NRSC delegation visit to Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Belarus

NRSC delegation comprising of the heads of neutronics analysis and nuclear fuel, thermal-hydraulics analysis and risk assessment groups, visited Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Belarus for an experience and knowledge shearing meeting from 29 to 31 July 2015.

The purpose of the visit was to hold a training course on deterministic and probabilistic methods of safety assessment for nuclear installations for relevant specialists of BNRRA, Technical support organization of BNRA (Sosny Institute) and operating organization as well as for technical staff of Belarusian NPP involved in the safety analysis. The training program covered in particular, essentials of safety assessment, legislative and normative bases, national and international best practices, computational codes applied, requirements to the computational codes as well as practical examples of safety assessment and independent review for regulatory authorities were discussed and illustrated.

NRSC experts addressed questions and concerns of the training course participants as well as provided them with practical recommendations and suggestions on further enhancement and strengthening of the national capabilities in the area of safety assessment.

It has been agreed to continue cooperation between BNRRA and ANRA/NRSC in the area of independent review and systematic competence building and other areas of mutual interest.