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22 Sep 2021 | SSTC NRS | Training, Professional Development, Experience Exchange: Preconditions for Efficient Performance in the Field of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Newspicture Training, Professional Development, Experience Exchange: Preconditions for Efficient Performance in the Field of Nuclear and Radiation Safety

According to the management of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS), training and improvement of knowledge and skills are not only current requirements, but also an integral part of daily activity. Being guided by this paradigm, SSTC NRS actively develops the popular work area such as education and training for experts of institutions and organizations acting in the field of nuclear energy and participates in various domestic and international educational projects.

22 Sep 2021 | Jacobs | Multi-dimensional testing aims to bridge knowledge gaps, improve operational availability and safety of nuclear plant Newspicture Multi-dimensional testing aims to bridge knowledge gaps, improve operational availability and safety of nuclear plant

Jacobs is embarking on a programme of advanced structural integrity testing that will give a better understanding of the fatigue behaviour of real plant components in light water power reactors.

22 Sep 2021 | Vuje | HYDROGEN CONCENTRATION MEASURING SYSTEM (HCMS) Newspicture HYDROGEN CONCENTRATION MEASURING SYSTEM (HCMS)

Hydrogen Concentration Measurement System (HCMS) of 3rd generation for NPPs operating with VVER-440, VVER-1000 reactor types, designed and qualified for LOCA and severe accidents.

22 Sep 2021 | Jacobs | SIAL® makes waste encapsulation better for the environment Newspicture SIAL® makes waste encapsulation better for the environment

Radioactive waste often has to be encapsulated for long-term storage. Usually, it’s placed in a steel drum that is filled with cement. But now there is a lower cost and more environmentally friendly option: SIAL®, a geopolymer encapsulation technology developed by Jacobs.

30 Aug 2021 | PSI | Safely stored PSI Newspicture Safely stored for a million years

Switzerland plans to construct an underground repository for its radioactive waste by 2050. Three sites are under consideration. Researchers at PSI are providing data that will help in determining which is most suitable.

30 Aug 2021 | ENEA | Noble gas sampling in air and subsurface using ultra low background high purity germanium newspicture Noble gas sampling in air and subsurface using ultra low background high purity germanium

Instead of automated sampling for noble gases and analysing stations, manual system can be used to better accommodate costs for the equipment and flexibility of usage. One of this system has been developed by the Traceability Laboratory at the ENEA Research center of Brasimone, which was specially designed in order to keep the sampling equipment separate from the processing and measurement.

30 Aug 2021 | SEC NRS Ural Interregional Territorial Department of Rostechnadzor for supervision of nuclear and radiation Safety confirmed readiness to operate the Cyclotron Centre for Nuclear Medicine

For the period from 12th to 16th of July 2021, Ural Interregional Territorial Department of  Rostechnadzor for supervision of nuclear and radiation safety carried out an inspection of the completed construction of Cyclotron Centre for Nuclear Medicine with proton accelerator

30 Aug 2021 | PSI | Chimia psi newspicture CHIMIA: Radiochemistry in Switzerland

An issue of Chimia was published about the status of radiochemistry research in Switzerland.

30 Aug 2021 | ENEA | Analyses of the capability of ASTEC code to simulate SMR phenomena in DBA and BDBA scenarios newspiture Analyses of the capability of ASTEC code to simulate SMR phenomena in DBA and BDBA scenarios

In the framework of the NUGENIA TA2 ASCOM collaborative project, the analyses of the capability of ASTEC code to simulate SMR phenomena/processes in DBA and postulated BDBA scenarios are currently under investigation.The current status of the activity is here summarized.

30 Aug 2021 | SEC NRS Bangladesh Delegation Visits Rostechnadzor

On August 16, 2021, as part of the visit of the high-level delegation of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Russia, Ziaul Hasan, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Bangladesh, Haque Md. Muzammel, Chairman of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA), and Akbar Mohammad Shawkat, Director of Rooppur NPP Project, the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), visited Rostechnadzor to discuss licensing issues in the implementation of the Rooppur NPP construction project

30 Aug 2021 | SEC NRS Coordination Meeting between Rostechnadzor and Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority

Rostechnadzor and the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) held a coordination meeting via videoconference on August 11, 2021.

30 Aug 2021 | SEC NRS | The 100th issue of the "Nuclear and Radiation Safety" Periodical newspicture The 100th issue of the "Nuclear and Radiation Safety" Periodical

Issue No.2 of 2021 of the "Nuclear and Radiation Safety" Periodical has come out to become the one hundredth jubilee issue since the year of foundation 1998.

30 Aug 2021 | SEC NRS | Calculator SEC NRS Newspicture Registration by Rospatent of the Computer Code "Calculator of Radiation and Thermophysical Characteristics of Spent Nuclear Fuel (v2.0)" and the Database "Database for Radiation and Thermophysical Characteristics of Spent Nuclear Fuel (v2.0)"

The Computer Code "Calculator of Radiation and Thermophysical Characteristics of Spent Nuclear Fuel (v2.0)" was introduced into the Registry of Computer Codes under the registry No. 2021617328 dated of 13.05.2021.

22 Jul 2021 | LEI | Women in Fusion Event during FEC2020 provides honest views and concrete proposals to improve gender equity in fusion newspicture Women in Fusion Event during FEC2020 provides honest views and concrete proposals to improve gender equity in fusion

Women in Fusion Side Event, was held on Wednesday 12 May during the IAEA FEC2020 virtual conference. A group of women panellists, ranging from the highly experienced to newly coined PhDs, discussed the challenges of having a successful career in nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, a mainly male-dominated field.

22 Jul 2021 | LEI | International cooperation in the development of models for severe accident analysis in VVER-1000 newspicture International cooperation in the development of models for severe accident analysis in VVER-1000

To assist the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) in preparation of means for Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMG) validation the project financed by the European Commission through the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC) Action Programme 2015 has been performed in 2017 – 2021 by an international project team led by LEI. The main goal was the development and validation of VVER-1000 models for Ukrainian NPP using MELCOR code by Ukrainian technical support organisation.

 

 

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