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Quarterly Activity Report of the International Nuclear Safety Program.
April - June 2002
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Armenia
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Lithuania
Russia
Slovakia
Ukraine
United States
Cross-Cutting Activities
Planned Activities

Armenia

Integrated Physical Security Design

A technical representative from PNNL traveled to Armenia to help establish a contract on integrated design development with special design office “Elbrus” on March 7, 2002. At the present time, “Elbrus” and its subcontractor, ISTA Systems, have developed design requirements (Task 1). The conceptual design (Task 2) is under development and it is anticipated that this task will be completed in July 2002. In order to avoid project schedule delay, it was agreed to hold a project review meeting at the Armenia NPP in mid-August. Discussions, involving Armenia NPP and the opinions of the Ministry of Energy of Armenia, will focus on the level of confidentiality in place when sharing design documents with PNNL. Another PNNL technical representative visited Armenia NPP in mid-May and received a deliverable, later reviewed for completeness. (Andrei Glukhov, PNNL, 509-375-3961)

Security Upgrade Implementation of Service Water System

A contract for implementation of security upgrades of the perimeter of the service water system was established with the Armenian construction company “Gydroenergashin.” The scope of the contract includes upgrades of the newly installed Service Water System and full technical integration into the existing plant perimeter physical security system. All major activities performed by the contractor were verified and accepted. The operation of the new system was demonstrated during the visit. The modernized part of the perimeter (~ 1.5 kilometer) was seamlessly integrated into the existing perimeter security system. (Andrei Glukhov, PNNL, 509-375-3961)

Armenia NPP Procedure Upgrades

Technical specialists from PNNL and Excelon Corporation traveled to Armenia to meet with over 30 staff members of Armenia NPP. The purpose of the meeting was for PNNL and Excelon to present an overview of the procedure upgrade project, the procedure format, and procedure implementation in the U.S. Over a period of three days, all 30 Armenia NPP and Atom Service staff members were present for the presentations. Project deliverables were also discussed with Atom Service personnel. (Larry Sherfey, PNNL, 509-372-4080; Ken Erickson, PNNL, 509-372-4063)

Thermohydraulics Codes Shared with Armenia NPP

On May 17, two technical specialists from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) met with the thermohydraulics experts at the Nuclear Power Plant Research Institute, Trnava Inc. (VUJE) who are providing assistance to the Armenia deterministic safety assessment project. With the help of the Slovakians, the Armenians are developing expertise with the thermohydraulics code necessary for the deterministic safety analysis being sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). With the support of VUJE, the deterministic safety work should be completed by the end of 2003. The Armenian NPP staff will continue to provide the plant-specific data and the VUJE staff will provide the training and advice on methodology. The Armenian NPP staff will be responsible for certification of the technical validity of the calculations. (Mark Petri, ANL, 630-252-3719; Philip Pizzica, ANL, 630-252-4847)

April - June 2002
Contents
Highlight
Armenia
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Lithuania
Russia
Slovakia
Ukraine
United States
Cross-Cutting Activities
Planned Activities

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