RRFM/IGORR 2007 conference took
place, in Lyon, from 12-14 March. For the first time, RRFM (Research
Reactor Fuel Management) - the European Nuclear Society’s
(ENS) well-established annual event – “joined forces”
with the IGORR (International Group Operating Research Reactors)
conference to offer engineers and specialised nuclear researchers
the chance to focus on the latest technological developments in
the field of nuclear research reactors.
The new format joint conference, which exploited perfectly the
synergy that exists between the RRFM and IGORR events, brought
together more than 260 experts from 38 countries across the world.
The conference programme revolved around a series
of Plenary Sessions dedicated to the latest global developments
with regards to research reactor technology and management systems,
parallel sessions that focused on specific research projects and
initiatives and a technical tour programme that took in the CERCA
NPP, at Romans, and the Institut Laue Langevin, in Grenoble.
Among the RRFM/IGORR 2007 programme highlights
were the following sessions that illustrated the global nature
of current research in this field: the OPAL research reactor developed
in Australia; the construction of the new Jules Horowitz research
reactor (JHR) that has begun at Cadarache (France); the international
ILL programme that focuses on the transformation of the Tajoura
nuclear reactor in Libya into a regional hub for civil nuclear
research and the Chinese research reactor, CARR.
If you need more information on RRFM/IGORR2007 visit the ENS
website at: www.rrfm2007.org