The 10th edition of the Euratom research and training conferences on fission safety of reactor systems (FISA 2022) and radioactive waste management (EURADWASTE ’22), was organised by the French Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Commission from Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June 2022 in Lyon, France.
During the recent FISA2022, Philippe Lefevre from EDF had the great pleasure to give an overview of very recent European coordinate efforts to implement technologies of the “4.0 Industry” in the nuclear decommissioning sector.
5 projects were presented:
5 projects, 1 common goal:
To implement 4.0 Industry technologies in order to :
- Improve the knowledge reliability of the installations
- Minimise dose rates
- Facilitate sharing of information between the stakeholders of a dismantling project
Beyond the traditional technical locks, 2 other challenges have been tackled :
- Tools and methodologies must be applicable to a maximum of various projects
- Drastic proof of safety and reliability of new technologies are required
As a result of the 5 projects :
- A unique common data and knowledge base
- New tools design or methods natively taking into account the needs of a maximum of dismantling operators.
- 10 different European countries are involved in the five projects, plus Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Japan through end-users groups.
- New test facilities have also been put in place and will allow the joint work undertaken to be continued.
→ All of this paves the way to further collaborative projects and developments, in order to continue to implement safe, reliable, and efficient new technologies in European dismantling projects.
Fore more information, please find below the slides to the presentation made by Philippe Lefevre.
Riccardo Chebac from CIRTEN-POLIMI, Member of the INNO4GRAPH Consortium attended the IAEA event in Vienna on December 15th, 2021.
In the frame of the project, Riccardo Chebac had the opportunity to make a presentation entitled “A multi-disciplinary approach to the handling of Irradiated Nuclear Graphite”.
For more information please click on the following link to see Riccardo Chebac’s presentation.
The 4th edition of the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE), the world’s largest civil nuclear exhibition, took place last year over three days from 30 November to 2 December in Villepinte, North of Paris, France.
WNE 2021 organised by GIFEN (the French Nuclear Industry Association) brought together 17,000 participants and 612 exhibitors (40% of whom were international) from 76 countries. The 2021 figures once again reflect the popularity of WNE.
The INNO4GRAPH Project was strongly represented by its beneficiaries with EDF, GRAPHITECH, Cyclife DS, CEA, TECNATOM, ANSALDO as exhibitors.
To inform yourself further on the event, feel free to read the press release issued once the WNE 2021 ended.
The 10th ICOND took place on 18-21 October 2021 as a presence event in Aachen. While 37 speakers lectured on market developments and their experiences with international dismantling projects, 45 companies presented their products and services in the fully booked exhibition.
Attendees made good use of the opportunities for new contacts at the proven Business Speed Networking, the Get Together or the Exhibitor Road Show. On 19 October, Jean-Luc Flouttard from Cyclife DS, INNO4GRAPH Partner, could introduce the project to the audience highlighting the project technological challenges of dismantling the graphite reactors.
Please see Jean-luc Flouttard’s presentation by clicking on the following link : Jean-Luc Flouttard’s INNO4GRAPH presentation.
What could be more pleasant than to meet in person the partners of a collaborative project whom we have only been in visio-conference contacts for more than a year! We could finally meet on 13 October 2021 during a consortium meeting at EDF’s premises at la Defense, Paris.
We missed though our partners from the University of Manchester and from the Lithuanian Energy Institute who could fortunately join remotely.
Thanks also to our EU Project Officer and our SNETP Technical Advisor for their attendance!
It was a good opportunity to have a general overview of what has been achieved so far and the work planned for the 12 upcoming months.
Thanks all for your high-quality presentations and the fruitful exchanges we had all along the meeting.