Title: Review of current Severe Accident Management (SAM) approaches for Nuclear Power Plants in Europe
Authors: HERMSMEYER StephanIGLESIAS R.HERRANZ L.REER B.SONNENKALB MNOWACK H.STEFANOVA A.RAIMOND ECHATELARD P.FOUCHER LaurentBARNAK M.MATEJOVIC PPASCAL GHISLAINVELA GARCIA MONICASANGIORGI MARCOPLA FREIXA PATRICIAGRAH ALEKSANDERSTRUCIC MIODRAGLAJTHA G.TECHY Z.LIND T.KOCH M.k.GREMME FlorianBUJAN AlbertSANCHEZ V.
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC93082
ISBN: 978-92-79-44446-3
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 26967
OP LD-NA-26967-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC93082
DOI: 10.2790/38824
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The Fukushima accidents highlighted that both the in-depth understanding of such sequences and the development or improvement of adequate Severe Accident Management (SAM) measures are essential in order to further increase the safety of the nuclear power plants operated in Europe. To support this effort, the CESAM (Code for European Severe Accident Management) R&D project, coordinated by GRS, started in April 2013 for 4 years in the 7th EC Framework Programme of research and development of the European Commission. It gathers 18 partners from 12 countries: IRSN, AREVA NP SAS and EDF (France), GRS, KIT, USTUTT and RUB (Germany), CIEMAT (Spain), ENEA (Italy), VUJE and IVS (Slovakia), LEI (Lithuania), NUBIKI (Hungary), INRNE (Bulgaria), JSI (Slovenia), VTT (Finland), PSI (Switzerland), BARC (India) plus the European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC). The CESAM project focuses on the improvement of the ASTEC (Accident Source Term Evaluation Code) computer code. ASTEC,, jointly developed by IRSN and GRS, is considered as the European reference code since it capitalizes knowledge from the European R&D on the domain. The project aims at its enhancement and extension for use in severe accident management (SAM) analysis of the nuclear power plants (NPP) of Generation II-III presently under operation or foreseen in near future in Europe, spent fuel pools included. In the frame of the CESAM project one of the tasks consisted in the preparation of a report providing an overview of the Severe Accident Management (SAM) approaches in European Nuclear Power Plants to serve as a basis for further ASTEC improvements. This report draws on the experience in several countries from introducing SAMGs and on substantial information that has become available within the EU “stress test”. To disseminate this information to a broader audience, the initial CESAM report has been revised to include only public available information. This work has been done with the agreement and in collaboration with all the CESAM project partners. The result of this work is presented here.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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