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.