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EUROSAFE 2017

6 & 7 November 2017
Paris, France

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The EUROSAFE News features contributions provided by its members on current projects, scientific or technical issues and ongoing developments in the field of nuclear safety, nuclear waste management and radiological protection as well as on respective events. In addition, it also serves as a platform for information on the activities of the European Technical Safety Organisations Network (ETSON).

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A steam explosion is an energetic fuel coolant interaction process, which may occur during a severe reactor accident when the molten core comes into contact with the coolant water. An important condition for the occurrence of a strong steam explosion is the initial coarse premixing of the melt and water. In nuclear reactor safety analyses, steam explosions are primarily considered in the melt jet-water pool configuration, where, due to the melt jet fragmentation, the required premixture is efficiently produced. In stratified melt-water configuration, i.e. molten corium layer below water

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NUSHARE is a FP7 project implementing a European Education, Training and Information initiative proposed by the Commissioner for Research and Innovation and the Commissioner for Energy after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March 2011 (Fukushima).

Its main objective is to develop and implement education, training and information programmes strengthening competences required for achieving excellence in nuclear safety culture. Particular attention is being paid to lessons learned from stress tests conducted on all EU nuclear Power Plants in response to the Fukushima

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One of the most important tasks during the outage in a Nuclear Power Plant is the replacement of spent-uranium fuel assemblies with fresh ones. Each year around fifty of the 121 elements are replaced in the Krško NPP, while the rest are reallocated. The parameters of the new reactor core are determined with nuclear core design calculations and have to be experimentally verified during the reactor start-up. For accurate determination of these characteristics, a device for measuring reactivity is needed.

The key tool for the performance of zero-power physics (start-up) tests at the

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An experiment on hydrogen deflagration with upward flame propagation in a homogeneous air-steam-...

The creation of the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN, 2003) and gradual structuration of...

After the Three-Mile-Island nuclear accident in 1979, the training of NPP operators focused on...

The upcoming ETSON Junior Staff Programme (EJSP) Summer Workshop 2017 will be hosted by the...

The conference of the Nuclear Society of Slovenia is an international annual meeting of...

In the Laboratory for Thermal Hydraulics at PSI, a fundamental research of boiling using highly-...

1. BWR Stability Analysis: the Art of Simulating Complex Dynamic BehaviouR...

The long-lived nuclide 79Se plays a key role in safety assessments for underground...

About

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„EUROSAFE“ is a global and European initiative aimed at promoting the convergence of technical nuclear safety practices in Europe. It is formed and managed by the EUROSAFE partners Amec Foster Wheeler (United Kingdom), Bel V (Belgium), CSN (Spain), CV REZ (Czech Republic), MTA EK (Hungary), GRS (Germany), ANVS (The Netherlands), INRNE BAS (Bulgaria), IRSN (France), NRA (Japan), JSI (Slovenia), LEI (Lithuania), PSI (Switzerland), SSM (Sweden), SEC NRS (Russia), SSTC NRS (Ukraine), VTT (Finland), VUJE (Slovakia), a group of technical safety organisations (TSOs) and European regulatory bodies with nuclear safety expertise and competent in nuclear safety assessments, that create the EUROSAFE Association and the Programme Committee. Some of these organisations are also members of ETSON, the European Technical Safety Organisations Network.

With a view to promoting the formation of a European scientific and technical network in the field of nuclear safety, the EUROSAFE Association has the following objectives:

  • to form a suitable forum for exchanges on analyses and R&D in the field of nuclear safety,to share experiences, and to exchange technical and scientific opinions,
  • to contribute to fostering the convergence of technical nuclear safety practices in Europe,
  • to further the definition and the implementation of nuclear safety research programmes.

The partners are aware that a high level of nuclear safety and radiation protection is a priority for the countries of Europe; they

  • recognise the reinforcement of the European dimension in the technical, economical and societal challenges which nuclear safety has to face,
  • take note that nuclear safety expertise plays a major role in contributing to the attainment and maintenance of a high level of nuclear safety and radiation protection,
  • acknowledge that the organisations competent in nuclear safety expertise develop appropriate approaches to safety issues as part of their assessments and research activities,
  • recognise the need for increased co-operation and reinforced sharing of experience between organisations competent in nuclear safety expertise.

The EUROSAFE Forums

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The EUROSAFE Forum is an international conference on nuclear safety and security, radioactive waste management and radiological protection. Since 1999, this event brings together representatives of organisations specialised in nuclear and radiological safety techniques, research institutes, power utilities, industry, public authorities and non-governmental organisations to inform about and discuss current developments and achievements in these topics.

Nuclear energy contributes approximately one third of European electricity production. A high level of nuclear safety is a priority for the countries of Europe. The technical safety organisations play an important role in contributing to that objective through appropriate approaches to major safety issues as part of their assessments and research activities.

The challenges to nuclear safety are increasingly international. Changes in underlying technologies such as instrumentation and control, the impact of electricity market deregulation, demands for improved safety, the ageing of nuclear facilities, waste management, maintaining and improving scientific and technical knowledge and the need for greater transparency - these are all issues where the value of an international approach is gaining increasing recognition.

The development of the European Union including its 2004 enlargement will also require closer collaboration between technical safety organisations and even more convergence in European nuclear safety practices. EUROSAFE aims to respond to these needs by offering a European forum for information on and discussion of important nuclear safety issues.

The EUROSAFE Tribune

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From 2001 until 2016, GRS and IRSN published the magazine "EUROSAFE Tribune". Twice a year, this publication provided readers with articles about key issues in the world of nuclear safety and radiological protection, focusing alternately on the respective EUROSAFE Forum´s main subject and special topics.

 

Cover Tribune 29

 

  • # 6 Man-Technology-Organisation – The Safety Trilogy
  • # 5 Decision Making – A Stakeholder Involvement Issue
  • # 4 Decommissioning – The Need for a Holistic Approach
  • # 3 Convergence of Safety Practices
  • # 2 Safety of Reactor Low-Power and Shutdown States
  • # 1 Management of Nuclear Risks