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Eighth Joint IAEA–GIF Technical Meeting/Workshop on the Safety of Liquid Metal Cooled Fast Reactors

20 – 22 Mar 2019
Vienna, Austria
Event code: EVT1703448

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) have jointly committed to collaboration between their respective programmes, and to share information in selected areas of mutual interest. One of the key areas of emphasis in both the GIF and the IAEA programmes is the safety of liquid metal cooled fast reactors (LMFRs) including sodium cooled fast reactors (SFRs) and lead or lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) cooled fast reactors (LFRs). A particularly important area of mutual interest is the harmonization of safety approaches, safety requirements, Safety Design Criteria (SDC), and Safety Design Guidelines (SDG) for the next-generation advanced LMFRs under development worldwide.

Within the framework of this collaboration, six joint IAEA–GIF Technical Meetings/workshops on the safety of SFRs have so far been held since 2010. Lead and LBE cooled fast reactors were included in the agenda since the seventh joint IAEA–GIF workshop on LMFR safety conducted from 27 to 29 March 2018 in Vienna.

The main objectives of this meeting/workshop are to:

  • Discuss the development of the draft GIF report provisionally entitled Safety Design Guidelines on Key Structures, Systems and Components;
  • Discuss the development of the Safety Design Criteria and Safety Design Guidelines for lead and lead-bismuth cooled fast reactors; and
  • Share information on the implementation of SDG for SFRs and SDC for LFRs by the designers of the innovative LMFR concepts.

This meeting is targeted at representatives of GIF member countries; representatives of research and design organizations responsible for innovative LMFRs that are currently under development; representatives of regulatory bodies and technical support organizations; and IAEA experts from the Department of Nuclear Energy and the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security.


All presentations are available in the IAEA INIS Database

(report number: INIS-XA--19M2678)

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