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Newest Russian icebreaker ready to hit the ice
The Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika. Photo: Rosatom
The Arktika, Russia’s latest nuclear-powered icebreaker, sailed from the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg last week, bound for the Murmansk seaport. The voyage is scheduled to take approximately two weeks, during which time the vessel will be tested “in ice conditions,” according to Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned atomic energy corporation.
Lalit Singh, Hitesh Rajput
Nuclear Technology | Volume 195 | Number 3 | September 2016 | Pages 301-309
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT15-151
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Verification of safety is a key activity in designing safety critical systems. The objective of safety verification is to avoid unacceptable risk of damage to public health or property or physical injury by any means. To ensure the goals of safety, these systems must reach a safe state for the occurrence of any failure. There is a need to verify the design of such systems to identify and overcome the probable risks, if any. This paper presents a case for safety verification of the main steam system of a nuclear reactor. The technique shown is based on Petri nets, to model and analyze the safety critical computer-based systems for safety verification. The paper further argues that the proposed technique is beneficial in improving faulty design.