The IAEA Regional Training Course No. 6 on Safety Analysis Review of WWER-type Pressurized Water Reactors with Advanced Safety Features was held from October 22 to October 24 at the Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech), Obninsk. The course was organized under the IAEA Technical Cooperation Project RER/9/144: Building Capacity for Infrastructure Development and Safety Assessment of Water Cooled Water Moderated Power Reactor Technology with Advanced Safety Features: the Case of WWER/PWR in cooperation with the ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation.
The course was aimed to provide the trainees with advanced level information on the safety analysis review of the WWER/PWR reactors. Seven specialists from Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland came to improve their knowledge on safety concept and safety analysis techniques, severe accident management programmes, SAR preparation, etc.
From the IAEA side, the course was led by Ms Csilla Toth, Senior Nuclear Safety Officer from the IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security. The Russian Federation was represented by 6 experts from 2 organizations: the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” (Moscow) and Rosatom Tech (Obninsk).
Regardless of the short time devoted to this training course, participants were equipped with knowledge and got best practices description on safety analysis of modern WWER-type pressurized water reactors.