Tim Ingram (England) is one of seven industry experts from around the world who were recently invited by the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) to author a new standard on asset management of nuclear power plants. The authors met in Vienna, Austria November 7-10, 2017. Tim represented MMI Engineering, a division of Geosyntec.
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 objectives of the meeting were 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 nuclear power plants
- Further develop the implementation of technology to support asset management
- Further establish the program of asset management from the data collection to the decision of launching an asset management plan
This was the first consultancy meeting to support the development of guidelines on nuclear asset management and sustainable nuclear power plant operation in compliance with the international standards ISO 550001 and BSI PAS55.
The IAEA is the world’s central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Read more about the at: https://www.iaea.org/about/overview/.
For consultation regarding asset management of nuclear power plants, contact Tim Ingram at TIngram@MMIEngineering.com.
Learn more about Tim Ingram at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-ingram-17554127/