This is the first edition of CSA N290.0, General requirements for safety systems of nuclear power plants. This Standard is one of a series of standards on reactor control systems, safety systems, and instrumentation for nuclear power plants.
This Standard covers the design, qualification, installation, operation <(>,<)> maintenance, inspection, and documentation of the safety systems for a water-cooled nuclear power plant.
This Standard provides the general requirements for the safety systems. This Standard is a companion document of CSA N290.2 and N290.3, which outline specific requirements.
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