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NI Western Branch Seminar: the story of the UK HPR1000 reactor

The Nuclear Institute Western Branch evening seminar programme returns in September. The guest speakers are Chris Quick, Lead Project Correspondent (Design) at General Nuclear System, on behalf of EDF, and Miss Liu Man of General Nuclear System, on behalf of China General Nuclear.

  • Time: 6.30pm (refreshments from 6pm)
  • Location: Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's School of Engineering, University of Bristol


The UK HPR1000 technology that is currently undergoing UK Regulatory assessment under the GDA framework. The presentation will cover:
• The history and evolution of the HPR1000 technology, including some key features of the design
• The progress through the GDA process so far, including key areas of risk when imposing UK expectations
• Some personal reflections on the challenges associated with bringing non-UK designs into the UK context, including prescriptive vs. target setting regulation and demonstration of ALARP & BAT


Sign-up via the Eventbrite page hpr1000.eventbrite.co.uk

Venue Information

The following link gives information and maps on how to get to the University of Bristol: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/maps/directions/ 

Related Event

You may also be interested in the Nuclear South West/South West Nuclear Hub Annual Conference on 18th/19th September. There will be a pre-conference dinner directly after this lecture at the Mercure Grand Hotel, Bristol with the conference on the following day.

More information can be found here: nuclearconference2018.eventbrite.co.uk


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NI YGN Introduction to Nuclear Power Generation Conference

Date: 5 - 7 September 2018 (3-day event)
Venue: EDF Energy, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RS

Click here for the flyer of the event!

More information on the Nuclear Institute website: https://www.nuclearinst.com/Events-list/2018-YGN-Intro-to-Nuclear-Power-Generation/59228

Registration and Prices

Please note the booking deadline is 29th July 2018.

Pricing structure (Ex. VAT)

NI YGN Member £240

NI Member £255

NI Corporate Member £285

Non-Member £299

Conference Agenda

Delegates will be exposed to the past, present and future of nuclear power production, through technical seminars presented by representatives from across the industry, as well as tours of Hinkley Point B Power Station & the Joint European Toroid (JET) Fusion Reactor.

Seminars will discuss a variety of key topics within the industry; from Reactor Physics to Electricity Generation to grid; from the history of nuclear reactors to the future of nuclear power production, including the progress towards establishing nuclear fusion power production. Delegates can expect to be provided with an insight to the industry as a whole and what the future may look like.

Many of the ideas from the seminars will then be observed first hand on the tours of Hinkley Point B Power Station & the Joint European Toroid Fusion Reactor.

A formal dinner will provide the opportunity to network with people across the industry, including our main speaker Mike Harrison, Chief Nuclear Officer for Region 1 at EDF Energy.

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Probabilistic Treatment of Stresses For Use in Creep-Fatigue Crack Initiation Assessments

Research Area: Structural Integrity PI: Mr Nader Zentuti Funders: EDF Energy Contact details: nader.zentuti@bristol.ac.uk The Challenge For assessing a component operating at high temperatures for creep-fatigue damage which can lead to crack initiation, the stress state during nominal operating conditions is required. These stresses are usually obtained from complex thermal and mechanical FE. However, using […]

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Young Nuclear Safety Professional Forum Conference on Innovation

Date: Thursday 5th July 2018
Venue: EDF Energy, Barnwood

The YNSPF are pleased to invite all of you to attend the 2nd Annual YNSPF conference on INNOVATION. The conference is to be held at EDF Energy, Barnwood on Thursday the 5th July 2018.

Click here for the flyer and agenda!

The conference provides a chance for professionals at all stages of their career, particularly early careers including graduates, placement student and apprentices, to meet and share ideas and knowledge from across the nuclear industry. The YNSPF aims to encourage liaison and innovation across all nuclear sites. Last year at the ONR site there was an excellent turnout, with speakers, workshops and panellists from a variety of YNSPF member companies and crossing a variety of topics including skills and development, leadership, communication, challenges within nuclear safety and the new generation of nuclear experts and their relationship with the YNSPF.

The conference is free to attend and YNSPF membership is not necessary!

Register here: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3664820/Conference-Registration-Form

 Young Nuclear Safety Professionals’ Forum

Members of the YNSPF consist of individuals within the first five years of their nuclear careers, inclusive of apprentices and graduates. YNSPF members are from nuclear licensed sites, Ministry of Defence nuclear authorised sites, companies with major nuclear interests and regulatory bodies. The YNSPF meets regularly to discuss current and future programmes of work and to facilitate the sharing of knowledge.

Read more about the group here: https://www.nuclearinst.com/YNSPF

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Student Group Project Visit to Assystem

A group of four postgraduate students from the University of Bristol recently visited the Preston offices of Assystem Energy & Infrastructure Limited, as part of their group research project. The students are all studying on the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering and are working together on a project, sponsored by EDF, on alternative methods of condition […]

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Investment in New Equipment for Materials Research

As part of recent investment in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol, the Solid Mechanics Research Group (SMRG) has been awarded funding for new equipment to carry out advanced mechanical testing and high temperature measurements. This equipment will be used for experimental research programmes on structural integrity and materials characterisation for industrial […]

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MSc Students Complete Exchange With Materials Ageing Institute

Two students from the South West Nuclear Hub undertook a week-long exchange at the Material Ageing Institute, EDF Lab Les Renardières, Paris. MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering students Rachael Matthews and Tianyi Li undertook an exchange with the Material Ageing Institute (MAI) at the end of January. Here are their accounts of their time in France. Tianyi Li […]

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Bristol Academic Speaks to BBC About Hinkley Mud Dredging

University of Bristol Academic Speaks to BBC to Allay Fears of ‘Radioactive Mud Dumping’ in the Bristol Channel Dr David Richards, from the School of Geographical Sciences and research theme leader for environmental hazards and risks at the South West Nuclear Hub, was interviewed by the BBC this week about a proposal to move 300,000 […]

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