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10.02.2020

SAIGA Project

On 7th February 2020, Technical Meeting with the experts of French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) took place through videoconferencing.

The Meeting was held under the stage of feasibility study to implement testing of ASTRID model fuel assembly in the IGR research reactor under conditions of a full coolant loss.

The main discussed issues were the intermediate results of previous preliminary design of the experimental device, results of computational studies of the neutronic and thermohydraulic characteristics of the experimental device. In addition, the experts of the IAE Branch RSE NNC RK presented for consideration preliminary results of the loop sodium design and agreed on a plan for subsequent technical meetings. The CEA experts noted a high level of research work implementation.