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Knowledge and Experience Sharing Workshops

Research Reactor Ageing & Self-Assessment Methodology

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The principal objective of this workshop material on Research Reactor Ageing and Self-Assessment Methodologies is to facilitate future organization and conduction of similar workshops.

The content is based on the material prepared for the workshop on "Research Reactor Ageing and Self-Assessment Methodologies” organized in Beijing, China in December 2001 under the Extrabudgetary Programme on the Safety of Nuclear Installations in the South East Asia, Pacific and Far East Countries. It contains lectures prepared by IAEA staff as well as contributions from two external experts:

  • Mr. Kim, Yong-soo
    (Hanyang University Nuclear Engineering Department, Seoul, Korea)
  • Mr Adalberto JosĂ© Soares
    (Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, Brazil.)


  • Introduction
  • Current issues in research reactor safety
    - Safety standards and safety related documents
    - INSARR missions and results
    - Code of conduct on the safety of research reactors
  • Ageing phenomena
    - Background and concepts
    - Mechanisms and consequences
    - Prevention and mitigation
  • Ageing management
    - Programme and action plan
    - Identification and monitoring of age-sensitive components
    - Safety assessment
    - Modifications for continued operation
    - Quality assurance
    - Case study

Target group: Research reactor managers, supervisors, senior operators of research reactors and regulatory staff dealing with research reactor safety
Media: 1 CD ROM with 11 Power Point presentations & texts


The information contained in these video lectures cannot be changed or modified in any way and should serve only the purpose of promoting exchange of experience, knowledge dissemination and training in nuclear safety. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of the IAEA or the governments of IAEA Member States and as such is not an official record. The IAEA makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information. Neither does it warrant that use of the information is free of any claims of copyright infringement. The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by the IAEA as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of the IAEA

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