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Introduction to severe accident management

Duration: 3.5 days

Level: Expert

You are:

  • An engineer willing to understand the different physical phenomena and strategies envisaged in case of severe accident
  • A design, safety or operation engineer, a trainer or member of a crisis technical support center


  • Theoretical knowledge of nuclear power and operation of PWR plants

During the training you will:

  • Study physical phenomena related to the melting of a nuclear core
  • Look over the actions implemented to mitigate the consequences of an accident
  • Understand the organization set up to mitigate the consequences of an accident

After the training, you will be able to:

  • Describe the phenomenology of severe accident
  • Identify the purpose of the strategy applied during a scenario including damage to the core
  • Explain the origins and evolution of the strategies proposed in the OSSA

Course strengths:

  • This training consists of lectures, practical exercise and a tour of the Framatome crisis center

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With our unique experience we can also offer individual training programs specific to your needs.

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