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Integration of Safety and Cyber Security: Sharing experiences across industry sectors

What can Nuclear Engineering learn from other engineering sectors particularly other highly regulated ones such as Rail, Oil & Gas (and Aerospace)?

It’s important that engineering sectors collaborate to share best practices to overcome industry wide issues.  What could the Nuclear Industry learn from Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) in the automotive sector.

Key engineering challenges are been highlighted by all the engineering sectors (e.g. demonstrating reliability of safety critical software).  These challenges are researched, developed with solutions then being implemented, but these issues and solution are not shared between the sectors.

For example, how could the railway industry provide key information on their safety procedures promulgating best practice.  How could drone technology be used to ensure our Nuclear facilities are maintained and adhere to strict safety/security standards.

What new engineering methods are being introduced into the UK in the various sectors and how can these new ideas be taken on board to advance all sectors including Nuclear Power.

This event will bring together leading engineering experts to share best practices from their engineering discipline that can be adapted to help advance the Nuclear industry.


Registration is via the IET website and it is free to attend.

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IET conference: Nuclear engineering for safety, control and security

The UK Government’s £200m boost for the nuclear sector is centred on embracing innovation and cutting-edge technology. This is welcome news for the industry and exciting times. It’s not been known for its pace of change, but that seems set to alter.

Fully supported by the Regulator, Nuclear Engineering for safety, control and security has always addressed the challenges faced by those working in the sector. The mix of practical guidance for today’s issues and exploring new technology for future application has proved popular.

Workshops and shorter presentations provide real-world advice for C&I engineers, managers and safety specialists as well as students and those wanting to move into Nuclear.

Benefits of attending

  • An opportunity for you to question the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) in a less formal situation than an inspection. They are great supporters of this event and welcome the chance to talk to you there.
  • Aimed at control & instrumentation, design and systems engineers, safety case authors and managers, all talks will be relevant to you.
  • Technical sessions always give you practical advice for current challenges and make you consider what innovation is right for nuclear new build in the UK and globally.
  • Half day workshops encourage you to take part in discussions to learn more about important subjects.


Key speakers include:

Prof Barry Lennox

Director RAIN, University of Manchester

Dr Rob Buckingham

Director UKAEA, Head of RACE

Stuart Crooks

Managing Director HPC, EDF Energy


Civil Nuclear Sector Lead, National Cyber Security Centre

Neil Blundell

Principal Nuclear Inspector, ONR


Hub members are able to register at the IET member rate -please note this on the booking form if you are not an IET member . Contact members@southwestnuclearhub.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Conference registration

Member - £585
Non-member - £685

Workshop registration

Member - £140 per workshop
Non-member - £180 per workshop

Seminar registration

Member - £350
Non-member - £440

Group registration discount – full conference

Member - £527.50
Non-member - £617.50

All prices are per person and are subject to VAT at 20%.



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IET Conference: Nuclear Engineering for Safety, Control and Security

Nuclear engineering for safety, control and security

The South West Nuclear Hub is supporting this conference from the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

The 6th Nuclear Engineering conference provides a perfect forum for hearing from the ONR about what is expected of personnel working in nuclear facilities whilst learning from engineers, managers and other specialists implementing solutions to challenges the whole industry faces, whatever the facility.

The scope of Nuclear engineering for safety, control and security covers all stages of the lifecycle of nuclear from new build through existing plant operations (civil and defence) to end of life. Concern about the relationship of safety and security continues to be a major concern that cannot be ignored.

Themes for 2018 included:

  • Security
  • Nuclear new build
  • SMRs
  • FPGAs
  • Managing obsolescence

Key benefits of attending

  • Hearing directly from the Office for Nuclear Regulation on the guidance and standards that affect you most
  • Benefiting from the speakers’ experience to understand how nuclear safety, control and security can be improved at your site
  • Networking with colleagues from different organisations and/or locations
  • Spending a day away from site, hearing about new techniques and different ways of doing things
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Bristol Academics Showcase at IET EngTalks Event

A University of Bristol team showcase the ASPIRE Diamond Energy Materials project at IET London The University of Bristol showcased its innovative diamond energy materials at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Engtalks event in London this week. The exhibiting team comprised of academics from the Schools of Physics and Chemistry. ASPIRE Project The […]

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