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Title: Safety Assesment Of NIRR-1 After Conversion From Heu To Leu
Authors: Sunday, Jonah
Keywords: Safety Assesment
High Enriched Uranium
Low Enriched Uranuim
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: NNRA Library
Description: An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment for Research Reactors (INSARR) team said the operator of the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 (NIRR-1) has demonstrated a high commitment to enhancing safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low enriched uranium (LEU) as fuel instead of high enriched uranium (HEU). The team also made recommendations for further strengthening safety. NIRR-1, commissioned in 2004, is a Miniature Neutron Source Reactor operated by the Centre for Energy Research and Training (CERT). It is used for scientific research, neutron activation analysis, and education and training. In 2018, the reactor core was converted in a project initiated by the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) and supported by China, Norway, the UK, the USA and the IAEA. The reactor operator has effectively utilized experience gained from similar facilities to successfully convert the core from HEU to LEU fuel, “The operator is showing a high commitment to safety. However, there is a need for further improvements, particularly in areas related to organizational measures, safety documentation and operational safety. The reactors continued safe operation will assist our efforts to embark on a new project for a more powerful 10 MW research reactor and will contribute to education and training in view of Nigeria’s nuclear power programm.” Nigeria had decided to include nuclear power in its energy mix to meet an increasing demand for electricity and support economic development. Nigeria Research Reactor-1 (NIRR-1) Physics Design Features, Maintenance & Periodic Testing Inspection & Ageing Management, were also discussed in this presentation.
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