September 20, 1996
Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland,
Safety Parameter Display System for Novovoronezh. Science
Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was selected as the vendor
for a safety parameter display system for Novovoronezh Unit 3. The bid
specification for the system was prepared by Burns & Roe, Inc., who is the
prime contractor for this project. ConSyst, a Russian design
organization, will work with SAIC to develop the software and displays.
In addition to the system that will be installed at Novovoronezh, a
developmental unit will be provided to ConSyst to assist in developing
the Novovoronezh system and for use in future system upgrades. (Rich
Denning, PNNL, 614-424-7412).
Training Technology Transfer
Project. u.S. program team members and representatives from VNIIAES,
Rosenergoatom (REA), Minatom, Balakovo nuclear power plant (NPP),
Atomtechenergo, and Obninsk traveled to Bilibino NPP as part of the
training technology transfer project in Russia. The Bilibino station
director expressed much enthusiasm toward participating in the project
and has indicated that support for plant training is needed and welcomed.
(Sonja Haber, BNL, 516-344-3575)
Balakovo Training Center
Activities. u.S. experts from Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
implemented the training course on management and supervisory skills for
middle management at the Balakovo NPP on September 10 and 11.
Representatives from many different divisions at the plant were present
and evaluated the course positively, especially for use in training new
managers. Balakovo personnel made requests for additional training
modules, which are under consideration.
During the same timeframe,
Balakovo NPP instructors implemented the eighth pilot training program,
Electrical Maintenance, at the training center. Representatives from
Ukraine's Khmelnytskyy NPP also attended the course.
Inc., and Balakovo NPP instructors implemented the Simulator Instructor
Training Course. Representatives from Kozloduy NPP in Bulgaria also
attended this course. Kozloduy NPP staff will receive this course next
month at the Zaporizhzhya NPP (where they receive their simulator
training). (Sonja Haber, BNL, 516-344-3575)
IBRAE Review of
Kola NPP Safety Analysis. Program staff are reviewing final comments
received from IBRAE on the project plan for the Kola in-depth safety
analysis (KOLISA) project. When the review is completed, the plan will
be transmitted to the project staff at Kola. The quality assurance plan
for the project has been translated into Russian; the draft peer review
plan is being translated now. (Ted Ginsberg, BNL, 516-344-2620)
Kola and Kalinin Full-Scope Simulators. During the week of
September 9, Customs cleared the computers for the full-scope simulator
projects at Kola and Kalinin NPPs. The equipment has arrived at the
subcontractor's facility in Moscow. (Ken Erickson, PNNL, 509-372-4063, or
James Anderson, PNNL, 509-372-4721)
Sevatopol Institute Site Visit. A U.S. program delegation
visited the Sevatopol Institute, a former military facility for training
nuclear submarine officers. The Ukrainians are converting the institute
to an educational facility for power plant operations personnel. The
institute has excellent provisions for a large student body, including a
pool reactor facility equipped for educational use and a thermal hydraulic
test facility capable of accommodating a VVER type of fuel bundle. The
institute requested U.S. program assistance for obtaining modern training
methodology and computer hardware and software. (Walt Pasedag, DOE,
Full-Scope Simulator for South Ukraine NPP. on
September 16, a contract was signed with S3 Technologies to develop a
full-scope simulator for South Ukraine Unit 3. (Ken Erickson, PNNL,
509-372-4063, or James Anderson, PNNL, 509-372-4721)
Upgrades at Zaporizhzhya NPP. The Asken Company in Ukraine has
completed the manufacture of 125 fire doors for the Zaporizhzhya NPP. As
a quality check, two of the doors were selected at random for testing.
One door was examined destructively to check dimensions and materials of
construction. The other door was subjected to an International Standards
Organization fire test in Sweden. The doors passed the tests with a
substantial margin. The doors now will be installed in the plant. Asken
also has begun to manufacture fire doors for the Chornobyl NPP. (Rich
Denning, PNNL, 614-424-7412).
Safety Analysis at South Ukraine
NPP. Agreement was reached with South Ukraine NPP on the
organizational and management structure of a project to complete an
in-depth safety analysis for South Ukraine Unit 1. The plant manager
designated the plant's chief engineer as the project manager. The next
step toward getting the plant safety evaluations under way will be a
meeting with Derzhkomatom and the two lead plants for Ukraine
(Zaporizhzhya and South Ukraine). That meeting is scheduled for October
8. (Walt Pasedag, DOE, 301-903-3628)
Chornobyl Shelter Project. The U.S. team of shelter project
specialists attended Workshop 4 of the European Commission Chornobyl
shelter project in Brussels on September 11-13. Six Ukrainian
participants also attended. Participants reviewed the development status
of five alternative short- and long-term action scenarios for solving
Chornobyl shelter problems. The meeting resulted in an assessment of the
relative merits of each scenario, as well as concurrence on methodologies
for assessing radiation dose and costs and benefits. Those assessment
methodologies will be used for screening and ranking the short- and
long-term measures. A key outcome of the meeting was a two-week
extension to allow the teams to complete analyses and scenario rankings.
Previously scheduled meetings with the G-7 nations and the Ukrainian
authorities to seek concurrence on the draft study recommendations were
similarly delayed. The G-7 meeting now is planned for October 10 and 11
in Brussels; the meeting with Ukrainian officials will be on October 14
and 15 in Slavutych. Completion of the study is still planned for
October 31, 1996. (Dennis Kreid, PNNL, 509-375-2170)
Trnava Full-Scope Simulator Upgrade,
Slovakia. In early September, program technical staff met with
representatives from the Nuclear Power Research Institute (VUJE) and two
contractors, U.S.-based SAIC and CORYS, a simulator manufacturer from
France. Program representatives and VUJE signed a memorandum of
agreement for the project. (Ken Erickson, PNNL, 509-372-4063)
Computers for Database
Maintenance Delivered to All RBMK Plants. On September 17, the
computers for maintaining the information acquired with the vibration
analyzers were delivered to the participants. The delivery is the first
step in the transfer of the vibration analysis technology to NPPs with
RBMK reactors. The vibration analyzers have been purchased and will be
delivered in the next six weeks after their readouts are converted to
Cyrillic. (Tom Vehec, PNNL, 509-372-4072)
Group Meeting. During the week of September 9, the VVER-1000
emergency operating instruction (EOI) working group met at Kozloduy NPP.
In attendance were representatives from Balakovo, Zaporizhyzhya, and
Kozloduy NPPs, as well as delegates from VNIIAES, REA, Gidropress,
Kurchatov Institute, Atomenergoproekt, and the Bulgarian regulator. The
main objective of the meeting was to review results from analytical
calculations performed by Gidropress during the past six months to provide
the technical basis documents for EOIs. Representatives of Gidropress
and the three NPPs agreed on an aggressive schedule to complete the
preliminary analysis needed by the NPPs by February 1997. The schedule
includes DOE-funded NPP site visits by Gidropress personnel once or twice
a month to enable Gidropress staff to become more aware of the NPPs'
needs and requirements.
Although the Gidropress calculations are not
yet completed, the individual NPPs have proceeded with the EOI
development task. Zaporizhzhya NPP staff have completed an initial
verification and validation of 24 of the 48 EOIs. That plant also has
developed a diagnostic EOI that will couple symptom-based diagnosis with
existing event-based procedures. The NPP hopes to implement this
procedure by early 1997. Balakovo NPP has approved a verification
procedure; plant personnel have begun initial verification of their EOIs.
Kozloduy NPP has completed initial drafts of six EOIs. The NPPs will
return to verification and validation of the analysis results when
Gidropress provides them.
The next meeting of host country members
of the VVER-1000 working group will be at VNIIAES in late October 1996.
The entire working group, including U.S. representatives, will meet at
Zaporizhzhya NPP on November 18-22, 1996. (Kent Faris, PNNL,
"*" indicates the
event is a new item or has been changed from the last report.
September 21-October 4 -- Ignalina NPP, Lithuania and
Kozloduy NPP, Bulgaria.
Program staff will participate in
configuration management meetings at Ignalina NPP. Then staff from
Kozolody NPP, Risk Engineering Limited, and the U.S. program team will
meet at Kozloduy NPP to discuss the configuration management and
seismic upgrade projects. (Dan Couch, PNNL, 509-372-4591)
*September 22-27 -- Darmstadt, Germany.
expert in radiation measurements and radiation transport modeling will
participate in the European Commission Chornobyl Shelter Project
meeting regarding strategies for resolving safety issues at
Chornobyl Unit 4. Experts from European countries and U.S. industrial
firms will perform the final analysis and comparison of the proposed
alternatives. (Frank Goldner, DOE, 301-903-2025)
23-27 -- Khmelnytskyy NPP, Ukraine.
Corporation will conduct a 1-week work session at Khmelnytskyy NPP. The
primary objective of the session is to continue development of three
training programs: Control Room Reactor Operator, Refueling Floor
Operator, and Chemical Operator. General Physics also will provide
instruction to Khmelnytskyy plant personnel in the systematic
approach to training. (Sonja Haber, BNL, 516-344-3575)
September 23-24 -- Kyiv, Ukraine.
Burns & Roe staff and U.S.
program team members will meet with Goscomatom and Ukrainian nuclear
power plant representatives to initiate a project to provide safety
parameter display systems for VVER-1000 plants in Ukraine. (Rich
Denning, PNNL, 614-424-7412)
September 23-October 4- -- Trnava,
U.S. program staff will work with Slovakian
specialists from VUJE to develop additional computer terminal
displays for the upgraded V1 simulator. The program plan and schedule for
the validation and verification process also will be discussed and
finalized. (Bill Shier, BNL, 516-344-2385).
September 24-25 --
Novovoronezh NPP, Russia.
A member of the program team will
represent the United States at a general coordinating meeting of the G-24
members of the Nuclear Safety Advisory Council for nuclear power plants
with VVER-440/230 reactors. The meeting was called specifically for
the Novovoronezh and Kola NPPs. Participating international
organizations include the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the
European Commission, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development, as well as the G-24 countries. An exchange of
technical information will provide updates on the reactor safety
activities of each participating organization. (Dan Giessing, DOE,
301-903-2852, and Doug Timmins, PNNL, 509-372-6415)
24-26 -- Obninsk, Russia.
The U.S. Department of Energy will
hold an information exchange,"Analytical Methods and Computational
Tools for NPP Safety Assessment," at the Institute of Physics and Power
Engineering (IPPE). The primary purpose is to provide an open forum
for the exchange of information among experts involved in the safety
evaluation of Soviet-designed reactors and communicate the results of the
safety analyses carried out under program sponsorship in Russia,
Ukraine, and Central European countries with Soviet-designed reactors.
Papers will be presented on topics including probabilistic risk
assessment, thermal hydraulic analysis, structural analysis, and
neutronic analysis. Safety analysis specialists from Russian, Ukrainian,
and Central and Eastern European power plants and technical
organizations will participate. Participation of a limited number
of Western European and U.S. experts also is expected. (Walt Pasedag,
DOE, 301-903-3628, or Jeff Binder, ANL, 630-252-7265)
*September 25-26 -- Moscow, Russia.
representatives will meet with Rosenergoatom to review the status of
engineering and technology safety projects in Russia. (Rich Denning,
September 25-26 -- St. Petersburg,
The steering committee for the Leningrad NPP
probabilistic and deterministic safety analysis project will meet to
review project schedule and scope. (Sam McKay, PNNL, 509-372-4059)
*September 27 -- Helsinki, Finland.
A U.S. program
representative will meet with STUK, the Finnish regulatory agency,
regarding that agency's potential participation in the probabilistic
and deterministic safety analysis project under way at the
Leningrad NPP. Discussions will include review and oversight of both the
development activities and deterministic analysis for the
probabilistic risk assessment. (Walt Pasedag, DOE, 301-903-3628)
September 30-October 4 -- Slavutych, Ukraine.
representatives will attend a meeting of the European Commission Chornobyl
Shelter Project. At that meeting, Ukrainian authority concurrence
will be pursued regarding project recommendations for the short- and
long-term measures. (Dennis Kreid, PNNL, 509-375-2170)
*September 30-October 4 -- Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia,
Representatives from BNL, DOE, GAN, the Institute of
Nuclear Power Operations , and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission will attend training technology transfer meetings. (Sonja
Haber, BNL, 516-344-3575)
September 30-October 10 --
Waterford, Connecticut, USA.
Balakovo specialists will
travel to Sonalysts to continue development of the training course for
instrumentation and control operations. (Sonja Haber, BNL, 516-344-3575)
September TBD -- Leningrad NPP, Russia.
Representatives from the U.S. program, Parsons Power, Westinghouse,
Leningrad NPP, and RDIPE will meet to reach agreement on
specifications for the Leningrad Unit 3 safety parameter display system
and sign a memorandum of agreement on roles and responsibilities.
(Rich Denning, PNNL, 614-424-7412)
*September 30-October 3 --
Armenia Nuclear Power Station, Armenia.
The project team for
fire safety will meet at the Armenia Nuclear Power Station to develop a
joint plan for making improvements to fire safety at Unit 2. The
team also will discuss ideas for potential new projects. The team
will coordinate activities with assistance teams from the European Union
and Russia. U.S. program staff and Burns & Roe personnel will
attend. (Dennis Meyers, DOE, 301-903-1418)
*October 5-10 --
Program representatives will participate in
meetings with senior management of the World Association of Nuclear
Operators (WANO) to finalize a contract between the U.S. program office
and the WANO Moscow Center. (Dennis Meyers, PNNL, 202-586-7834)
*October 6-19 -- Kyiv, Zaporizhzhya, and Yuzhoukrainsk,
Technical leaders from the U.S. program team will
meet in Kyiv with representatives of the Ukrainian State Committee
on Nuclear Energy Utilization (Derzhkomatom) and other nuclear power
organizations involved in plant safety evaluation. Initiation of
safety analysis pilot projects for the designated lead plants in
Ukraine (Zaporizhzhya and South Ukraine NPPs) will be discussed. Site
visits to the two plants regarding project startup and project
planning will follow. (Walt Pasedag, DOE, 301-903-3628)
7-11 -- Columbia, Maryland, USA.
Staff representing the
South Ukraine and Rivne NPPs and S3 Technologies will meet with U.S.
program staff to discuss contractual arrangements for the
full-scope simulator projects at South Ukraine Unit 1 and Rivne Unit
3. (Peter Kohut, BNL, 516-344-4982)
October 7-18 -- Kozloduy
General Physics and Sonalysts staff will
assist Kozloduy NPP with the implementation of training courses for
the shift supervisors and reactor repair technicians. (Sonja Haber, BNL,
*October 8-12 -- Bilibino, Russia.
Representatives from the U.S. program and the State of Alaska will travel
to Bilibino to address concerns of the State of Alaska about
emergency preparedness and communications. The team also will review
plant needs on which to base new project starts. (Laurin Dodd,
PNNL, 509-372-4423, or George Vargo, PNNL, 509-375-6836
*October 9-12 -- Kyiv, Ukraine.
U.S. program delegates
will meet with representatives of the Chornobyl NPP and a Ukrainian
subcontractor, Technology Application, Inc., to discuss quality assurance
activities for Chornobyl. (Dennis Meyers, DOE, 202-586-7834)
*October 11-19 -- Kola NPP, Polyarnie Zori, Russia.
Project team members and Victoreen staff will work with Kola NPP personnel
to complete final installation of the confinement high-level
radiation monitor system and calibrate the readout and recorder
electronics for Unit 2. (George Greene, BNL, 516-344-2296)
October 11-20 -- Moscow and Desnagorsk, Russia.
experts from the program team and the contractor, Mechanical Maintenance
Products, Inc., will travel to Moscow and on to Desnagorsk, to the
Smolensk NPP. There they will oversee and assist in classroom and
field training on U.S.-supplied mechanical and optical alignment systems.
Trainees will include representatives of the training departments
from the five RBMK reactor sites in Russia, Ukraine, and Lithuania.
(Grigory Trosman, DOE, 301-903-3581)
*October 14-24 --
Representatives from GAN will attend a
course on the management of performance-based training programs.
The course will be offered at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors
(NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad. (George Sherwood, DOE, 301-903-4162, or
George Vargo, PNNL, 509-375-6836)
October 14-25 -- Novovoronezh
NPP, Russia, and Chornobyl NPP, Ukraine.
the Novovoronezh and Chornobyl NPPs will meet with S3 Technologies,
VNIIAES, and U.S. program team members to discuss detailed
arrangements for the recently awarded analytical simulator projects.
(Peter Kohut, BNL, 516-344-4982)
October 14-18 -- Smolensk NPP,
Russian participants will accompany U.S. personnel
on this site visit that is part of the project involved with
transferring training technology. (John Yoder, DOE, 301-903-5650)
October 14-25 -- Waterford, Connecticut, USA.
Balakovo NPP specialists will travel to Sonalysts to continue development
of the radiation protection training course. (Sonja Haber, BNL,
October 21 -- Helsinki, Finland.
KOLISA project status review will be presented to the project steering
committee. The steering committee consists of the Kola plant
manager, the DOE program manager, and a technical consultant from
IVO International, Finland. (Jeff Binder, ANL, 630-252-7265)
*October 21-24 -- Moscow, Russia.
GAN will attend a workshop on event reporting and analysis for research
reactors and fuel cycle facilities. (George Sherwood, DOE,
301-903-4162, or George Vargo, PNNL, 509-375-6836)
-- Kozloduy NPP, Bulgaria.
The project team for developing
and implementing management and operational controls procedures will
meet. The team will conduct technical reviews of draft procedures and
planned steps to complete implementation of the procedures at pilot
plants in countries with Soviet-designed NPPs. Attendees include
representatives from Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary,
Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and the United States. The
U.S. representatives include staff from the Brunswick NPP, INPO, and DOE.
(Dennis Meyers, DOE, 301-903-1418)
October 21-25 --
Novovoronezh NPP, Russia.
Russian participants will
accompany U.S. personnel on this site visit that is part of the project
involved with transferring training technology. (John Yoder, DOE,
*October 22-November 2 -- Trnava, Slovakia
The validation program for the V1 simulator upgrade will be
performed jointly by U.S. program team members and Slovakian
technical staff. Completion of this validation program is part of the
preparation for transferring the upgraded simulator to the Slovakian
training specialists. (Bill Shier, BNL, 516-344-2385)
- 26 -- Genoa Italy.
U.S. program staff and technical
specialists for the Slovakian Nuclear Power Research Institute will attend
the 8th European Simulator Symposium. There they jointly will
present a paper describing the details and applications of the V1
simulator upgrade project. (Bill Shier, BNL, 516-344-2385)
October 26-November 2 -- Prague, Czech Republic.
probabilistic risk assessment workshop will be cosponsored with the IAEA
at the Czech Republic's Nuclear Research Institute. A U.S. team
member will coordinate and participate in the workshop, which is
being held to resolve discrepancies in modeling assumptions and databases
among the different PRAs of VVER-440 reactors. Safety analysis
specialists from Russian, Ukrainian, and Central and Eastern European
power plants, and technical organizations will address modeling
assumptions, initiating events, and component reliability data, with
the goal of agreeing on consistent assumptions. Participation of a
limited number of Western European and U.S. experts also is
expected. (Jeff Binder, ANL, 630-252-7265)
1 -- Moscow, Russia.
Representatives from GAN will attend a
followup workshop on safety analysis for research reactors and fuel
cycle facilities. (Ed Branagan, DOE, 301-903-6509)
28-November 1 -- Moscow, Russia.
A course on the systematic
approach to training will be given in Moscow for participants of the
training technology transfer program. (Sonja Haber, BNL,
October TBD -- Kozloduy NPP, Bulgaria.
An EOI workshop tentatively is scheduled for Kozloduy NPP.
Representatives from Sonalysts will present the principles of the
U.S. "User's Guide" to staff from Kozloduy VVER-1000 and VVER-440/230
units. (Kent Faris, PNNL, 509-372-4068)
October TBD --
Dukovany NPP, Czech Republic.
In a tentatively scheduled
EOI workshop, Sonalysts representatives will present the U.S. principles
of verification and validation to staff from the Dukovany NPP
VVER-440/213 units. (Larry Sherfey, PNNL, 509-372-4080)
October TBD -- Moscow, Russia.
U.S. specialists will visit
REA in Moscow to assess the capability of Russian-manufactured
high-temperature suits to protect personnel for entry into hostile
environments at nuclear power plants with RBMK reactors. (Jim
Guppy, BNL, 516-344-2698)
October TBD -- Moscow, Russia.
A special meeting of the VVER-1000 working group will be held at
VNIIAES. Working group members from the Balakovo, Kozloduy, and
Zaporizhzhya NPPs will meet with VNIIAES and Gidropress to review
and discuss results of analysis calculations completed by Gidropress.
(Kent Faris, PNNL, 509-372-4068)
November 4-8 -- Chattanooga,
A VVER regulator EOI workshop has been
scheduled at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Technical
Training Center. Representatives from Russian, Ukrainian, and CEEC
regulatory agencies, with primary responsibilities for reviewing and
approving VVER EOIs, will attend. They will observe, learn, and
discuss regulator involvement with EOIs associated with the VVER reactors.
Workshop objectives are to
regulators on symptom-based EOI concepts
- provide demonstrations
on the use of EOIs to mitigate accidents
- build regulator
confidence in the quality of the EOI development process
answers to questions the regulators may have concerning symptom-based EOIs
- demonstrate the U.S. approach to regulator involvement in EOI
- encourage regulator
involvement/priority in EOI development, approval, and implementation.
A combination of classroom lectures and simulator scenarios
will be used to demonstrate these key points. (Kent Faris, PNNL,
November 4-8 -- Kozloduy NPP, Bulgaria.
There will be a VVER-440/230 EOI working group meeting at Kozloduy NPP.
Representatives from all VVER-440/230 NPPs are scheduled to attend.
(Kent Faris, PNNL, 509-372-4068)
*November 5-7 -- Place
The next meeting of the RBMK Maintenance Advisory Board
is set tentatively for November 5-7. The purpose of this meeting
will be to discuss the progress of the project to date and determine and
prioritize project activities for 1997. The meeting place will most
likely be Kyiv, with Chornobyl NPP as host. This is in keeping with
the project's desire to rotate the meetings among the plant sites with
RBMK reactors. (Tom Vehec, PNNL, 509-372-4072)
11-22 -- Balakovo NPP, Russia.
Sonalysts staff will assist
Balakovo in the implementation of the water chemistry training course.
(Sonja Haber, BNL, 516-344-3575)
November 11-December 6
-- Place TBD.
A workshop on the systematic approach to
training will be held for participants of the training technology
transfer program. (Sonja Haber, BNL, 516-344-3575)
18-22 -- Zaporizhzhya NPP, Ukraine.
There will be a
VVER-1000 EOI working group meeting at Zaporizhzhya NPP. Representatives
from all VVER-1000 NPPs are scheduled to attend. (Kent Faris, PNNL,
November 18-22 -- Smolensk NPP, Russia.
There will be an RBMK EOI working group meeting at Smolensk NPP.
Representatives from all RBMK NPPs are scheduled to attend. (Kent
Faris, PNNL, 509-372-4068)
November 18-22 -- Bohunice NPP,
The VVER-440/213 EOI working group will meet.
Representatives from all VVER-440/213 NPPs are scheduled to attend.
(Kent Faris, PNNL, 509-372-4068)
December 11-12 -- Moscow,
A meeting will be held with the training technology
transfer participants to discuss the progress of the program.
(Sonja Haber, BNL, 516-344-3575)
December TBD -- Charlotte,
Plans are being made to bring nondestructive
examination specialists from Russia and Ukraine to the United States
to observe U.S. nondestructive examination practices. Tentative plans
include visits to the Electric Power Research Institute
Nondestructive Examination Center in Charlotte and a U.S. NPP, as well as
to the Savannah River Site to observe how its inspection program has
been upgraded. (Robert Moffitt, PNNL, 509-372-4108)
||Argonne National Laboratory|
|BNL ||Brookhaven National
|CEEC ||Central and Eastern European Countries|
|DOE ||U.S. Department of
Bank for Reconstruction and Development|
||emergency operating instruction (EOIs aid in the
operation, management, and control of plant emergencies; they define the
actions that reactor operators must take to stabilize the reactor and
mitigate the consequences of an accident or abnormal event.)|
|GAN ||Gosatomnadzor (Russian
organization responsible for regulating the safety of nuclear
reactors and fuel cycle enterprises)|
||General Energy Technologies (a joint venture of
VNIIAES and S3 Technologies)|
||Experimental Design Institute (responsible for VVER
reactor design, steam generator design and manufacturing, and
thermal-hydraulic code development and testing)|
|Goscomatom ||Ukrainian State Committee on
Nuclear Power Utilization|
|IAEA ||International Atomic Energy Agency|
|IBRAE ||Russian Academy of Sciences
Nuclear Safety Institute (independent organization specializing in the
development of nuclear safety computer analysis methods)|
|INPO ||Institute of Nuclear Power
in-depth safety analysis|
|INSP ||U.S. International Nuclear Safety Program|
|IPPE ||Kola in-depth safety
|KOLISA ||Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (Obninsk,
|Kurchatov Institute ||Russian scientific center that designs power reactors, research
reactors, fuel, fuel cycle facilities, space nuclear reactors; conducts
economic and policy studies, metallurgical research, fusion
|LEI ||Lithuanian Energy Institute|
|Minatom ||Ministry of Atomic Energy of
the Russian Federation (responsible for developing nuclear reactors and
for fuel cycle enterprises)|
||consortium of 7-8 companies that include Gidropress,
Kurchatov Institute, and VNIIAES|
|NOVISA ||Novovoronezh in-depth safety
|NPA ||nuclear plant analyzer|
||nuclear power plant |
|PNNL ||Pacific Northwest National
|RDIPE ||Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (the
research branch of NIKIET; main designer of Russian RBMK reactors
Bolshio Moschnosti Kipyashchiy (Soviet-designed, graphite-moderated,
boiling water-cooled, channel reactor)|
||Rosenergoatom (a business concern of Minatom
responsible for all nuclear power plant operations except the Leningrad
nuclear power plant)|
|TBD ||to be determined|
||U.S. Agency for International Development|
|VNIIAES ||Russian Institute
for Nuclear Power Plant Operations (assists in nuclear power plant
startup, operations, and training; manufactures full-scope and analytical
|VVER ||Vodo-Vodyanoy Energeticheskyi Reactor ( Soviet-designed
pressurized water reactor)|
|WANO ||World Association of Nuclear Operators|
Note: in the interest of providing a timely update on the
Soviet-Designed-Reactor Safety Program, no formal document review of
this weekly report has been conducted by DOE or PNNL.