Modelling & simulation for the nuclear decommissioning industry

Adopting standardised approaches and best practice from other sectors

23 October 2019, Warrington, UK

Advanced process modelling using high-fidelity predictive models coupled with experimental or plant data has become standard practice for optimising process design and operation in the chemicals and petrochemicals industries, and for accelerating innovation in pharmaceuticals.

In these sectors, digitalisation initiatives across the R&D – Engineering Design – Operations spectrum are continually pushing the boundaries in terms on what can be achieved via model-based analytical techniques combined with the ever-increasing amount of data available. Nuclear decommissioning, with its unique challenges, can benefit significantly from such practices.

This seminar explores how the nuclear sector and the industry in general can benefit not only from shared, standardised modelling techniques and approaches, but also the introduction of best practices from other industry sectors. This can help to accelerate innovation while ensuring a consistent and co-ordinated approach between R&D, operators, consultancies and engineering companies. The theory is illustrated with current process modelling applications from organisations such as Sellafield Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory and DBD. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and International Atomic Energy Agency will give an overview of their strategies, direction of industry trends and provide their take on the necessity for adopting advanced process modelling.


08:30–09:15 Registration
09:15–09:20 Welcome remarks
Process Systems Enterprise
09:20–10:00 Modelling & Analysis in Nuclear Decommissioning: Robust insights through standard practices
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

IAEA perspectives and considerations on nuclear decommissioning
International Atomic Energy Agency
10:00–10:40 Bringing the benefits of recent advances in process modelling in other sectors to decommissioning
Process Systems Enterprise
10:40–11:00 Refreshment break
11:00–11:30 Developing a model-based strategy within your organization… what to consider
National Nuclear Laboratory
11:30–12:00 Application 1: TBC
Sellafield Ltd
12:00–12:30 Application 2: TBC
DBD International
12:30–14:00 Lunch
14:00–14:30 TBC
14:30–15:00 State-of-the-art model-based tools to assist organizations in digitalization workflows
Process Systems Enterprise
15:00–16:00 Q&A & discussion, facilitated by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and International Atomic Energy Agency
All speakers
16:00–16:05 Closing remarks
Process Systems Enterprise

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For any queries, please contact Lylia Djebaili

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