EUROSAFE Forum 2015

The EUROSAFE Forum 2015 took place on 2nd and 3rd November 2015 in Brussels, Belgium with 250 participants.

It's topic was "Implementing the 2014 European directive: nuclear safety and security challenges ahead".

Monday, 2 November 2015


Benoît De Boeck, General Manager of Bel V

Europe needs more technical convergence in its nuclear safety and radiation protection practice at national level
Jacques Repussard (IRSN, France - ETSON)

Implementing the highest nuclear safety standards in Europe: challenges and opportunities
Gerassimos Thomas (European Commission)

Safety improvements implemented in the nuclear regulatory world after Fukushima
Antonio Munuera (CSN, Spain)

A strong link between nuclear safety and security: a challenge for a nuclear operator
Pierre Doumont (Engie, Belgium)


Comparative Analysis of Deterministic and Probabilistic Fracture Mechanical Assessment Tools
K. Heckmann (GRS), Q. Saifi (VTT)

Presentation - Winner of the ETSON Award

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Nuclear Installation Safety - Assessment

Chairpersons: Igor Le Bars (IRSN), Eugenijus Uspuras (LEI), Timo Vanttola (VTT)

French post-fukushima complementary assessments – General approach and resulting safety improvements for the high flux reactor located in Grenoble
E. Grolleau (IRSN)

Lessons learned on probabilistic methodology for precursor analyses
A. Wielenberg, S. Babst, G. Gänssmantel (GRS)

Influence of ZnB on the core cooling in the event of loss of coolant accidents
S. Palazzo (GRS)

New guidelines on safety demonstration and specific external hazards
R. Klein Meulekamp, N. Hakimi (FANC), D. Gryffroy, P. De Gelder (Bel V)

Safety assessment of Wendelstein 7-X Experimental Nuclear Fusion facility in the case of LOCAs
A. Kaliatka, E. Uspuras, S. Rimkevicius (LEI)

Nuclear Installation Safety - Research

Chairpersons: Andreas Schaffrath (GRS), Jean-Claude Micaelli (IRSN), Vincent Deledicque (Bel V), Peter Líska (VUJE)

ETSON views on R&D priorities for implementation of the 2014 Euratom Directive on safety of nuclear installations
J.-P. Van Dorsselaere (IRSN), M. Adorni (Bel V), L. Cizelj (JSI), M. Hrehor (CV Rez), P. Liska (VUJE), S. Power (AMEC), E.K. Puska (VTT), A. Schaffrath (GRS), A. Shanchuk (SSTC-NRS), E. Uspuras (LEI), D. Vinh (PSI), Y. Yamamoto (NRA)

System codes improvements for modelling passive safety systems and their validation
S. Buchholz, D. von der Cron, A. Schaffrath (GRS)

ALLEGRO project
B. Hatala, P. Darilek, R. Zajac, M. Lackova (VUJE)

Assessement of CATHARE 3D code in predicting the mixing phenomenon in PWR reactor pressure vessel downcomer
A. Bousbia Salah, J. Vlassenbroeck (Bel V)

IRSN views and perspectives on in-vessel melt retention strategy for severe accident mitigation
F. Fichot, J.-M. Bonnet, B. Chaumont (IRSN)

Radiation protection, environment and emergency preparedness

Chairpersons: Gunter Pretzsch (GRS), Didier Degueldre (Bel V), Jean-François Lecomte (IRSN)

Belgian class II nuclear facilities such as irradiators and accelerators : Regulatory body attention points and operating experience feedback
E. Minne, F. Schmitz, C. Mommaert, C. Peters, G. Cortenbosch (Bel V), P. Carlier (FANC)

Simulation of the Occupational Radiation Dose Caused by Contamination of Primary Circuit Media in Pressurized Water Reactors
G. Bruhn, A. Artmann, S. Schneider (GRS) E. Strub (University Cologne)

New ICRP publication 126 on radon exposure
J. F. Lecomte (IRSN), S. Solomon (ARPANSA), J. Takala (CAMECO), T. Jung (BFS), P. Strand (NRPA), Ch. Murith (FCRP), S. Kiselev (BFMBC), W. Zhuo (Fudan University/IRM), F. Shannoun (WHO), A. Janssens (EC)

ESOREX-Platform project: a European Platform for Occupational Radiation Exposure
J. Feuardent, P. Scanff, E. Vial, A. Rannou (IRSN)

State-of-the-art atmospheric radioactivity dispersion modelling: Should the Gaussian Plume Model still be used?
C. Richter (GRS)

Verification of computational models used in SEC NRS for independent evaluation of safety parameters during SNF transport
A.M. Kirkin, A.V. Kuryndin, A.A. Stroganov, I.A. Lyashko, Y.V. Esareva, M.Y. Karyakin (SEC NRS)

Radiological accident analyses for deep geological repositories in Germany
S. Uhlmann (GRS)

Lessons learnt by IRSN about the involvement of experts toward the population in contaminated areas in the Fukushima prefecture
F. Rollinger, J.C. Gariel, F. Besnus, S. Charron, J.F. Lecomte (IRSN), J. Lochard, T. Schneider (CEPN)

Radiological Consequences of Fires in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
V. Bogorad, T. Lytvynska, I.Shevchenko, O. Dybach, O. Slepchenko, K. Gyban (SSTC NRS)

Development of a generic approach for the active dosimeters to be used by the emergency services during a radiological or nuclear emergency in Belgium
D. Degueldre (Bel V), C. Vandecasteele (FANC), L. Depuydt (General Directorate Crisis Centre)

Waste Management and Decommissioning & Dismantling

Chairpersons: F. Besnus (IRSN), J. Mönig (GRS)

A reverse method for the determination of the radiological inventory of irradiated graphite at reactor scale
B. Poncet (EDF/CIDEN), G. Nicaise (IRSN)

Investigating the sealing capacity of a seal system in rock salt (DOPAS project)
K. Jantschik, O. Czaikowski, H. Moog, K. Wieczorek (GRS)

Potential of muon flux density and electrical resistivity imageries for detecting and characterizing discontinuities in a clay medium at the Tournemire URL
N. Lesparre, J. Cabrera, C. Gélis, J. Marteau (IRSN)


Chairpersons: S. Rimkevicius (LEI), F. Besnus (IRSN)

Establishing decommissioning plans, managing the transition period between operation and decommissioning, and the decommissioning of the pool reactor THETIS in Ghent, Belgium
G. Cortenbosch et al.  (Bel V)

HAZOP application for the NPP decommissioning & dismantling projects
S. Rimkevicius, M. Vaisnoras, E. Babilas, E. Uspuras (LEI)

Security of nuclear installations and materials

Chairpersons: Wenzel Brücher (GRS), Jean Jalouneix (IRSN)

ENSRA, its organization and activities-title to be confirmed
Á. Vincze(ENSRA chair)

The output of the Swedish nuclear security exercise in the field of transport
S. Isaksson (IAEA)

The Belgian experience resulting from an IPPAS mission
M. Wyckmans (FANC)

The estimation of potential consequences from the sabotage of nuclear material transports
M. Doehler (GRS)

Balance between safety and security issues during a nuclear security emergency
J. Aurelle (IRSN)