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The Design Options and Provision File and the Role of Defence in Depth Within the Pre-Licensing of the MYRRHA Project

Abstract

The Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) is engaged in a process of pre-licensing for the experimental reactor MYRRHA. The regulatory framework applicable for the implementation of the MYRRHA project and the expected safety, security and safeguards philosophy are described by FANC in a Strategic Note. This document presents a logical flow chart which defines the steps required to design a basic nuclear installation and ensure compliance with the requirements of nuclear safety, security and safeguards. Using this flow chart, the content of a set of volumes (Design Options and Provision File - DOPF) is defined; the DOPF will serve as a basis for the evaluation of the concept with the acceptability of the selected design options. Defence in depth (DiD) and its fundamental principles remain the foundation of the whole process. The paper summarizes the contents of the Strategic Note and the DOPF and focuses more specifically on aspects relating to changes in the concept of defence in depth and on practices for their integration in the process of design / assessment of the MYRRHA reactor. (author)
Authors:
Fiorini, G. L.; Hakimi, N., E-mail: Gian-Luigi.fiorini@fanc.fgov.be; [1]  Tombuyses, B.; Dams, C.; Wertelaers, A.; Schrauben, M.; Dresselaers, R. [2] 
  1. FANC (Belgium)
  2. Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC), Bruxelles (Belgium)
Publication Date:
Oct 15, 2014
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-CD-1749
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety: Defence in Depth - Advances and Challenges for Nuclear Installation Safety, Vienna (Austria), 21-24 Oct 2013; Other Information: 15 refs., 5 figs.; Related Information: In: International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety: Defence in Depth — Advances and Challenges for Nuclear Installation Safety. Proceedings of an International Conference held in Vienna, Austria, 21-24 October 2013| 353 p.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BELGIAN ORGANIZATIONS; EXPERIMENTAL REACTORS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; REACTOR LICENSING; REACTOR SAFETY; SAFEGUARDS; SECURITY
OSTI ID:
22318504
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Safety Assessment Section, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-92-0-158214-0; ISSN 1684-2073; TRN: XA14M7020024701
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/TE-1749_CD_web.pdf and on 1 CD-ROM from IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 12-27
Announcement Date:
Mar 21, 2015

Citation Formats

Fiorini, G. L., Hakimi, N., E-mail: Gian-Luigi.fiorini@fanc.fgov.be, Tombuyses, B., Dams, C., Wertelaers, A., Schrauben, M., and Dresselaers, R. The Design Options and Provision File and the Role of Defence in Depth Within the Pre-Licensing of the MYRRHA Project. IAEA: N. p., 2014. Web.
Fiorini, G. L., Hakimi, N., E-mail: Gian-Luigi.fiorini@fanc.fgov.be, Tombuyses, B., Dams, C., Wertelaers, A., Schrauben, M., & Dresselaers, R. The Design Options and Provision File and the Role of Defence in Depth Within the Pre-Licensing of the MYRRHA Project. IAEA.
Fiorini, G. L., Hakimi, N., E-mail: Gian-Luigi.fiorini@fanc.fgov.be, Tombuyses, B., Dams, C., Wertelaers, A., Schrauben, M., and Dresselaers, R. 2014. "The Design Options and Provision File and the Role of Defence in Depth Within the Pre-Licensing of the MYRRHA Project." IAEA.
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title = {The Design Options and Provision File and the Role of Defence in Depth Within the Pre-Licensing of the MYRRHA Project}
author = {Fiorini, G. L., Hakimi, N., E-mail: Gian-Luigi.fiorini@fanc.fgov.be, Tombuyses, B., Dams, C., Wertelaers, A., Schrauben, M., and Dresselaers, R.}
abstractNote = {The Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) is engaged in a process of pre-licensing for the experimental reactor MYRRHA. The regulatory framework applicable for the implementation of the MYRRHA project and the expected safety, security and safeguards philosophy are described by FANC in a Strategic Note. This document presents a logical flow chart which defines the steps required to design a basic nuclear installation and ensure compliance with the requirements of nuclear safety, security and safeguards. Using this flow chart, the content of a set of volumes (Design Options and Provision File - DOPF) is defined; the DOPF will serve as a basis for the evaluation of the concept with the acceptability of the selected design options. Defence in depth (DiD) and its fundamental principles remain the foundation of the whole process. The paper summarizes the contents of the Strategic Note and the DOPF and focuses more specifically on aspects relating to changes in the concept of defence in depth and on practices for their integration in the process of design / assessment of the MYRRHA reactor. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2014}
month = {Oct}
}