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Managing simulator upgrades
14 November, 2018
As simulator vendors and operating utilities gathered in Birmingham for...
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Analysing activation products 07 November, 2018 German researchers are working on a new method for assessing waste arising from decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

Offering new clear visibility 07 November, 2018 By leveraging the latest innovations in data science, the North American nuclear industry alone could generate $4bn in savings over the next three years.

The cost of abandoning nuclear 01 November, 2018 Two recent reports indicate that unless nuclear energy is meaningfully incorporated into the global mix of low carbon energy technologies, the challenge of climate change will be...

Tracking casks 01 November, 2018 New nuclear countries face challenges designing systems for safe and secure transport of nuclear materials. M. I. Youssef, M. Elzorkany, G. F. Sultan and Hassan F. Morsi, propose...

Decontamination at Biblis A&B 24 October, 2018 A new process was used to achieve decontamination factors of up to 85, with the added benefit of utilising only existing plant systems. Anna Prüllage, Markus Thoma, Laura...

Screening soil 24 October, 2018 A free release measurement system has been used to characterise and sort soil during remediation of a redundant nuclear fuel factory in Belgium. Felix Langer, Jörg Feinhals and...

Emptying the MSSS 10 October, 2018 Work to empty a high-hazard silo at the Sellafield site has taken a significant step forward, with removal of solid waste set to start in 2019.

Adopting ATF 10 October, 2018 Westinghouse Electric Company and its partners are adopting a two-phase approach to accident tolerant fuels development, as Peng Xu, Robert L. Oelrich, Sumit Ray, Christian Deck...

Russia: keeping the SMR dream afloat 03 October, 2018 Judith Perera gives an insight into Russia’s plans for small modular reactor (SMR) development.

Bringing a new twist to nuclear fuel 03 October, 2018 Enfission believes its innovative helically-twisted metallic nuclear fuel design has the potential to improve reactor safety, increase proliferation resistance and reduce operating...

Building Rooppur 26 September, 2018 Saurav Jha looks at the unique role India will have in providing industrial support for Bangladesh’s Rooppur nuclear plant.

Generating partners 26 September, 2018 Can nuclear and renewables learn to live together to keep Britain’s lights on? Tony Roulstone examines the issue.

Concrete solutions to plant ageing 26 September, 2018 With a lifetime of 60 years or more, nuclear power plant concrete structures are subject to ageing and degradation. Mark Lemon outlines some typical refurbishment solutions.

Improving tank inspection 19 September, 2018 Chris Gregory, Ian Daniel and Mark Stone explain how techniques from oil and gas can improve integrity management of storage tanks in the nuclear sector.

Talking TVS-K 13 September, 2018 Igor Leshukov, director of Tvel’s TVS-K programme speaks to NEI about Russia’s development of fuel for Western-design reactors.

Monitoring motors 13 September, 2018 EDF Energy is using dynamic motor test equipment to monitor the condition of key components at its Hartlepool power station in the UK.

An enriching deal 06 September, 2018 The recent UK nuclear sector deal recognised the importance of the UK nuclear fuel industry. Dominic Kieran discusses what this means for Urenco.

Engineering an inlet 05 September, 2018 Building information modelling (BIM) is playing an important role in the conceptual design of an unshielded intermediate-level-waste handling cell for the UK’s geological...

Finding the lost megawatts 05 September, 2018 Valve maintenance is a complex, yet lucrative opportunity for improved maintenance strategy. Frank Todd and Katelin Kohn offer an insight into the different methodologies that can be...

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