PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS UPON INVITATION ONLY
After 38 months of intense work, the EU-funded project INNO4GRAPH is organising its project international symposium. The event will be held on October 19, 2023 at the EDF Industrial Demonstrator in Beaumont-en-Véron, in France.
The research project started in September 2020. It aims to develop different types of innovative physical and digital tools and methods that can be used during graphite reactor dismantling operations, and also in the pre-dismantling study phase to assess the feasibility and interest of adopting these new tools and methods.
120 experts from the international community of the graphite nuclear sector have accepted our invitation to exchange information and knowledge on the graphite nuclear deconstruction field.
The event will consist of two main parts: a plenary session in the morning (9:30 – 12:30) with speeches by Sylvain Granger, Director of the DP2D who will introduce the EDF Industrial Demonstrator and its international collaboration followed by the European Commission’s graphite decommissioning perspectives. The session will be completed by presentations from project operators from France, Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Japan spotlighting the dismantling strategy in their respective country.
After a nice lunch break, the event will resume with the afternoon stand guided tour (14:00 – 17:20) where members of the project will showcase the collaborative research outcomes:
- Stand 1: Graphite Reactors Knowledge – Definition of graphite reactors and the common challenges faced by all operators
- Stand 2: Graphite Mock-up and Retrieval Tests – Demonstration in a dedicated testing cell
- Stand 3: Deployment System – Virtual reality demonstration of Graphitech’s deployment system
- Stand 4: DEMplus Digital Simulations – 3D Models of graphite core reactor used for retrieval scenarios simulations
- Stand 5: Laser Stand – Feasibility of graphite laser cutting, presentation of the digital educational platform.
- Stand 6: Graphite Knowledge – Description of various tools developed during the project to help gaining information on graphite material and its properties (crack detection, coating painting, non-destructive characterisation…)
The symposium will end with a short wrap-up talk followed by a meet and greet session (17:30 – 19:00) where our invitees and project members will be able to network.
Organisation posters from the Inno4Graph partners will be displayed in the catering area to illustrate the expertise they each brought to the project.
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Looking forward to welcoming our guests on 19 October (9:00 – 19:00) at the EDF Industrial Demonstrator in Beaumont-en-Véron in France.