On 6–24 September a fellowship on practical application and support of the probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) model for Belarusian NPP was held at the St. Petersburg branch of Rosatom Technical Academy. The objective of the fellowship was to provide practical knowledge and skills for using the PSA model in order to assess how modifications affect NPP safety. The three-week programme included theoretical topics on the application and maintenance of the PSA model, as well as practical and individual work using the RiskSpectrum software. The fellowship was conducted jointly with experts of LLC “Risk Monitor”. The fellowship was attended by five representatives of the Republic of Belarus.
On 18-29 October a fellowship on durability and reliability of technological equipment by controlling the resource characteristics for extending the time-life period took place at the Rosatom Technical Academy in Obninsk. The fellowship programme combined lectures on reliability theory, failure analysis, PSA methodology as well as practical classes using SAPHIRE and BARS software. Additionally, the participants worked on individual thematic projects. The expert pool was represented by Dr. Aleksander Antonov, chief expert of Rosatom Technical Academy, Dr. Gennady Ershov, deputy director for PSA and EP of JSC Atomenergoproekt, and Dr. Aleksander Pliaskin, associate professor at the Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering. The fellowship was attended by five representatives of the Republic of Belarus.
These fellowships were conducted by the Rosatom Tech’s Centre for International Cooperation within the extra-budgetary contribution of the Russian Federation to the IAEA Technical Cooperation projects for the development of national nuclear infrastructure in newcomer countries.
Rosatom Technical Academy also organized a scientific visit on Non-destructive Testing on 15-19 November 2021 and a scientific visit on Emergency Preparedness and Response on 8-12 November 2021 for representatives of the Republic of Belarus.