The International Atomic Energy Agency (IEAE) is the world’s centre for cooperation in the nuclear field and seeks to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.

Recognising the need to improve efficiency to keep nuclear power competitive in a changing electricity market, with challenges such as ageing facilities and global economic climates, the agency has arranged a Consultants’ Meeting on Asset Management for Sustainable Nuclear Power Plant Operation. The premise is to ‘brainstorm’ relevant guidance on nuclear asset management. This will be the first consultancy meeting to support the development of guidelines on nuclear Asset Management and sustainable NPP operation in compliance with the international standards ISO 550001 & BSI PAS552.

The objectives of the meeting are to:

  • Define the scope of the project and establish the table of contents
  • Exchange information on asset management challenges, expected benefits and best practices in the operation of NPPs
  • Further develop the implementation of technology to support the asset management
  • Further establish the program of asset management from the data collection to the decision of launching (asset management plan)

Identified as an expert in nuclear power plant asset management, MMI’s Tim Ingram was approached and asked to participate in the consultancy meeting alongside 6 other specialists from around the world, which will take place in Vienna between the 7th and 10th of November. Tim is a Systems Engineer and Asset Management specialist, with a track record in supporting operational facilities in a broad range of sectors, making sure the right support is in place to maximise equipment availability, quality and performance in a pragmatic manner.

Tim is currently writing guidance to support an ISO on Systems Engineering for the Institute of Asset Management.