SSTC NRS researcher Marat Mustafin and Head of the NPP Lifetime Department of the Paton Electric Welding Institute Volodymyr Diemienkov presented the concept of an integrated approach to assess the integrity of NPP primary equipment and piping using correlated calculations in ANSYS and Relap Code.
The experts of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety last week participated in the workshop “Radioactive Waste in Ukraine. Current Situation and Prospects”. Oleksii Tokarevsky, Head of Laboratory for Safe Radioactive Waste Management of the Decommissioning Department, prepared and presented the information.
This was reported by Oleksandr Kukhotskyi, researcher of the NPP Safety Analysis Unit of the SSTC NRS, at the seventh meeting of the working group of the WENRA on developing reference levels for research nuclear reactors. The event was held from 15 to 18 April 2019 in Warsaw (Poland).
The meeting of the European User Group of MELCOR and MACCS codes used to model and predict severe accident progression in the reactors and spent fuel pools was held in Brugg (Switzerland) in early April.
The State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety held a seminar-presentation of the draft regulatory legal act “Basic Ionizing Radiation Sources Safety Rules”. The purpose of the development of new Rules is to improve the regulatory requirements for radiation safety of the use of ionizing radiation sources in accordance with international standards of the IAEA and EU Directive 2013/59/EURATOM.
Acceptance tests of DN600 check valves, which are installed on secondary steam lines of NPP units and are designed to relieve excessive pressure, were conducted in the Ringo Valvulas S.L. Company (Zaragoza, Spain).
Head of the NPP Safety Analysis Department of the SSTC NRS Dmytro Gumenyuk and SSTC NRS Press Secretary Tetiana Verbytska met with participants of the Spring School organized by Energoatom. The lecture was devoted to the peculiarities of nuclear safety regulation in Ukraine, support of the regulator by the scientific and technical center, as well as implementation of innovative ideas and transformation of approaches in the area of solving these issues.
The international conference on safe operation and use of nuclear research reactors was held in Amman (Kingdom of Jordan) in late March. Over two hundred specialists from more than forty countries took part in the event. Researcher of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) Oleksandr Kukhotsky shared his experience in neutron source licensing.
IAEA Consultancy and Technical Meeting on Applying the Concepts of Exemption and Clearance of Radioactive Materials from Regulatory Control was held in Vienna last week. The Deputy Chairman of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine Ruslana Tripaylo and the Head of Radiation Safety and Scientific and Technical Activity Unit of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety Tetyana Kilochytska represented Ukraine during the event.
The State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety was granted the status of the main organization performing scientific and technical activities in construction (hereinafter referred to as the basic organization). The activities of the Center in developing the regulatory framework to establish the technical level of the construction industry in nuclear energy will expand henceforth.
On 12 March, the 31st Annual Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) organized by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) has started in Washington, (USA). The Ukrainian delegation included representatives of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) and the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS).
Last week a workshop on project “Support and assistance to strengthen the capabilities of the Belarusian nuclear regulatory authority Ministry of Emergencies/Gosatomnadzor in the field of licensing and oversight of Belarusian NPP construction” BE/RA/08 (Component E “Mobile Radiation Controls”) was held in SSTC NRS office.