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EC - SARNET: A Proposal of Network of Excellence for a Sustainable Integration of European Research on Severe Accident Phenomenology and Management

Objective

In spite of the accomplishments reached in severe accident research, a limited number of specific items remain where R&D is still necessary to reduce further uncertainties considered of importance for nuclear reactor safety, and to consolidate severe accident management plans. Facing and anticipating budget reductions, 51 European R&D organizations, including technical supports of safety authorities, industry, utilities and universities, have decided to join their efforts in SARNET in a durable way to resolve outstanding severe accident safety issues for enhancing the safety of existing and future NPPs.SARNET will: tackle the fragmentation existing in defining/carrying out research programmes; harmonize and improve Level-2 PSA methodologies; diffuse the knowledge to Associated Candidate Countries more efficiently; bring together top scientists in severe accident research so as to be a world leader in advanced computer tools for severe accident risk assessment; The integral severe accident analysis code ASTEC will provide the backbone of the integration. The current knowledge and all the future knowledge generated within SARNET will be integrated in ASTEC.In addition, ASTEC will be adapted so as to be used for any water-cooled reactor applications in Europe. Island GRS will do their best to provide the necessary capacity for maintenance, training and developments. The Network management will coordinate the knowledge generation through joint projects, monitor its integration in ASTEC, make sure that access rights are correctly implemented, disseminate appropriate information using electronic communication links, preserve the knowledge in scientific databases, and identify the missing knowledge. These actions will be decided and controlled by a Governing Board assisted by appropriate advisory capacities. Most the organisations involved will contribute to the diffusion of the knowledge by contributing to the education and training programme.

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Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

Address

77-83 Avenue Du General De Gaulle
Clamart

France

Administrative Contact

Thierry ALBIOL

Participants (52)

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ARC SEIBERSDORF RESEARCH GMBH

Austria

ASSOCIATIE VINCOTTE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium

ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LTD

Canada

BECKER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain

CESI - CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO 'GIACINTO MOTTA' SPA

Italy

CESI RICERCA SPA

Italy

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB

Sweden

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR

Spain

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA

Spain

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L' ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM ROSSENDORF E.V.

Germany

FORTUM NUCLEAR SERVICES OY

Finland

FRAMATOME ANP GMBH

Germany

FRAMATOME ANP SAS

France

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH

Germany

INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND NUCLEAR ENERGY

Bulgaria

INZINIERSKA VYPOCTOVA SPOLOCNOST TRNAVA S.R.O.

Slovakia

JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE

Slovenia

KFKI ATOMENERGIA KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

Greece

NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD

United Kingdom

NUCLEAR REGULATORY AGENCY

Bulgaria

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

REGIA AUTONOMA PENTRU ACTIVITATI NUCLEARE

Romania

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM

Germany

SUEZ-TRACTEBEL SA

Belgium

SWEDPOWER AB

Sweden

TECHNICATOME SA

France

TEHNICE UNIVERSITET SOFIA

Bulgaria

THERMODATA ASBL

France

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PISA

Italy

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

URAD JADROVEHO DOZORU SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY

Slovakia

USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S.

Czechia

VEIKI INSTITUTE FOR ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH

Hungary

VTT VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

VUJE TRNAVA A.S. - INZINIERSKA, PROJEKTOVA A VYSKUMNA ORGANIZACIA

Slovakia

WASTE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 509065

  • Start date

    1 April 2004

  • End date

    30 September 2008

Funded under:

FP6-EURATOM-NUCTECH

  • Overall budget:

    € 24 352 520

  • EU contribution

    € 6 280 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France