The SAMOSAFER consortium has been compiled with great care to assure the presence of all expertise needed for both Research and Development, as well as for the Education and Training, and Dissemination and Exploitation tasks.
The SAMOSAFER consortium has been compiled with great care to assure the presence of all expertise needed for both Research and Development, as well as for the Education and Training, and Dissemination and Exploitation tasks. This will ensure a strong contribution to the MSR value chain in the field of compliance to safety regulations.
Based on the value chain, the consortium has been built upon Universities, National labs, Industry, Utilities and TSO. The combined approach of academic and industrial partners ensures the uptake of our results and products into industrial design and manufacturing processes, thus strengthening the MSR value chain.
Because the MSFR is a reactor design with safety features to be moved from TR level 3 to 4, the major part of the work is still conceptual of nature. This fundamental work is mainly executed through universities, thereby exploiting each other’s unique expertise and infrastructure. All academic partners as well as national labs will also strongly contribute to Education and Training.
CNRS is a major research laboratory and university with many branches and with strong expertise in MSR reactor design, integral safety assessment, and experimental research with molten salts, both in the field of physics and chemistry. CNRS is the leading partner in WP6 and has significant contributions to WP2 and other WPs. POLIMI has a strong reputation in experimental thermal-hydraulics as well as in computational reactor design, and is also
excelling on education and training. It is therefore leading WP7 and supports strongly WP4 and WP5. POLITO has specialized on risk estimation and analysis and gives a unique contribution in this field to WP1. TU Delft focuses on fundamental experimental thermal-hydraulics and computational reactor physics, and is leading WP4. It also has a specialized laboratory on nuclear materials chemistry, used to contribute to WP2. UOIT has specialized knowledge
on computational thermo-chemistry and will couple Thermochimica to CFD including verification.
CEA has broad expertise ranging from fundamental to near-to-market and forms the excellent bridge between the research institutions and the nuclear industry. It is the perfect partner to lead WP1 and the Exploitation task in WP7. CEA also strongly supports WP6. CV REZ has unique knowledge on the fluorination process and will focus on safety assessment and improvements. JRC is leading in Europe with fundamental experimental research on molten
salt materials chemistry. It has an excellent infrastructure to investigate the thermo-physical properties of actinidecontaining salts and is leading WP2 and supporting others. KIT has a long-standing reputation in fast reactor safety research and leads WP5. NRG operates the HFR in Petten and has specialized knowledge on irradiation experiments.
It will, among others, provide unique irradiated fuel salt samples and in-depth PIE analyses. PSI is the major Swiss institute on nuclear research with broad experience and leads WP3.
Besides the work of fundamental nature, the input of TSO’s, industry and utilities is indispensable for their experience in reactor design and safety assessment, for the implementation of industrial standards, and for the exploitation of results. IRSN is the leading French TSO contributing strongly to the design of the integral safety experiments needed at the next stage in the value chain. Framatome (formerly Areva NP) will contribute to WP1 with input to the setup of the MSR safety framework (requirement, goals, main events, sequences, etc) as well as WP6 by providing expertise on reactor operation and control, and safety assessment. EDF will contribute to WP5 by adapting and assessing their propriety code system with those developed in SAMOSAFER for use at a later stage in the MSR value chain.