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Nuclear Safety Cooperation

TRANSFER OF SAFETY AND ACCIDENT CODES

Status
Closed
Russia
Benefitting Zone
Eastern Europe / North Asia
€ 2,983,063.20
EU Contribution
Contracted in 1993
TACIS
Programme
Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States

Details

Type of activity

Regulatory Authorities

Nature

Services

Contracting authority

European Commission

Method of Procurement

Direct Agreement & AV DA

Duration

15/09/1993 - 15/04/1997

Contractor

RISKAUDIT IRSN-GRS INTERNATIONAL GEIE

Project / Budget year

WW9103 Energy / 1991

Objectives

The aim of the project was to provide transfer, application and verification of Western codes to the Safety Authorities of Russia (GAN-RF) and the Technical Safety Organizations (TSOs) and to provide assistance to the verification and validation of Russian codes used for safety analyses of Russian pressurized water reactors (VVER type reactors).
The activities consisted mainly in the definition and installation of the technical infrastructure (computers and network) and implementation of the French and the German codes dealing with thermal hydraulics and with severe accident processes on these computers. In connection with the code implementation, computer and code training along with exchange of knowledge on safety approaches have been provided in order to get a common understanding of the phenomenology in Western Light Water Reactors (LWRs) and Russian VVER reactors during loss of coolant accidents, transients and severe accidents.

Results

The project was executed according to the objective and the TOR.