Reactor performance, system reliability, instrumentation and control
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2 Fraunhofer IZFP, Campus E3.1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
3 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Vuorimiehentie 3, Espoo, Finland
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Accepted: 4 June 2019
Published online: 5 May 2020
We present a cross-cutting review of three on-going Horizon 2020 projects (ADVISE, NOMAD, TEAM CABLES) and one already finished FP7 project (HARMONICS), which address the reliability of safety-relevant components and systems in nuclear power plants, with a scope ranging from the pressure vessel and primary loop to safety-critical software systems and electrical cables. The paper discusses scientific challenges faced in the beginning and achievements made throughout the projects, including the industrial impact and lessons learned. Two particular aspects highlighted concern the way the projects sought contact with end users, and the balance between industrial and academic partners. The paper concludes with an outlook on follow-up issues related to the long term operation of nuclear power plants.
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