| Indicators for Management of Planned Outages in Nuclear Power Plants
IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1490
Planned outages are a main contributor to nuclear power plant (NPP) unavailability, risk and cost. Effective management of planned outages is a key factor for improvement of NPP safety, availability and competitiveness. To support outage management, an outage monitoring system is implemented that follows all the fundamental and critical activities and deadlines in each phase of the outage. The IAEA has produced this publication on indicators for planned outage monitoring as a complement to a series of technical publications related to practices regarding outage management and cost effective maintenance. The aim of this publication is to provide guidelines for outage monitoring systems, examples of specific outage indicators and good practices in outage monitoring. This publication outlines a set of outage indicators that could be considered by operators of NPPs when establishing or revising their own specific outage indicator systems.
ISBN 92-0-102706-0, English. 15.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 30 May 2006.
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| Les événements externes d"origine humaine dans l"évaluation des sites de centrales nucléaires
Collection normes de sûreté Nº NS-G-3.1
This Safety Guide recommends actions, conditions and procedures and provides guidance for fulfilling the requirements of Safety Standards Series No. NS-R-3, Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations, in relation to external human induced events when conducting a site evaluation for a nuclear power plant. The present Guide supersedes Safety Series No. 50-SG-S5, External Man-Induced Events in Relation to Nuclear Power Plant Siting (1981).
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. General approach to site evaluation in relation to external human induced events; 3. Data collection and investigations; 4. Screening and evaluation procedures; 5. Aircraft crashes; 6. Release of hazardous fluids; 7. Explosions; 8. Other external human induced events; 9. Administrative aspects.
STI/PUB/1126, 55 pp.; 1 figures; 2006
ISBN 92-0-212705-0, French. 14.50 Euro. Date of Issue: 23 March 2006.
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| Case Studies in the Application of Probabilistic Safety Assessment Techniques to Radiation Sources
IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1494
Probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) techniques are a key tool used in safety assessments. The IAEA has undertaken a coordinated research project on the application of PSA techniques to radiation sources in use at medical and industrial facilities. This report presents the studies’ results, including the safety insights and recommendations obtained, the benefits and limitations of PSA techniques, and guidance for performing PSA studies for radiation source applications. In addition, an overview of the techniques and approaches used in each study and the practice specific results are presented. The risk insights obtained constitute potential safety issues to be considered by practitioners, facility staff and management, equipment designers, and regulators in their safety management and risk evaluation activities.
ISBN 92-0-104206-X, English. 15.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 25 May 2006.
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| Managing Nuclear Knowledge: Strategies and Human Resource Development Summary of an International Conference held in Saclay, France, 7–10 September 2004
This conference provided a forum for professionals and decision makers in the nuclear sector, comprising industry, governments and academia as well as professionals in the knowledge management and information technology sectors. The goals of the conference were: to exchange information and share experience on nuclear knowledge management, comprising strategies, information management and human resource development, and to identify lessons learned and to embark on the development of new initiatives and concepts for nuclear knowledge management in IAEA Member States. Keynote papers delivered by leading experts in the field, industrial leaders and governmental officials covered important aspects of nuclear knowledge management, and the sessions were devoted to: covering managing and preserving nuclear knowledge; managing nuclear information; human resources for the nuclear sector; and networking education and training.
STI/PUB/1235, 58 pp.; 0 figures; 2006
ISBN 92-0-110005-1, English. 80.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 17 May 2006.
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| Desalination Economic Evaluation Program (DEEP-3.O) User"s Manual
Computer Manual Series No. 19
IAEA/CMS/19, 2006, English. Date of Issue: 13 April 2006.
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| Management of Continual Improvement for Facilities and Activities: A Structured Approach
IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1491
In recent years there has been an upward trend in the safety and operational performance of nuclear installations. Continual improvement of the processes of organizations has led to enhanced safety performance and efficiency benefits such as cost reductions and improved cycle times. Many organizations have experienced significant cost improvement largely by or through better financial management. Without the use of a structured methodology to identify and implement improvements, changes to an organization to reduce costs through cutting staff and activities could eventually fail to produce the desired changes and even have a negative effect on safety and overall performance. The objectives of this publication are to explain how an approach to continual improvement can be implemented and how to conduct process improvements. It also describes good practices and the problems that may be encountered, based on experiences in a number of different organizations in the nuclear field. A number of case studies and a summary of some of the many improvement techniques available are provided. The methodology used in this publication contains steps and practices that are common to many of the continual improvement strategies. This publication will assist readers in successfully applying continual improvement in their own organizations in the pursuit of enhanced safety and improved performance.
ISBN 92-0-102906-3, English. 15.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 23 May 2006.
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| Guidelines on Pressurized Thermal Shock Analysis for WWER Nuclear Power Plants (Rev. 1)
IAEA-EBP-WWER No. 8 (Rev.1)
IAEA-EBP-WWER-08 (Rev.1), 2006, English. Date of Issue: 23 May 2006.
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| Mutational Analysis of Root Characters in Food Plants Proceedings of a Final Research Coordination Meeting organized by the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture held in Antalya, Turkey, 11-15 October 2004
IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1493
Roots play a critical role in efficient uptake of water and nutrients from the soil through adaptation of its architecture, construction plasticity, specialized structures, physiological responses and beneficial relationships with microorganisms. Roots also serve as storage organs for carbohydrates, they anchor plants in soil and may act as perennating structures that last for many years. However, information on the genetic analysis of root traits is scarce and few characterized root mutants of crop plants are available, mainly because of the difficulty in accessing and studying this below ground organ. A coordinated research programme was implemented in 1999–2004. This publication is a collection of 14 research articles describing the work and achievements made by the participants, covering topics from methodologies for evaluating root structure and function, induced root mutants, and molecular genetic and physiological analysis, as well as other related studies in different crops. This publication will provide a basis for the prevalent generation, selection and use of root mutants in crop improvement programmes.
ISBN 92-0-103106-8, English. 15.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 23 May 2006.
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| Environmental Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident and their Remediation: Twenty Years of Experience Report of the UN Chernobyl Forum Expert Group "Environment" (EGE)
Radiological Assessment Reports
The explosion on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the consequent reactor fire resulted in an unprecedented release of radioactive material from a nuclear reactor and adverse consequences for the public and the environment. Although the accident occurred nearly two decades ago, controversy still surrounds the real impact of the disaster. Therefore the IAEA, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, the World Health Organization and the World Bank, as well as the competent authorities of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, established the Chernobyl Forum in 2003. The mission of the Forum was to generate “authoritative consensual statements” on the environmental consequences and health effects attributable to radiation exposure arising from the accident as well as to provide advice on environmental remediation and special health care programmes, and to suggest areas in which further research is required. This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Chernobyl Forum concerning the environmental effects of the Chernobyl accident.
STI/PUB/1239, 166 pp.; 100 figures; 2006
ISBN 92-0-114705-8, English. 40.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 11 April 2006.
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| Improving Farmyard Poultry Production in Africa: Interventions and their Economic Assessment Proceedings of a Final Research Coordination Meeting
IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1489
This publication arises from a coordinated research project initiated and supported by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. The publication contains the results of the interactive collaboration of the chief scientific investigators, research agreement holders, research contract holders and IAEA experts to assess, improve and finally economically analyse the impact of vaccination against Newcastle disease, Gumboro disease and Fowl-pox, and management strategies. Its use is intended for poultry specialists involved in the diagnosis and control of infectious diseases, field veterinarians confronted with poultry production problems and veterinary authorities planning such control programmes. This publication contains a wealth of data useful for teachers and students of veterinary universities and colleges.
ISBN 92-0-101206-3, English. 15.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 4 May 2006.
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| Status of Innovative Small and Medium Sized Reactor Designs 2005 Reactors with Conventional Refuelling Schemes
IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1485
The objective of this report is to provide Member States, including those just considering the initiation of nuclear power programmes and those already having practical experience in nuclear power, with balanced and objective information on important development trends and objectives of innovative small and medium sized reactors (SMRs) for a variety of uses, on the achieved state-of-the-art in design and technology development for such reactors and on their design and regulatory status. The publication is intended for many categories of stakeholders, including regulators, electricity producers, designers, non-electricity producers and policy makers. The main sections of this publication, addressed to all the above mentioned groups of stakeholders, provide a summary of major specifications, applications and user-related special features of innovative SMRs. The annexes, intended mainly for designers and technical managers, provide detailed design descriptions of innovative SMRs, focusing on their potential to provide solutions in the areas of concern associated with future nuclear energy systems.
IAEA-TECDOC-1485, 166 pp.; 100 figures; 2006
ISBN 92-0-101006-0, English. 15.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 30 May 2006.
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| Status and Risk Assessment of the Use of Transgenic Arthropods in Plant Protection
IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1483
New technologies, such as genetic engineering, may offer possibilities to increase the effectiveness of the sterile insect technique (SIT) for the control of insect pests. Although the basic technology for transformation is now quite effective for many insect species, the complex issues related to their release remains unclear. This is a pertinent consideration given the current public perception of transgenic technology in general. In order to try to initiate the development of a responsible regulatory framework for any eventual release of transgenic insects, the FAO, IAEA and IPPC convened a consultants meeting in Rome during 2002. The consultants reviewed the current status of insect transgenesis, identified current technical constraints and developed draft risk assessment protocols. This publication summarizes the deliberations of the group and provides full texts of the working papers.
ISBN 92-0-113005-8, English. 15.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 3 May 2006.
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| IAEA Response Assistance Network Incident and Emergency Centre
Emergency Preparedness and Response
The aim of ERNET is to facilitate the provision of requested international assistance; the harmonization of emergency assistance capabilities; and the relevant exchange of information and feedback of experience. In addition, ERNET complements other IAEA initiatives to promote emergency preparedness and response among its Member States in accordance with the Safety Requirements. ERNET is being designed to focus on a compatible and integrated system for the provision of international assistance to minimise the actual or potential radiological consequences of an incident or emergency for health, environment and property in the following areas: advisory, assessment and evaluation, monitoring and recovery. These areas of assistance would be applied in nuclear accidents or radiological emergencies in the context of the Early Notification and Assistance Conventions, in nuclear or radiological incidents, and where the radiological consequences exceed a State’s response capabilities.
EPR-RANET (2006), 2006
ISBN 92-0-104106-3, English. Date of Issue: 3 May 2006.
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| Radiological Conditions in the Dnieper River Basin
Radiological Assessment Reports
In 1986, in the Dnieper River Basin, a densely populated area in the middle of eastern Europe, the most severe nuclear accident in human history occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine. The accident destroyed a high power nuclear reactor and resulted in the release of large amounts of radionuclides into the environment. In the other areas of Ukraine adjacent to the middle reaches of the Dnieper River, uranium mining and milling facilities have been in operation since 1948 which have left substantial tailings containing naturally occurring radioactive materials. These, together with the accident, resulted in the contamination of substantial areas with radioactive residues, and some associated health effects such as elevated thyroid cancer incidence have been noted. This publication was prepared by an IAEA project team within the framework of the Dnieper Basin Environmental Programme carried out under the United Nations Development Programme — Global Environment Facility. This report includes the findings and conclusions of the IAEA project team on radioactive contamination in the Dnieper Basin and its radiological consequences, as well as recommendations to the governments of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine in the area of radiation and environmental protection. The report is primarily intended for use by these national governments and local authorities of the Dnieper Basin countries, international bodies involved in the Dnieper Basin Environmental Programme and experts on radioactivity in the environment worldwide.
STI/PUB/1230, 185 pp.; 102 figures; 2006
ISBN 92-0-104905-6, English. 38.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 11 April 2006.
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| INIS: Authority List for Journal Titles
INIS Reference Series No. 11 (Rev. 32)
This is the 32th revision of the INIS: Authority List for Journal Titles (IAEA-INIS-11). This list is published annually and includes the titles of all journals which have contained articles submitted to INIS at the time of publication. The current list contains 13,231 journal titles, 2,125 regularly scanned journals and 555 key journals. It was last updated in February 2006.
IAEA-INIS-11 (Rev. 32), 656 pp.; 0 figures; 2006
ISBN 92-0-103306-0, English. 62.00 Euro. Date of Issue: 7 April 2006.
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