General requirements for safety systems of nuclear power plants
This Standard applies to the design, qualification, installation, operation, maintenance, inspection, and documentation of the safety systems for new and existing water-cooled nuclear power plants.
Note: This Standard also applies to safety support systems as they relate to the safety systems covered by this Standard.
This Standard provides the general requirements for safety systems. This Standard is a companion document used in concert with CSA N290.1, CSA N290.2, and CSA N290.3, which outline system-specific requirements.
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
In this Standard, “shall be considered” or “shall consider” means that the user evaluates the impact and documents any decisions.
Note: Examples can include no action, operating procedures, and design features