Programme

Day one

24 March 2021 | Online

09:00

IET & Chair’s welcome and introduction
Poll and ice breaker

Steve Frost, Superintending Nuclear Inspector, Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

 

Advanced Nuclear Technologies

09:15

Keynote address: Advanced Nuclear Technologies

  • Streamlining the regulatory process for SMRs
  • New build, SMR, AMR making savings for first-of-a-kind projects
  • Support for innovation
Richard Deakin, Director, Low-Cost Nuclear Challenge UKRI

09:40

UK Consortium SMR progress

  • An overview of the SMR programme
  • The main issues and challenges for C&I
  • The high-level architecture
Robin Shirtcliffe, Technical Lead Engineer: Reactor Island Control and Instrumentation, Rolls Royce

10:05

Comfort break 10 minutes

 

Safety Assurance

10:15

HPC Progress Update & the Role of Nuclear Assurance During Construction

  • Update on construction progress & recent developments at HPC
  • Overview of the HPC Assurance organisation and their role in nuclear safety
  • The role of the site inspection team and assessments recently undertaken / upcoming
  • Reflections on providing nuclear assurance on a construction project vs operating nuclear site
Tom Hughes, Independent Site Inspector, EDF Energy (HPC)
 

Networking and exhibition 30 minutes

10:40

Content led break out rooms

Delegates who wish to meet can be matched by interest and are able to connect via video chat for 2 minutes. Contact details can be exchanged for further conversations. Virtual exhibition.  Download information, watch recordings and meet company representatives via video and text chats. 

11:10

Why human aspects of maintenance must be fed into the design lifecycle

  • Exploring the link between Human Factors, Operations and Maintenance during the design lifecycle of nuclear new builds
  • Lessons learnt from recent nuclear new build projects and existing operational plants

Helen Jones, ONR HF Specialist inspector on Hinkley Point C

11:35

Regulatory expectations for safety and cybersecurity in assessment of CBSIS

  • ONR’s approach to regulation of safety and cybersecurity of CBSIS;
  • Practical assessment of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in CBSIS designs;
  • Developing methodologies and links to relevant TAGs, SAPs and SyAPs.

Colin Griffiths, Principal Nuclear Security Inspector and Tim Parkes, Principal Nuclear Safety Inspector, Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

12:00

Q&A and final remarks of the day

12:10

End of Day 1

 

Day two

25 March 2021 | Online

09:00

Welcome back and poll 

Laura Ryan, CE&I Security in Design Capability Lead Sellafield & Chair of IET Nuclear Technical Network

 

Developments in cybersecurity

09:10

Overview of the National Cyber Security Centre
Cyber Security in the Civil Nuclear Sector

  • Understanding the key Threats, Risks and Mitigations
  • NCSC guidance and advice
National Cyber Security Centre

09:35

Cyber Security for civil nuclear facilities

  • Threat assessment for civil nuclear operators
  • Vulnerabilities in physical and digital security
  • Managing the security of legacy systems
  • Controlling procurement and the supply chain
Chris Johnson, Queen’s University Belfast

10:00

Comfort break - 10 minutes

10:10

Waterfall

 

Networking and exhibition 30 minutes

10:35

Content led break out rooms Delegates who wish to meet can be matched by interest and are able to connect via video chat for 2 minutes. Contact details can be exchanged for further conversations. Virtual exhibition.  Download information, watch recordings and meet company representatives via video and text chats. 

 

Operational developments at existing plants

11:00

Model-Based System Engineering benefits to nuclear safety

  • Effectively conveying safety substantiation using MBSE
  • Visualising interfaces and reducing integration risk of digital control systems
  • A step towards fully electronic safety cases

David McNaught, Group Leader - Technology Management

Simon White, Group Leader - Electrical, Control & Instrumentation, Frazer-Nash

11:25

Digital Transformation for Plant Availability

  • Lessons learned from Aerospace in analytics
  • Using data to better inform maintenance intervals and pre-empt failures
  • Data quality and its effects on your decisions
Paul Reynolds, PWR 1 & 2 Assistant Chief Engineer - Electrical, Rolls Royce Submarines

11:50

Q&A and final remarks

12:00

End of day 2

Please note this programme is a work-in-progress. Topics, subjects, speakers and timings are subject to change