IAEA Mission On Ageing Management Of The High Flux Reactor In Petten

From 21 to 28 June, a team of seven international experts visited NRG‘s High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to examine the ageing management of installations.

NRG celebrated the reactor’s sixtieth anniversary last year, and of course ageing management is an important issue for a reactor of this age.

The IAEA team spent over a week looking at all the programmes, procedures and projects the HFR uses to keep its mechanical, electrical and civil structures and components in good condition.

The IAEA concludes that NRG has made great strides in recent years in establishing a comprehensive ageing management programme in line with IAEA standards. NRG (ENS Corporate Member) is encouraged to continue and expand these activities.

NRG is complimented on the clear commitment and dedication of its management to safety in general and ageing management in particular. The IAEA is pleased with the appointment of an ageing coordinator at the reactor. The way in which major replacement projects are carried out, the implementation of ten-year safety evaluations and the reactor vessel surveillance programme are also mentioned as good performances.

Read the full NRG Press Release.