Safety approach in the EU test blanket systems design

Dobromir Panayotov, Yves Poitevin, Laurent Guerrini, Milan Zmitko, Luciano Giancarli, Markus Iseli, Tonio Pinna

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This paper reveals the safety strategy and approach developed and followed in the design of the two EU TBS describing its objectives, components and implementation. Addressing the safety in the early stage of the conceptual design of nuclear facilities is a well recognized international practice and industrial project-level requirement for the successful completion of the licensing process within expected project cost and schedule. The impact of the early development of the safety approach, its implementation and monitoring in the design of nuclear device like the TBS is not limited to the safety assessment and licensing activities only. Safety approach plays indispensible role in reducing the overall project risk. It infiltrates the entire design process through the unavoidable interfaces between the design features and its safety level. In reality the entire process of the TBS development, design, technological demonstration and implementation is affected by the project team safety culture. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035 - 1039
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Panayotov, D., Poitevin, Y., Guerrini, L., Zmitko, M., Giancarli, L., Iseli, M., & Pinna, T. (2012). Safety approach in the EU test blanket systems design. Fusion Engineering and Design, 87(7-8), 1035 - 1039.