Results 1 - 10 of 267
Results 1 - 10 of 267. Search took: 0.022 seconds
|Sort by: date | relevance|
[en] A significant number of nuclear power plants will have to be decommissioned over the next few years as a result of earlier and planned shut downs initiated by plant aging, political decisions and unfortunate events. The decommissioning process is challenging for all stakeholders due to uncertainties and risk associated with decisions on applied technologies, organisational changes, and management of human factors. In this study we investigated how concepts, enabled by advanced information technologies, can be applied for providing continuity between different phases of the decommissioning work process and life cycle of the installation, as well as stakeholders involved in on-going and future decommissioning projects.
[en] This paper sets out the findings of a two-year research project to explore the impact of nuclear security ‘train the- trainer’ professional development courses (PDCs). Drawing on extensive empirical fieldwork, the research identifies a number of lessons learned from the experience. These range from the challenges associated with integrating nuclear security into academic courses and training programmes, to the significance of the interactive elements forming part of the PDC process. On a larger scale, the research finds that the PDC process has served as a force multiplier for an emerging community of practice in nuclear security education. (author)
[en] This presentation discusses the identification and training of non-technical skills for enhancing resilience in emergency operations centre commanders. Currently there is focus on technical skills and seniority and no focus on non-technical skills. The research project the the Chalk River Nuclear Labs involves the development of taxonomy of non-technical skills, assessing the most important non-technical skills and training of most important non-technical skills.
[en] The main objectives of decommissioning are to place nuclear facilities, that have reached the end of their useful lives in such a condition that they pose no unacceptable risks to the public, to workers or to the environment, and to reuse facilities and sites for new purposes. For that, attached particular importance to reducing risks for people. as a result appropriate consideration of health and safety. During the design stage, which covers concept detailed design specification (drawings, calculations, specifications, etc) for maximum potential for reducing risks, by application of the principles of safer design.
[en] This presentation provides an overview of the Nuclear Utility Obsolescence Group (NUOG). NUOG was formed in 2000 to create a platform for nuclear utilities to openly collaborate on obsolescence challenges, solutions and industry best practices. NUOG provides participants with tools that assist in identifying and solving obsolescence issues to improve parts readiness in order to reduce station risk and vulnerabilities associated with Equipment Reliability. In addition, NUOG's relationship with other industry groups such as WANO IAEA, and COG has created synergies for wider collaboration and integration of solutions associated with Obsolescence Management.
[en] Regulatory changes as well as persistent threats are major drivers in the field of nuclear security. To respond to these challenges the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has called for universities to set up master programs in nuclear security. Therefore the Institute for Security and Safety at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences is currently setting up an innovative Master in Nuclear Security (MiNS). MiNS will be conducted as a distance learning program and its curriculum will be based on the results of the IAEA’s Nuclear Security Series No.12 (NSS 12) on education in nuclear security. This article aims at providing a comprehensive overview over the Master in Nuclear Security. (author)
[en] The work presents the determination of the thermodynamic potential of oxygen in sodium deoxidized by chromium by means of the EMF-method using a solid oxide electrolyte based on hafnium dioxide stabilized with gadolinium oxide in the temperature range from 300 to 500 ° C. The errors of a separate measurement of the EMF, the errors of the equation coefficients and the comparison of the obtained data with the references are given
[ru]В работе приведено определение термодинамического потенциала кислорода в натрии, раскисленного хромом, методом ЭДС с использованием твердого оксидного электролита на основе диоксида гафния, стабилизированного оксидом гадолиния в интервале температур от 300 до 500 ° C. Приведены погрешности отдельного измерения ЭДС, погрешности коэффициентов уравнения и сравнение полученных данных с литературными
[en] Collaboration of universities and academics with the regulatory body, the operator and other stakeholders to enhance nuclear security is mandatory for success of efforts and activities of nuclear security. For newcomer countries, training in the field of nuclear security focuses mainly on providing the basic training requirements and on enhancing the nuclear security culture. The availability of qualified specialists in the field nuclear security is essential for the establishment of a nuclear security regime in different countries. Unlike operating nuclear power countries, nuclear power newcomers have a limited pool of nuclear security experts. Those experts are needed in industry, regulatory body, educational institutions and training centers. Therefore, an HRD action plan should be developed and implemented to ensure future sustainability. A significant part of the HRD plan can be provided via universities with experience in safety and security. Such universities can provide education and training for current and future workforce and improve nuclear security tools, properties and characteristics through research. In Egypt, there are two universities currently working on nuclear security education and training; and can be considered as a role model for collaboration between academia and nuclear regulator and operator in the context of nuclear security; Alexandria University and Suez Canal University. Both universities have established two memorandum of understanding with the ENRRA for cooperation in nuclear security education and training. Both universities are also active participants in INSEN (International Nuclear Security Education Network). This paper discusses the collaboration between Alexandria University and Suez Canal University with the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) and the role they play in nuclear security education; via providing programmes, courses and modules, training through programmes and workshops and graduate research (Mater and Ph.D. levels). (author)
[en] The programs and practices in nuclear security have greatly matured over the decades since the nuclear program gained traction in the mid-20th century. This progress has made the nuclear industry arguably the most secure infrastructure sector in any nation, worldwide. Most of the improvements have been driven by lessons learned, and accomplished by layering new systems upon the old ones. And that layering is precisely the problem; it has forestalled a clean, fresh look at where we are, how we got here, and where we’re going. This paper addresses how a security system might be designed if layering was not the first choice and if opportunities were presented to introduce more advanced security technologies for the protection of nuclear facilities. It also addresses programmatic changes that would make nuclear security more efficient, more effective, more adaptive to new plant designs, and less costly. (author)