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ÅF participated in the 22th ICONE conference

The 22th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE22) was held in Prague, July 7th – 11th. ÅF was represented by Lennart Jansson (Technical analysis) and Lingfu Zeng (Nuclear technology).

Published August 25, 2014

The 22th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE22) was held in Prague, July 7th – 11th. ÅF was represented by Lennart Jansson (Technical analysis) and Lingfu Zeng (Nuclear technology).

The International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE) is the premier global conference, which since 1991 has been annually held in American, Asian and European continents for addressing the current and future needs of the nuclear industry around the world. This year’s conference, ICONE22, gathered nearly 900 engineers and scientists in various fields within nuclear engineering in the world, to discuss the technical state-of-the-art and the current status of nuclear power industries worldwide. The main theme of ICONE22 is “Nuclear Power — Meeting Global Energy Needs”. You can read more about it here

In the conference, there were about 800 speeches. Among many highlighting topics the most notable ones were:

  • Fukushima accident
  • Nuclear safety and security
  • Beyond design basis events
  • Next generation
  • Small modular reactors

Government agencies and industry companies called for globe commitments, collaborations and responsibilities for the on-going “Nuclear Power - Meeting Global Energy Needs” in plenary and keynote speeches by respective chief-officials from e.g. ASME, USNRC, IAEA, Westinghouse, EDF, AREVA, Toshiba Corporation, Chinese State Nuclear Power Corporation, KEPCO E&C and many others.

ÅF has been one of the conference organizers for ICONE since 2009, with Lingfu Zeng as the Track Co-Chair for Track 7 – Codes, Standards, Regulation and Licensing Issues. During the conference, Lennart and Lingfu Zeng delivered four speeches on several technical challenges that are currently of great importance for ÅF and its customers; 1) Alternative fatigue verification according ASME BPV code,  2) Deterministic safety assessment of structures containing cracks,  3) Seismic qualification of emergency diesel-generating system and  4) Dynamic susceptibility of piping to mitigate vibration issues.