A Task Group on Advanced Reactor Experimental Facilities (TAREF) has been set up to provide an overview of facilities suitable for carrying out safety research on gas-cooled and sodium fast reactors.
The objective is to highlight facilities for safety research on advanced reactors as these reactors incorporate design features, materials and safety provisions that are likely to require exploratory experiments, verifications and confirmatory tests. An adequate facility and expertise infrastructure will be required to support safety evaluation and licensing for these reactors.
The task group will use phenomenon identification and ranking tables (PIRT) and questionnaire findings to propose a strategy for the efficient utilisation of facilities and resources which meet safety research priorities.
The scope of work includes:
Members from Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States are to take part in this task. The USNRC will take the lead on gas-cooled reactor systems, while the IRSN will take the lead on sodium fast reactor systems.
E-mail contact: Carlo Vitanza (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last reviewed: 11 December 2009