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Sixth Joint IAEA-GIF Technical Meeting/Workshop on the Safety of Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors

14 – 15 Nov 2016
Vienna, Austria
Event code: I3-TM-52279

One of the key areas in both the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) and the IAEA programmes on innovative nuclear systems is the harmonization of safety approach, safety requirements, safety design criteria (SDC) and safety design guidelines (SDG) for the GEN-IV Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors (SDC-SFR). This topic has gained an increased importance in the aftermath of the accident that occurred in 2011 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP.

In the framework of this collaboration, a series of joint IAEA-GIF Workshops on Safety of sodium-cooled fast reactors has been held since 2010. The first joint IAEA-GIF SFR workshop, titled “Operational and Safety Aspects of Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors” was held on 23-25 June 2010 at the IAEA headquarters.

Continuing this effort for the past six years, and enabling in-depth discussions on the development of SFR SDC/SDG, as well as following the recommendations of the 10th GIF-IAEA Interface Meeting (Vienna, 11-12 April 2016), the sixth joint IAEA-GIF Workshop on Safety of SFR is organized by the IAEA in Vienna on 14-15 November 2016.

The main purpose of the sixth Joint IAEA-GIF Technical Meeting/Workshop on Safety of Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors is to present and discuss in detail the following topics:

  • Review and discuss the GIF report "Safety Design Guidelines on Safety Approach and Design Conditions for Generation IV SFR systems";
  • Share information on implementation of SDG for SFR by the designers of innovative SFR concepts;
  • Discuss the response to the regulator’s comments on SDC report and the updated SDC report; and
  • Discuss the development of “Safety Design Guidelines on Key Structures, Systems and Components”.


All presentations are available in the IAEA INIS Database 


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