2019

2019 - Webinar Archives


23 April 2019

Recorded Ener-Connect Webinar

James Larkin - An Introduction to Nuclear Security and Why its Important to You

Description:

The nuclear fraternity is a small world, and we are all affected by what one another does. A nuclear security incident in one part of the world can and will have a profound effect on the rest of the nuclear arena. We all need to become and remain aware that there are people in the world today who wish to use nuclear and radiological material for malevolent uses, and we all need to do our part in securing nuclear and radiological material, and the associated information from falling into the wrong hands.

The recorded presentation can be found here.

Presenter:

Professor James Larkin is Director, Radiation and Health Physics Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Professor Larkin is also the Chairman of the university’s NIH mandated Biosafety Committee and is the immediate past chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN).

Professor Larkin’s research interests include environmental measurement of NORM arising for gold mining activities, silica dust distribution around mining operations, and the effect of regional culture on the implementation nuclear security culture amongst others.

Professor Larkin serves as an expert for both the U.S. Department of State Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS), and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Lecturing on a number of professional development workshops throughout the world for PNS (topics including Insider threat, Counter terrorism, and Introduction to nuclear security) and on various aspects of Human Resource Development in Nuclear Security for the IAEA, at both regional and national workshops).

Professor Larkin has also lectured extensively on the IAEA/ICTP International and Regional Schools for Nuclear Security. At Witwatersrand University he teaches various courses in nuclear security and radiation protection.

Professor Larkin is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK, member of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, US, and a founding member of the Southern African Radiation Protection Association.

Recordings:

The recorded presentation can be found here.

The powerpoint can be downloaded here.


27 March 2019

Recorded Ener-Connect Webinar

Aleksandr Nakhabov - Nuclear Safety in Russian Nuclear Power Plants

Description:

This webinar discussed Russian nuclear power plant (NPP) safety design features and technologies, with special focus on the Russian VVER-1200 design.

The VVER-1200 is an innovative Generation 3+ technology that is already operational in Russia, and entered into commercial operation in December 2017. Fundamental safety functions have been the leading principle in the design of the VVER, which is an evolutionary technology that employs advanced safety systems and complies with all post-Fukushima regulations. The main safety concepts and functions of VVER reactors includes passivity, diversity, multiple train redundancy, and physical separation. The webinar will touch upon basic safety criteria and principles for Russian NPPs, main components of the VVER NPP, and VVER-1200 safety systems and more. The recorded presentation can be found here.

Presenter:

Professor Nakhabov is associate professor of Nuclear Physics and Engineering Department, and Head of Department of International Education and Collaboration at the Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering of National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in Russia. Professor Nakhabov has been training personnel for Russian-designed NPPs for over a decade, specializing in control theory basics, instrumentation design, methods of non-destructive testing, non-destructive testing in NPPs, and nuclear power engineering. Professor Nakhabov implemented first in-service welding joints inspection for equipment and pipelines in the Tianwan NPP Units 1 and 2 (China), and in cooperation with the Engineering Diagnostics Center of NIKIET in Moscow, developed the system for automated analysis of ultrasonic testing results applying NPP welding joints.

Recordings:

The recorded presentation can be found here.

The powerpoint can be downloaded here.


27 February 2019

Recorded Ener-Connect Webinar

Helmuth Böck - Nuclear Power Plant Technology

Description:

An overview of current (Pressurized Water Reactors, Boiling Water Reactors, CANDU) and future (Small Modular Reactors and, GEN IV) nuclear power plants will be discussed including a number of weblinks for more detailed information and to increase your own understanding of these technologies. The recorded presentation can be found here.

Presenter:

Mr. Böck holds an Engineering Degree and Doctorate Degree from the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien).  From 1967-2008, Mr. Böck was the Reactor Manager for the Research Reactor at TU Wien, and from 1971-1978 he was a Member of the Reactor Safety Evaluation team for the Zwentendorf nuclear power plant.  In 1979 he became Associate Professor for Reactor Safety, and since his retirement in 2008 and subsequent rehiring as a consultant at TU Wien in 2009, Mr. Böck continues to lecture on courses at TU Wien in Reactor Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Practical Exercises on Reactor Physics and Instrumentation and Control.  Mr. Böck has been the coordinator of more than 90 Master and PhD Theses at TU Wien, and has more than 350 publications in international journals and at international conferences. Mr. Böck has conducted more than 80 expert missions on behalf of the IAEA to countries in Asia, Africa and South America, as well as coordinated more than 120 IAEA fellows from these countries at the research reactor at TU Wien.

Recordings:

The recorded presentation can be found here.

The powerpoint can be downloaded here.


20 February 2019

Recorded European Nuclear Society Webinars

Description:

The European Nuclear Society (ENS), together with University of Pisa, under the EU-funded ENEN+ project, conduct a series of webinars on nuclear careers.








30 January 2019

Recorded Ener-Connect Webinar

John Roberts - Status of Nuclear Energy Worldwide


Description:

Many countries around the world are now building a new, modern, fleet of nuclear power plants with many more either planning or considering nuclear to provide safe, reliable electricity and also to help reduce their carbon emissions. Many countries also have a legacy fleet of reactors that require decommissioning while some are also developing geological disposal facilities. This presentation will provide an overview of the current status of worldwide nuclear projects and reflect on some of the issues and challenges that have slowed down the wider acceptance of nuclear energy. If nuclear is chosen by some countries for their electricity why is it not chosen by all countries? The recorded presentation can be found here. The powerpoint presentation can be found below.

Presenter:

John Roberts is the Nuclear Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester. He currently lectures on nuclear energy courses of the UK Nuclear Technology Education Consortium, at the University of Southampton and on industry graduate training programmes. He has previously delivered lectures on nuclear energy in China, Russia, Finland and the Czech Republic. He is an IAEA Consultant on Knowledge Management, Education and Outreach and has co-authored IAEA publications on worldwide nuclear education and nuclear curricula. He is currently a Director of the European Nuclear Education Network and a member of the EU Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform Executive Committee. He obtained his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from The University of Liverpool.

The recorded presentation can be found here.

The powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here.