Programmable digital devices in safety-related systems of nuclear power plants; Quality (ICS code(s): 03.120); Nuclear power plants. Safety (ICS code(s): 27.120.20); IT applications in other fields (ICS code(s): 35.240.99)
Draft Regulatory Guide: Criteria for Programmable Digital Devices in Safety-Related Systems of Nuclear Power Plants; (2 page(s), in English)
Proposed guide; request for comment - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1374, "Criteria for Programmable Digital Devices in Safety-Related Systems of Nuclear Power Plants." This DG is proposed Revision 4 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.152, "Criteria for Use of Computers in Safety Systems of Nuclear Power Plants." DG-1374 describes an approach that is acceptable to the NRC staff to meet regulatory requirements for promoting high functional reliability, design quality, and a secure development and operational environment (SDOE) for the use of programmable digital devices (PDDs) in the safety-related systems of nuclear power generating stations.