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Simulators as a design tool: meeting the challenge of early V&V
02 December, 2021
Dynamic simulation is being introduced earlier in engineering life...
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WNE 2021: Let's talk about the nuclear opportunity 29 November, 2021 This week, WNE2021 will see the nuclear industry meeting in a new world, with new opportunities post COP26. Are we about to see a change in the conversation around nuclear?

Monitoring systems for emergency diesel generators 23 November, 2021 Monitoring systems for emergency diesel generators can boost plant performance and optimise operations. By Manuel Güldner and Günter Rott

Flash sintering: a novel technique for use across the nuclear life cycle 22 November, 2021 Flash sintering is a promising technology for producing nuclear fuel, but could also support the immobilisation of nuclear material to produce waste forms for disposal, as...

VVER-TOI: the latest evolution 19 November, 2021 The first-of-a-kind VVER-TOI reactor, being built at Kursk II in Russia, uses the same engineering approaches as earlier VVERs, but has a few unique features

Reporting nuclear performance 19 November, 2021 World Nuclear Association published a special update of the sixth edition of the World Nuclear Performance Report for the UNFCCC COP26 meeting. Jonathan Cobb shares some highlights

Keeping a close eye on nuclear waste 11 November, 2021 A new inspection system should increase the speed and effectiveness of visual inspection of waste at Sellafield

Targeting a Fusion Demonstration Plant 08 November, 2021 Canada-based General Fusion is aiming to transform the way the world is energised with its Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) technology

Why SMRs will shape the future of nuclear debate 02 November, 2021 Small modular reactors are gaining the attention of governments and power providers across the world because of the optionality they offer. But the champions of the SMR will have to...

Nuclear decommissioning in a circular economy 02 November, 2021 The world is striving for a circular economy. Kristina Gillin reflects on what this means for nuclear power plant decommissioning

Nuclear decommissioning: plans, challenges, and innovations 20 October, 2021 Speakers at a recent event highlighted several difficulties facing nuclear decommissioning projects and discussed some of the R&D and technical innovations that are...

Mapping the UK’s road to advanced nuclear fuels 14 October, 2021 The UK’s Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme is taking a strategic approach to advanced nuclear fuels and says it has passed a ‘major milestone’ in enabling policymakers and industry to...

Financing future new build in the UK 12 October, 2021 Speakers at two recent industry events discussed financing options for UK nuclear new build, as the future approach remains uncertain. Janet Wood reports

ISO 19443 - the future of quality management for the nuclear supply chain 07 October, 2021 David Goodfellow explains how ISO 19443 delivers an holistic approach on a worldwide scale, ensuring that materials, products, processes and services are fit for purpose

Regulating change – the challenge facing US reprocessing 06 October, 2021 As used nuclear fuel continues to pile up in the US, the need to find a solution other than repositories has never been more pressing. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with the American...

How augmented reality can advance nuclear operations 23 September, 2021 Augmented reality (AR) enables workers at reactors to access manuals and instructional videos, and speak directly to colleagues and experts thousands of miles away, as they...

Nuclear: building industry in Bridgwater 23 September, 2021 Sam Orchard explains how the local supply chain has been supporting construction of the UK’s Hinkley Point C

UK hydrogen strategy: a role for nuclear? 15 September, 2021 Hydrogen is attracting growing interest worldwide, not least in the UK, where an H2 strategy has recently been launched. The nuclear industry sees significant opportunities

India’s dual track approach to nuclear new-build 14 September, 2021 India is to construct a fleet of domestically-designed reactors, along with VVERs imported from Russia and EPRs from France, Saurav Jha reports

Pipe repair at Bugey 08 September, 2021 The decision by EDF to repair, rather than replace, leaking pipework at its Bugey nuclear power plant in France has proved hugely beneficial both practically and financially

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