On Thursday 15 of February
PIME 2007 offers the opportunity to visit the Joint
Research Centre of the European Commission in ISPRA.
The ISPRA site is the third
largest EC site after Brussels and Luxembourg. It covers
an area of 160 hectares. There are roughly 1500 employees
(1000 core staff and 500 visiting staff) plus, typically,
200 staff from external organisations and 200 visitors
every day. ISPRA hosts 3 scientific institutes, 2 horizontal
Directorates and is home to DG ADMIN's Paymaster’s
Proposed visits at the
Laboratory (PERLA), the sole EU facility
with an extensive collection of well-characterised
nuclear reference materials and non destructive
analysing techniques (gamma-spectrometers and neutron
counters) for the training of inspectors and performance
quantification of equipment.
The Tank Measurement
(TAME) laboratory for solution monitoring
and the measurement of density and quantity for
Electromagnetic and Physical Equipment Stress Testing
(TEMPEST) laboratory, where electronic
instruments and devices specific to nuclear safeguards
are certified after checking for compliance with
Seals and Identification
Techniques Laboratory (SILAB) specialized
in development of sealing and identification techniques
for safeguarding of nuclear material such as fresh
or spent fuel containers and transport/storage casks
of various kinds.
is a highly versatile accelerator with a rather
large energy range and the capability of accelerating
protons and alpha particles (up to energies of 40MeV)
as well as deuterons (up to 20MeV). With this facility
a wide variety of radioisotopes can be produced
and it is especially useful for research purposes.
Buses will leave from Milan to ISPRA in the
morning and will arrive back in Milan at around 16:30.
The Technical Tour is included in the PIME
Deadline for registration to the Technical
Tour is Friday 2 February 2007.
Please be sure to carry your passport or ID
when visiting the JRC
The maximum number of participants to the
tour is limited and participation is on a first-come-first-served
Please fill in the appropriate section of
the registration form with the details required for
the security check.