Advanced Assessment Methods for Nuclear Power Plant Safety

APAL’s first progress meeting

On the 19th and 20th October 2021, the APAL consortium successfully held its 1st Progress Meeting welcoming around 50 participants virtually on each of the two days, which has again proven the great interest and involvement in the APAL project. We would like to thank our five Advisory Board members for participating in the discussions, as well as our Project Officer of the European Commission for joining the Progress Meeting and for her positive feedback on the progress that has been made during the first 12 months of the project.

The APAL partners gave a detailed overview of the activities that took place over the last year. This included an extensive literature and state-of-the-art review for LTO improvements having an impact on PTS analysis for which a public report will be published soon. The work on thermal-hydraulic (TH) data, deterministic and probabilistic margin assessment is also on track. To move the project ahead successfully, the consortium partners discussed the ongoing activities and the next steps. In particular, the APAL consortium invites to the upcoming 'State of the art' workshop, public and in a hybrid format, that is going to take place in Switzerland on March 30th and 31st 2022, providing a better understanding of the different steps of PTS assessment and its technical background.