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The future is here
09 May, 2017
It was not so very long ago that virtual reality, drones, and...
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Forum on fire 09 May, 2017 The UK’s nuclear industry fire safety committee is working to share best practice. We look at some of its recent work to harmonise standards and examine emergency response capabilities.

Sodium safety 09 May, 2017 Russia’s new BN-800 sodium-cooled fast reactor at Beloyarsk has unique fire safety challenges, due to its liquid metal coolant. Rosatom outlined the key points of its approach to...

MSIV modernisation 09 May, 2017 Weir is undertaking a major upgrade of main steam isolation valve controls across 28 reactors in France.

Two in one 09 May, 2017 A new tool can identify cracks that are both parallel and perpendicular to core shroud welds. Craig Ranson explains how the technique was used the first time at a US boiling water reactor.

In the pipeline... 09 May, 2017 Peter Day highlights emerging technologies that have the potential to transform the nuclear industry’s approach to pipeline inspection, maintenance and decommissioning.

Advanced monitoring for LWR sustainability 09 May, 2017 Over the last ten years advanced monitoring techniques have been used in nuclear facilities to optimise maintenance, improve efficiency, reduce costs and manage ageing. H M...

Automating crack detection 02 May, 2017 Purdue University in the USA has developed a computerised system that detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants with greater accuracy than some other systems.

SMRs – a plausible reality for the UK 02 May, 2017 Lisa Wearing gives an update on the opportunities for small modular reactors (SMRs) in the UK.

Take some ten-year-olds and a newspaper 27 April, 2017 Rebecca Smale, senior mechanical engineer, and Mark Salisbury, training manager, at Horizon, discuss how to attract people into the industry.

MSIV modernisation 19 April, 2017 Weir is undertaking a major upgrade of main steam isolation valve controls across 28 reactors in France.

Fuel for India’s nuclear ambitions 07 April, 2017 Saurav Jha gives an update on India’s plans to use its abundant thorium resources for nuclear power production.

A bright future for French nuclear 07 April, 2017 Christophe Bouvet explains why nuclear will continue to play an important role in France, despite the country’s plans to cut its share in the energy mix.

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