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SARNET - Severe Accident Research Network

Project Manager, NPSAG: Gφran Hultqvist
Project Manager, External: Leif Spanier
Start Year: 2004
SARNET is a large EU financed project on sever accidents with separate sub-projects regarding PSA level 2, which includes a benchmarking on how PSA level 2 is performed in different countries.

In spite of the accomplishments reached, a limited number of specific issues remain where research activities are still necessary in order to reduce further uncertainties that are considered of importance and to consolidate severe accident management plans: core quenching, iodine chemistry, ex-vessel melt coolability, timing of base-mat failure are examples of remaining issues underlined by the Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) action conducted within the EUROSAFE thematic network of the 5th Framework Programme. About 50 European R&D organizations, including technical supports of safety authorities, industry, utilities and universities, have decided to join their efforts in SARNET in a durable way to resolve outstanding severe accident safety issues for enhancing the safety of existing and future NPPs.

For more information, see the SARNET webpage.

Related documents

   Towards harmonisation of level 2 probabilistic safety assessment in Europe »

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01-001  Mapping of Activities Concerning Safety and Reliability at Educational Institutions »
04-002  R&D Programmes of the Power Companies – Short-term and Long-term »
05-001  Information about Activities in BWR Club »
05-002  Information about Activities in NKS (Nordic Nuclear Safety Research) »
07-001  Information about Activities in the Swedish Fire Safety Group (NBSG) »
12-003  Information about Activities in BWR Nordic Owner's Group (NOG) »
12-004  SARNET - Severe Accident Research Network »
17-001  Information about Activities in the TUD Group »
17-002  Cooperation with universities »
17-003  Conferences and information distribution »
18-001  Cooperation with the SAFIR program »
21-002  EU Project NULIFE Nuclear Plant Life Prediction »
22-001  ASAMPSA2 - Advanced Safety Assessment Methodologies: Level 2 PSA »
25-001  Contacts between NPSAG and VGB »
30-001  Contacts between NPSAG and KTH »
35-001  Support to the IAEA related to safety goals »
35-002  Evaluation of Risk Measuring Systems »
36-003  Cooperation with the IAEA on Fukushima related issues »