contained in the Hartlepool Integrated Intervention Strategy (IIS) for 2016/17.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

We performed a system based inspection (SBI) to confirm the implementation of safety claims made against the Station's emergency equipment. This inspection was undertaken by the ONR site inspector, with technical support provided by a control and instrumentation specialist. During this intervention we examined the Licence's compliance with the following licence conditions (LCs):

LC 34 (leakage and escape of radioactive materials) was not included in the SBI as we judged that it was not applicable to this system. Compliance with LC 27 was also not included because we did not consider that the emergency equipment sampled meets the definition of safety mechanisms devices and circuits (SMDC) contained within NS-INSP-GD-027.

The intervention was performed in line with ONR's guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

The emergency equipment was judged to adequately meet the requirements of the facility's safety case.

Key Findings, Inspector's Opinions and Reasons for Judgements Made

Conclusion of Intervention

There are no findings from this inspection that could significantly undermine nuclear safety and no change is necessary to the planned interventions and inspections at Hartlepool as a result.

Section 4 of this report identifies the issues raised during this intervention. These issues will be entered onto the ONR Issues Database in order to monitor station's action to address them. ONR will monitor progress with addressing these issues through normal regulatory business.