News from ETSON and its members*
|17 Aug 2020 | GRS |||Covid-19 vs. Nuclear Safety
In a recent virtual workshop of the European Technical Safety Organisations Network (ETSON), nuclear safety experts of the network´s member organisations explored the consequences of the current Covid-19 pandemic for nuclear safety and discussed respective countermeasures.
|30 Apr 2020 | ENEA |||PERSEO separate effect test facility to characterize full scale heat transfer in in-pool heat exchanger for decay heat removal
PERSEO is a full scale facility aimed at studying a new passive decay heat removal system operating in natural circulation.
|30 Apr 2020 | ENEA |||Gas content analysis in saturated-unsaturated transition area
Unexpected methane and CO2 releases from the ground and noble and conventional gases in groundwater could be favored by stress produced by geological and seismic phenomena.
|30 Apr 2020 | ENEA |||Thermal-hydraulic experimental activities at SIET Laboratories
SIET S.p.A. is a small joint-stock company with public and private capital, ENEA is the main shareholder.
|30 Apr 2020 | ENEA |||New Bologna Science Park: ECMWF, Leonardo HPC and ENEA
Thanks to funding from the Emilia Romagna Region, a new Science Park is under development in the outskirts of Bologna to host several scientific and technological agencies and institutions of national and international relevance.
|16 Jan 2020 | NRA |||A Method for Evaluating the Maximum Tsunami Wave Pressure on Seawalls
The seawall is one of the main coastal protection structures against tsunamis. Estimating tsunami wave pressures on a structure is quite important when designing seawalls.
|16 Jan 2020 | NRA |||A novel method for trace determination of uranium
Uranium is an important nuclear material and contaminant with respect to the sites of uranium mining and whole nuclear facilities.
|16 Jan 2020 | NRA |||Effects of Neutron Irradiation on Concrete Strength
The regulatory guide for reviewing the licensee's technical report for the extension of the operating period of commercial power reactors, enacted in November 2013, requires evaluation of the proof stress of the concrete structures of nuclear power plants operated for more than 40 years if the neutron fluence exceeds or may exceed a certain limit where neutron irradiation affects the concrete strength.
|16 Jan 2019 | NRA |||PRA research activities for a new inspection program
A new risk-informed and performance-based inspection program will be enacted from April 2020. A part of this program builds on the information obtained from a probabilistic risk assessment (PRA).
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