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Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - June 2012

June 2012

Review of Electrical System Configuration Management, Safety Instrumented System Commercial Grade Dedication, Setpoint Calculations, and Software Testing at the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building Project

The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of selected aspects of the Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), Waste Solidification Building (WSB) Project. The purpose of these reviews was to assess the adequacy of the contractor’s follow-up to previously identified opportunities for improvement, and to provide feedback to the WSB Project design engineers on the adequacy of their processes and products for calculating Safety Instrumented System (SIS) setpoints and developing SIS software testing procedures.

The independent review was conducted during the periods April 23-26 and May 3-5, 2012, by Independent Oversight in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration, NA-266, WSB Integrated Project Division.