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Selecting HSIs for new nuclear plants
16 December, 2015
The analysis, design and selection of advanced human-system interfaces (HSIs) constitute an important part of power plant engineering. This article proposes a technology selection scheme for the nuclear industry, based upon context of use, technology readiness levels, usability, and human performance requirements. By Jacques Hugo and David Gertman

IAEA says climate change challenge needs nuclear
01 December, 2015
Nuclear power is the only low-carbon technology that is available today that has the potential to be deployed on a wide scale and in large capacities to help meet the global climate–energy challenge, according to Dr Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Network improvements
30 November, 2015
Corrina Thompson looks at recent upgrades to radiation monitoring networks in Russia, the UK and Canada.

China looks to export markets
17 November, 2015
In the past few weeks, China has signed nuclear deals with Argentina, Romania, South Africa and Ukraine, as well as finalising its participation with EDF Energy in the construction of the UK's Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

Buried costs?
04 November, 2015
Life cycle costing in radioactive waste packaging has the potential to reduce costs whilst accelerating cleanup. By Mark C. Janicki and Mark Johnson

Diversification of the VVER fuel market
30 September, 2015
Mark Dye, Jan Höglund, and Ulf Benjaminsson give an overview of Westinghouse’s 15-year nuclear fuel development programme at South Ukraine, along with its plans to re-enter the VVER-440 fuel market with a new design.

Pipe stress analysis
17 September, 2015
A new tool that can be installed easily on a piping surface without adhesive bonding can measure strains on piping quickly and accurately. By Tsunemichi Takahama, Kazuma Nishimura, Seiichiro Ninomiya, Yoshihiro Matsumoto and Yutaka Harada

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