On January 24, 2013 the seminar on the theme “Issues of WWER SCP reactor” was held at JSC SPC “CNIITMASH” in Moscow
JSC SPC “CNIITMASH”and OKB “GIDROPRESS” were the organizers of the event. The development of supercritical water-cooled reactor (SCWR) of Generation IV is provided by the international programme “GENERATION-4”. Russian Federation signed the system agreement on the participation in this reactor development. This reactor type designing is included into “Russian energy strategy up to 2030”.
JSC SPC “CNIITMASH” Director General, DSc (Eng) Mr. Dub gave an opening speech.
OKB “GIDROPRESS” presented at the seminar the following papers: “Innovative supercritical steam reactor plant” by Candidate of Engineering Science Mr. Churkin, “WWER SCP core conception: fuel element operation conditions, fuel assembly design and candidate materials” by DSc (Eng) Mr. Makhin, “Probable ways of invention of NPP single-circuit unit with supercritical pressure light-water coolant and core on the basis of microfuel cells” by RAS Academician Professor DSc (Eng) Mr. Filippov.
From “TSNIITMASH” a Candidate of Engineering Science Mr. Skorobogatykh presented a paper “Actual chromium heat-resistant steels to be applied at supercritical steam parameters”.
As a result of the seminar the following proposals were made:
1.To analyze structural materials applied in thermal and nuclear power engineering for equipment and supercritical steam pipelines.
2.To develop a programme of materials science and technological works for innovative SUPER-WWER (WWER SCP) equipment.
3.To prepare proposals for international cooperation programme on information change in the area of choice and justification of the structural materials for SCWRs.