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  • 1. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 CITON capabilities and involvement in EURATOM projects Gabriela VLADESCU Center of Technology and Engineering for Nuclear Projects
  • 2. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 RAAN structure and organizational chartRAAN structure and organizational chart
  • 3. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006  Support design documentation  Safety operation monitoring documents  Pre-commissioning and in-service inspections  Consulting, engineering and technical assistance  Programs for nuclear installation operating and  maintenance personnel  Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste management  Economic evaluation and cost analyses  Bid requests and evaluations  Computer assisted design programs  Decommissioning engineering activities  Safety reports and analyses, risk evaluations  Physical protection and safeguards  Environmental impact assessment  Research and development studies FIELD OF ACTIVITYFIELD OF ACTIVITY CITON offers the same services for thermal power plants and other conventional or non-conventional facilities under performance provisions of Q.A. program.
  • 4. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 CITON activity has been extended in the last years with cooperation in the Research and Development Programs of the European Community 1. EURATOM (FP5 and FP6):1. EURATOM (FP5 and FP6): -- ENENENEN –– European Nuclear Engineering NetworkEuropean Nuclear Engineering Network -- JSRIJSRI –– Joint Safety Research IndexJoint Safety Research Index -- RED-IMPACTRED-IMPACT –– IImpact of P&T and Waste Reduction Technologies on Nuclear Wastempact of P&T and Waste Reduction Technologies on Nuclear Waste DisposalDisposal -- CETRADCETRAD –– Co-ordination Action on Education and Training in Radiation ProtectionCo-ordination Action on Education and Training in Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Managementand Radioactive Waste Management -- NEPTUNONEPTUNO –– Nuclear European Platform of Training and University OrganisationNuclear European Platform of Training and University Organisation -- SENUFSENUF –– Safety of Eastern European Type Nuclear FacilitiesSafety of Eastern European Type Nuclear Facilities -- PERFECTPERFECT –– Predictions of the Irradiation Effects in the Reactors componentsPredictions of the Irradiation Effects in the Reactors components -- NULIFENULIFE –– Nuclear Plant Life PredictionNuclear Plant Life Prediction -- CANDIDECANDIDE –– Coordination Action on Nuclear Data for Industrial Development inCoordination Action on Nuclear Data for Industrial Development in EuropeEurope -- SAPIERRSAPIERR I & III & II –– Support Action: Pilot Initiative for European Regional RepositoriesSupport Action: Pilot Initiative for European Regional Repositories 2.2. Bilateral collaboration (PHARE project, JRC and others European companies)Bilateral collaboration (PHARE project, JRC and others European companies)
  • 5. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 ENEN –ENEN – European Nuclear Engineering NetworkEuropean Nuclear Engineering Network Project periodProject period: 2003 ÷ 2004: 2003 ÷ 2004  The ENEN Project was proposed in EU-FP5 ProgramThe ENEN Project was proposed in EU-FP5 Program;; iit involved 22t involved 22 Universities,Universities, R&DR&D and training centers in nuclear fieldand training centers in nuclear field..  Project objectiveProject objective: to: to preserpreseree thethe knowledge in thknowledge in thisis field andfield and toto traintrain the next generation ofthe next generation of specialists to replacespecialists to replace thethe actual retiringactual retiring oneone..  TheThe main taskmain taskss performed byperformed by CCITONITON werewere:: to collectto collect data anddata and information about academic and research infrastructure at theinformation about academic and research infrastructure at the national level,national level, to contributeto contribute to the definition of specifiqueto the definition of specifique questionnaire and principle for ENEN andquestionnaire and principle for ENEN and to identifyto identify new potentialnew potential national and regional partners.national and regional partners. CCITON was involvedITON was involved in 3 Working Groups:in 3 Working Groups:  WPWP 1 – State of nuclear education in Europe1 – State of nuclear education in Europe  WPWP 2 – Operation of the network2 – Operation of the network  WP10 – Experimental pilotWP10 – Experimental pilot
  • 6. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 JSRIJSRI (Joint Safety Research Index) part of FP5(Joint Safety Research Index) part of FP5 (JSRI/FIR-CT-2000-20089)(JSRI/FIR-CT-2000-20089) Project period: 2003 ÷ 2004Project period: 2003 ÷ 2004  Objective of European Commission’sObjective of European Commission’s JSRI ProjectJSRI Project: to generate a database (Index): to generate a database (Index) containing short reports concerning the most recent overview on nuclear reactor safetycontaining short reports concerning the most recent overview on nuclear reactor safety research currently performed in member countries and countries associated to theresearch currently performed in member countries and countries associated to the European Union.European Union.  JSRI performs support co-ordination activities, ensures collaboration and co-operation inJSRI performs support co-ordination activities, ensures collaboration and co-operation in nuclear R&D, maintains a list of items of report classification. The items of classificationnuclear R&D, maintains a list of items of report classification. The items of classification list present the field of the research, that subjects: Integrity and Reliability, Controlledlist present the field of the research, that subjects: Integrity and Reliability, Controlled Faults (Design Basis Accidents), Severe Accidents, Fission Products inside PrimaryFaults (Design Basis Accidents), Severe Accidents, Fission Products inside Primary Circuit and Containment, Containment, Risk Analysis, Others (Spent Fuel Storage andCircuit and Containment, Containment, Risk Analysis, Others (Spent Fuel Storage and Waste Management).Waste Management).  CITON’s contributionCITON’s contribution (along with Nuclear Research Institute at Pitesti): 75 reports,(along with Nuclear Research Institute at Pitesti): 75 reports, presented from 2001 to 2005.presented from 2001 to 2005.  The JSRI-2 database can be accessed via the internetThe JSRI-2 database can be accessed via the internet ((http://w2ksrvx.ike.uni-stuttgart.de/jsri/http://w2ksrvx.ike.uni-stuttgart.de/jsri/ ) and the Romanian experts use this interface to) and the Romanian experts use this interface to exchange information with the European experts.exchange information with the European experts.  Currently, CITON offers its contribution on voluntary basis.Currently, CITON offers its contribution on voluntary basis.
  • 7. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 RED-IMPACTRED-IMPACT - Impact of P&T and Waste Reduction- Impact of P&T and Waste Reduction Technologies on Nuclear Waste DisposalTechnologies on Nuclear Waste Disposal  Project periodProject period:: 2004 ÷ 20072004 ÷ 2007  Main objectivesMain objectives:: – To aTo assess the effects of P&T on geological disposal and waste management;ssess the effects of P&T on geological disposal and waste management; – To aTo assessssess thethe Economic, Environmental and Societal Costs/benefits of P&T;Economic, Environmental and Societal Costs/benefits of P&T; – To dTo disseminateisseminate thethe results of the study to stakeholders (scientific, general public andresults of the study to stakeholders (scientific, general public and decision makers) anddecision makers) and to obtainto obtain feedback during the study;feedback during the study; – To iTo iterate and refine the work based on stake-holders’ feedbackterate and refine the work based on stake-holders’ feedback in orderin order to achieveto achieve full impact of this study on the implementation of the waste management policy offull impact of this study on the implementation of the waste management policy of the European Community.the European Community.  CITONCITON is involvedis involved in 3 Working Groups:in 3 Working Groups: – WP 1 - Waste Management and Transmutation StrategiesWP 1 - Waste Management and Transmutation Strategies – WP 2 - Industrial Deployment Scenarios and Database of performancesWP 2 - Industrial Deployment Scenarios and Database of performances – WP 4 - Waste Management & DisposalWP 4 - Waste Management & Disposal  CITON’s main taskCITON’s main task:: to assessto assess HWR capabilities for transmutation andHWR capabilities for transmutation and toto provideprovide information on the Romanian Waste Management Strategies.information on the Romanian Waste Management Strategies.  Project internet site:Project internet site: http://www.red-impact.proj.kth.sehttp://www.red-impact.proj.kth.se
  • 8. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 CETRADCETRAD -- Co-ordination Action on Education and Training inCo-ordination Action on Education and Training in Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste ManagementRadiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Management  Project periodProject period: 2004 ÷ 2005: 2004 ÷ 2005  Main objectivesMain objectives:: – to identify theto identify the realreal educational and training needs.educational and training needs. – to assess the current resources within Europe in this area, bothto assess the current resources within Europe in this area, both amongst network members and other target groups.amongst network members and other target groups. – to develop and to evaluate the options for fulfilling the needsto develop and to evaluate the options for fulfilling the needs identified in the first two objectives mentioned above.identified in the first two objectives mentioned above. – to integrate the education and training across all sectors.to integrate the education and training across all sectors.  CITON is involvedCITON is involved in 2 Working Groups:in 2 Working Groups: - WP 2 -- WP 2 - Review of educational and training needsReview of educational and training needs - WP 3 - Project workshop- WP 3 - Project workshop
  • 9. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 NEPTUNONEPTUNO -- Nuclear European Platform of Training and UniversityNuclear European Platform of Training and University OrganisationsOrganisations  Project periodProject period: 2004 ÷ 2005: 2004 ÷ 2005  NEPTUNO ProjectNEPTUNO Project representsrepresents thethe FP6FP6 extensionextension ofof the FP5 ENEN project.the FP5 ENEN project.  Main objectivesMain objectives:: – a better integration of the European education and training in nucleara better integration of the European education and training in nuclear engineering and safety activities;engineering and safety activities; – to combat the decline in both student numbers and teachingto combat the decline in both student numbers and teaching establishments, thus providing the necessary competence and expertiseestablishments, thus providing the necessary competence and expertise for the continued safe use of nuclear energy and other uses of radiationfor the continued safe use of nuclear energy and other uses of radiation in industry and medicine.in industry and medicine.  The project focuses on a harmonised approach for education and training inThe project focuses on a harmonised approach for education and training in nuclear engineering field in Europe and its implementation, including thenuclear engineering field in Europe and its implementation, including the better integration of national (governmental as well as industrial) resourcesbetter integration of national (governmental as well as industrial) resources and capabilities.and capabilities.  CITON is involvedCITON is involved 3 Working Groups:3 Working Groups: -- WP 1 -WP 1 - State of the art on education and trainingState of the art on education and training - WP 2 - Knowledge Management, E-learning, Visibility- WP 2 - Knowledge Management, E-learning, Visibility - WP 6 - Pilot experiences- WP 6 - Pilot experiences
  • 10. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 PERFECTPERFECT (P(Predictions of the Irradiationredictions of the Irradiation EEffects in the Reactorsffects in the Reactors components)components)  TheThe main Program objectivemain Program objective: to create new instruments to be used in solving: to create new instruments to be used in solving the problems arose by irradiation embitterment in the main components of thethe problems arose by irradiation embitterment in the main components of the light water reactors.light water reactors.  The project shall be developed till 2008.The project shall be developed till 2008.  CITON is involvedCITON is involved in the following activities:in the following activities: – in performing a collective exercise, in order to evaluate reactor mechanicalin performing a collective exercise, in order to evaluate reactor mechanical components behaviour in radiation field.components behaviour in radiation field. – in the application of the new instruments in international programs (computersin the application of the new instruments in international programs (computers programs, computer models to simulate reactor pressure vessels).programs, computer models to simulate reactor pressure vessels). – in the dissemination of the collective exercise results and evaluation instruments inin the dissemination of the collective exercise results and evaluation instruments in the European nuclear industry.the European nuclear industry.  CITON is memberCITON is member of User Groupof User Group..
  • 11. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 SENUFSENUF (Safety of Eastern European Type Nuclear(Safety of Eastern European Type Nuclear Facilities)Facilities) ProgramProgram  TheThe overall objectivesoverall objectives are:are: – to facilitate the harmonisation of the Safety Culture between European Communityto facilitate the harmonisation of the Safety Culture between European Community and the Acceding and Candidate Countries (ACC).and the Acceding and Candidate Countries (ACC). – to identify and understand the need to enhance the nuclear safety in the ACC.to identify and understand the need to enhance the nuclear safety in the ACC. – to disseminate nuclear safety institutional activities of the Institute for Energy toto disseminate nuclear safety institutional activities of the Institute for Energy to ACC.ACC.  SITON is involvedSITON is involved in the Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance Working Group,in the Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance Working Group, which will cover the following range of activities:which will cover the following range of activities: – to review and identify the open (generic / specific) maintenance studies andto review and identify the open (generic / specific) maintenance studies and expertises.expertises. – to promote the well-designed and prepared maintenance plans for systems,to promote the well-designed and prepared maintenance plans for systems, structures and components.structures and components. – to support the implementation of the advanced maintenance approaches, includingto support the implementation of the advanced maintenance approaches, including the preventive (condition based) maintenance as well as preventive mitigationthe preventive (condition based) maintenance as well as preventive mitigation measures.measures. – to evaluate the advanced risk based maintenance approach and provisions ofto evaluate the advanced risk based maintenance approach and provisions of assistance in its implementation.assistance in its implementation.  The project is scheduled till 2008The project is scheduled till 2008, with some aspects (like the Data Base), with some aspects (like the Data Base) which shall be continued.which shall be continued.
  • 12. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 NULIFENULIFE ((NuclearNuclear Plant Life Prediction)Plant Life Prediction) ProgramProgram (1)(1) TheThe Program objectivesProgram objectives are:are:  to create a Europe – wide body in order to achieve scientific andto create a Europe – wide body in order to achieve scientific and technical excellence in residual lifetime prediction methodologiestechnical excellence in residual lifetime prediction methodologies and to translate these into harmonised and qualified proceduresand to translate these into harmonised and qualified procedures as part of the Common Safety Justification Framework.as part of the Common Safety Justification Framework.  to form a critical mass and durable integration of coordinatedto form a critical mass and durable integration of coordinated effort from utilities and R&D organisations to exploit Europeaneffort from utilities and R&D organisations to exploit European residual lifetime expertise and know-how at the world level, and toresidual lifetime expertise and know-how at the world level, and to assure the effective support and dialog of regulatory bodies andassure the effective support and dialog of regulatory bodies and industries involved in plant modernisation, construction ofindustries involved in plant modernisation, construction of systems and components.systems and components.
  • 13. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 NULIFENULIFE (Nuclear Plant Life Prediction)(Nuclear Plant Life Prediction) ProgramProgram (2)(2)  to progressively create a durable research capacity to initiate, prioritiseto progressively create a durable research capacity to initiate, prioritise and coordinate future European R&D programs in the area, with theand coordinate future European R&D programs in the area, with the potential to evolve to a virtual R&D institute.potential to evolve to a virtual R&D institute.  to optimise the use of European public and private R&D infrastructuresto optimise the use of European public and private R&D infrastructures and mobility of experts with a view to achieve sustainability beyond ECand mobility of experts with a view to achieve sustainability beyond EC funding and develop appropriate quality and performance criteria.funding and develop appropriate quality and performance criteria.  to demonstrate the usability of the integrated research capacityto demonstrate the usability of the integrated research capacity through a number of pilot studies, and to propose educational andthrough a number of pilot studies, and to propose educational and training activities in order to assure the supply of highly competenttraining activities in order to assure the supply of highly competent personnel serving the needs of the end users.personnel serving the needs of the end users.  to integrate and promote the use of the results from previous and on-to integrate and promote the use of the results from previous and on- going networks and EC framework projects.going networks and EC framework projects.
  • 14. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 NULIFENULIFE (Nuclear Plant Life Prediction)(Nuclear Plant Life Prediction) ProgramProgram (3)(3) As a general Program for NPP life prediction, it consider followingAs a general Program for NPP life prediction, it consider following activities:activities:  Materials analyse and material ageing phenomenaMaterials analyse and material ageing phenomena  Assessment of the components integrityAssessment of the components integrity  Assessment of safety, risk and reliabilityAssessment of safety, risk and reliability  Use of experimental facilities and analysis tools for components ageingUse of experimental facilities and analysis tools for components ageing evaluationevaluation  Writing appropriate procedures and their harmonisation at the E.C.Writing appropriate procedures and their harmonisation at the E.C. levellevel  Identification of the necessary complementary research topics; newIdentification of the necessary complementary research topics; new codes and standardscodes and standards  Create a Data BaseCreate a Data Base  Dissemination of the resultsDissemination of the results
  • 15. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 CANDIDECANDIDE – Coordination Action on Nuclear Data for Industrial– Coordination Action on Nuclear Data for Industrial Development in EuropeDevelopment in Europe  MainMain objectivesobjectives:: – to eto establish better links between academia, research centres and induststablish better links between academia, research centres and industrryy end users of nuclear dataend users of nuclear data – to ato assess nuclear data needs for advanced nuclear reactorsssess nuclear data needs for advanced nuclear reactors;; tthe ehe emmphasisphasis iiss on radioactive waste issues, i.e., either waste transmutation in critical oon radioactive waste issues, i.e., either waste transmutation in critical orr sub-critical devices or minimizing the production of nuclear waste in futuresub-critical devices or minimizing the production of nuclear waste in future reactors, as envisaged in, e.g., the Generation IV systems.reactors, as envisaged in, e.g., the Generation IV systems.  CCITON will be involvedITON will be involved in Working Group 4 – Nuclear Data Needsin Working Group 4 – Nuclear Data Needs
  • 16. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 SAPIERRSAPIERR I & III & II -- Support Action:Support Action: Pilot Initiative for EuropeanPilot Initiative for European Regional RepositoriesRegional Repositories  BBilateral Agreement with the project coordinator, DECOM Slovakia.ilateral Agreement with the project coordinator, DECOM Slovakia.  CCITONITON waswas involvedinvolved in the followingin the following main objectivemain objectivess of the SAPIERR Iof the SAPIERR I:: – toto supportsupport thethe feasibility evaluation for a potential regionalfeasibility evaluation for a potential regional repository in Europerepository in Europe;; – to develop theto develop the legal framework regarding regional disposallegal framework regarding regional disposal;; – to assess theto assess the potential radioactive inventorypotential radioactive inventory..  Currently, CITON is part of the SAPIERR II working group.Currently, CITON is part of the SAPIERR II working group.
  • 17. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 Bilateral collaborationBilateral collaboration (PHARE, JRC and others European companies)(PHARE, JRC and others European companies) CITON is also involvedCITON is also involved in bilateral collaboration (PHARE Project, JRC andin bilateral collaboration (PHARE Project, JRC and others European companies):others European companies):  QUINTESSA Ltd, England, GEOPROSPECT SRL, PHARE ProjectQUINTESSA Ltd, England, GEOPROSPECT SRL, PHARE Project “Development of the PSAR for the Low Level Waste Repository Baita Bihor”“Development of the PSAR for the Low Level Waste Repository Baita Bihor” (EuropeAid/117365/D/SV/RO & RO 2002/000 632.08.01)(EuropeAid/117365/D/SV/RO & RO 2002/000 632.08.01)  European Commission - Joint Research Centre, IE, The Netherlands,European Commission - Joint Research Centre, IE, The Netherlands, “PWR/CANDU-6 comparison, design and nuclear safety aspects”“PWR/CANDU-6 comparison, design and nuclear safety aspects”  European Commission - Joint Research Centre, IE, The Netherlands, “AgeingEuropean Commission - Joint Research Centre, IE, The Netherlands, “Ageing data base and ageing management problems”data base and ageing management problems”  WILLEMS-Belgium, Krebs-Speichim, France, “Platform for ChimiquesWILLEMS-Belgium, Krebs-Speichim, France, “Platform for Chimiques Industries”Industries”  ANSALDO-IMPIANTY, Italy, BOP design to Cernavoda NPP andANSALDO-IMPIANTY, Italy, BOP design to Cernavoda NPP and Decommissioning documentationDecommissioning documentation  SGN – France, Cable trays, enclosed bus bars and lightingSGN – France, Cable trays, enclosed bus bars and lighting  NorPar a.s. - NorwayNorPar a.s. - Norway, Stress Report, Stress Report
  • 18. JRC Information Day and S&T Workshops, Bucharest, 11 May 2006 CONCLUSION:CONCLUSION:  Romania’s integration in the European Union shall ensure newRomania’s integration in the European Union shall ensure new possibilities and challenges for CITONpossibilities and challenges for CITON:: – direct involvementdirect involvement in the engineering and design of European NPP andin the engineering and design of European NPP and nuclear facilities;nuclear facilities; – toto extend the direct collaboration at different R&D programsextend the direct collaboration at different R&D programs for newfor new reactors technologies (Generation IV) and increase the nuclear safetyreactors technologies (Generation IV) and increase the nuclear safety (including environmental protection)(including environmental protection) – toto participate in issuing of legislative documentsparticipate in issuing of legislative documents for the Europeanfor the European Commission in the nuclear field;Commission in the nuclear field; – toto participate with its experts at different actionsparticipate with its experts at different actions of European Commissionof European Commission in the nuclear field.in the nuclear field.  These elements emphasize for CITON the necessityThese elements emphasize for CITON the necessity toto increaseincrease collaboration with JRCcollaboration with JRC, and perhaps, in the future,, and perhaps, in the future, to become ato become a member of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centremember of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre..