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This is the first edition of CSA N290.15, Requirements for the safe operating envelope of nuclear power plants. This Standard provides requirements for the definition, implementation, and maintenance of the safe operating envelope at nuclear power plants. In addition, guidance material for existing CANDU nuclear power plants has been provided in Annex A to support the requirements.
This Standard outlines a consensus approach to defining, implementing, and maintaining the safe operating envelope (SOE) at operating nuclear power plants.
This Standard applies to any nuclear power plant. Additional guidance is provided in Annex A for existing CANDU nuclear power plants.
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