In the ROSATOM-CICE&T the third IAEA regional training course on Infrastructure Development and Safety Assessment of WWER/PWR with Advanced Safety Features has been completed on July 28, 2017. The training course lasted two weeks. The course was held in the framework of the Technical Cooperation Project “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”.
This Project is designed for four years and is aimed at building the necessary competencies in the area of safety assessment in the countries interested in WWER/PWR technologies. The course’s programme was focused on the Russian computer codes used for safety assessment of nuclear installations and nuclear power plants (NPP) with WWER and PWR. Representatives of 7 countries (Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Slovakia and Russian Federation) have participated in this IAEA regional training course as trainees. The course was opened by lectures of the IAEA expert Dr. Anthony Ulses who made a comprehensive overview of IAEA Safety Standards on Design Safety and Safety Assessment.
Within the course programme the codes developers gave an overview of current status and performance capabilities of the codes and have conducted master classes and demonstrations of the codes application. The course participants have visited the Museum of the World’s First Nuclear Power Plant located in the territory of JSC “SSC RF – IPPE”. The distinctive feature of this course is to significantly increase the share of practical exercises to better understand the safety related phenomena in the technological system of NPP. Among the trainers from Russian side were the leading experts from the following organizations: OKB “GIDROPRESS”, National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”, RFNC-VNIIEF (Sarov), FSUE Alexandrov NITI (Sosnovy Bor), JSC “SSC RF – IPPE” (Obninsk), SECNRS (Moscow) and ROSATOM-CICE&T.
Authority of the ROSATOM-CICE&T expresses its gratitude to all the staff of organizations participating in the delivering of the course.