Advanced Assessment Methods for Nuclear Power Plant Safety

Successful APAL workshop held on “advanced procedures for the integrity assessment of RPVs subjected to PTS loading”

After two years of intensive research activities, the APAL consortium hosted an advanced workshop as a hybrid event in Slovenia, inviting the global community working on safety assessments of reactor pressure vessels (RPV). This event, held on May 11th and 12th in Ljubljana, Slovenia, brought together 13 European partners and two international partners from Japan and the USA of the APAL consortium, who presented their significant advancements in thermo-hydraulic analysis, deterministic and probabilistic analysis procedures for RPV integrity analyses under pressurized thermal shock (PTS). The research breakthroughs achieved during this workshop will serve as a foundation for guiding best practices in deterministic and probabilistic RPV integrity assessment.

The event was a remarkable success, with 68 attendees from 20 countries, 16 speakers and 31 companies actively participating. The organisers take great pride in the considerable interest generated among the community dedicated to safety assessments of reactor pressure vessels. The APAL consortium extends its sincere appreciation to all the participants and presenters for their invaluable contributions, which made the workshop a truly fruitful experience as well as to the local organiser Jožef Stefan Institute. Looking ahead, the APAL consortium eagerly anticipates welcoming an even larger number of participants to its next events in 2024!

Participants of the APAL workshop in Ljubljana