WPFC Expert Group on Liquid Metal Technologies (WPFC/LM)


Next Meeting: 3-4 December 2018, NEA Offices, Boulogne Billancourt, France



The Expert Group on Heavy Liquid Metal (HLM) technology has been active for several years. Its main objective up to now was to issue a handbook with a collection of theoretical approaches and experimental data in order to deliver recommendations relevant for the design of HLM nuclear systems. Since the second version of the handbook is ready for publication, the EG has re-discussed its scope and future related activities. In particular, as suggested by the Working Party on Scientific Issues of the Fuel Cycle (WPFC), it has been decided to include liquid Na activities in the future work plan of the EG. Secondly, the EG will aim to take the next step in the assessment of available data to bring it closer to application in design, construction and licensing issues on the one hand and operation, In-Service Inspection, handling and maintenance on the other hand. After the discussion the EG proposes to formulate its objectives as follows.


Under the guidance of the Working Party on Scientific Issues of the Fuel Cycle (WPFC), the expert group will undertake activities with the goal to "translate" fundamental scientific understanding to application in support of: (1) Development of construction codes used for design (design rules), (2) Key technical issues for licensing, (3) Recommendations for Operation, Inspection and Handling.


The topical areas and objectives of the expert group are:

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Last reviewed: 13 June 2017