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The EC approach for technical harmonisation and the role of the CEC for harmonisation of safety methodologies and criteria are renewed. Most of this paper concerns codes and standards, with an emphasis on problems of structural integrity. EC Directives contain the essential requirements to be met in order to safeguard public health, safety or the environment, whereas CEN/CENELEC prepare the technical specifications including European Standards. New technologies have brought some new requirements on standardisation activities. The actions enabling a strengthening of the links between R&D and standards related activities are discussed. The Community actions and achievements in the area of codes and standards for reactor structures are reviewed. International scientific bodies may play an important role by channelling their R&D results to standards related activities. Finally, the paper discusses the role of guidelines and recommendations in areas like the numerical inelastic structural analysis, important for industry because of their contribution to the transfer of technology.

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Authors: LARSSON L H, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Seminar on Design and Manufacturing Standards for the International Nuclear Industry, London (GB), May 18, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34773 ORA
Record Number: 198910647 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en