- SAPHIRE documentation has been prepared for its sponsor, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and is available at their website:
- SAPHIRE 8 Volumes 1-7 (NUREG/CR-7039)
- SAPHIRE 7 Volumes 1-7 (NUREG/CR-6952)
SAPHIRE Users Group Training Course Dates
All courses are offered subject to seating availability. Contact us for availability.
SAPHIRE Training (February 25 - 27, 2020) potentially in Pasadena, CA. Send email for information. Training Course Details
In addition to providing the SAPHIRE software and support, the SAPHIRE Users Group offers a comprehensive training course on the operation of the software. Interspaced with details on usage of the software, we provide instruction on the theory behind many of the analysis aspects of fault tree and event tree development.
The SAPHIRE Basics course is offered in Idaho Falls on a periodic basis. Alternatively, if your organization has five or more students you may elect to conduct a training session tailored exclusively for your organization, with the class taught at your facility. Other User Group training sessions will be conducted at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory facilities in Idaho.
For classes taught in Idaho Falls, the course costs $1,000 per person for SAPHIRE User Group members ($1,800 for non-Users Group members).
For inquiries on training dates and costs associated with a course at your facility, please contact:
Curtis Smith at (208) 526-9804 email: Curtis.Smith@inl.gov
Jim Knudsen at (208) 526-6432 email: James.Knudsen@inl.gov
Agenda for the SAPHIRE Basics course
1.Introduction 2.SAPHIRE Database Concepts 3.SAPHIRE Menu Structure 4.Building Event Trees 5.Building Fault Trees 6.Basic Event Information 7.Graphical Output 8.Generating Fault Tree Cut SetsDay 2
9.Quantifying Fault Tree Cut Sets 10.Fault Tree Uncertainty Analysis 11.Fault Tree Importance Analysis 12.Reporting Information 13.Linking Event Trees 14.Generating Event Tree Cut Sets 15.Sequence Uncertainty Analysis 16.Sequence Importance AnalysisDay 3
17.Reporting Sequence Results 18.Fault Tree and Event Tree Sensitivity Analysis 19.Using Database Files 20.Linking Rules 21.Post Processing Rules 22.End State Analysis Other topics that may be included if time/pace allows:   - User-Defined Model Types   - Large Event Tree Methodology