Nuclear Safety in Russian Nuclear Power Plants
This webinar will be devoted to 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.
Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Nuclear Physics and Engineering Department, Obninsk Institute, MEPhi
Professor Nakhabov is associate professor at the 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.
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.