Prepared by the Association Secretariat and Working Group members.
This report draws upon data collected in the IAEA PRIS database to present a snapshot of the performance of the world’s operating nuclear power reactors as well as a breakdown of the principal causes of capacity loss for the period 2010-2012.
Classification of structures, systems and components (SSC) acts as part of the defence in depth approach as an essential task in the overall life cycle of a nuclear power plant. The classification of SSCs specifies their importance to safety, according to the consequences of their failure to perform when required.
This report looks at the various issues (positive and negative) that could arise in the licensing process for SMRs, applying the CORDEL concept of a standardized design approval process.
In this report, the World Nuclear Association maps the strategic export control landscape and identifies examples of good practice by suppliers and export control authorities.
The operating lifetime of a nuclear plant spans several decades. During this time, the plant may undergo design changes as a result of experience feedback, new knowledge or requirements, and safety reviews.
Trade in nuclear fuel materials and services takes place between producers and consumers spread across a range of countries worldwide. To carry out such trade efficiently often requires that quantities of nuclear materials are exchanged, or ‘swapped’.
This report looks at and compares the current code requirements in the certification of NDE personnel for the major nuclear design codes.
This Strategic Plan is to outline the general directions and activities CORDEL plans to undertake during the period 20145-2018.
This report reviews some of the best-known recent energy scenario studies using integrated models and maps the variations between studies and seeks to account for them.
This report, written by CORDEL's Design Change Management Task Force explores design licensing and design change management procedures in the civil aviation industry.
This report explores the relationship between licensing and regulatory systems on the one hand and important commercial project decisions on the other.
This report to identifies the key risks associated with a nuclear power project and how these may be managed to support a business case for nuclear investment.
This report describes the key risks facing those who are looking to build new nuclear plants and then demonstrates that a good structure is essential for project success.
The current world market provides a considerable degree of security of supply, and has never to date failed to ensure continued operation of nuclear energy generation worldwide.
This report provides a comparison of the lifecycle GHG emissions of different electricity generation facilities and the relative contribution of the electrical generation industry to climate change.
This report emphasizes the importance of converging towards greater efficiency in the management of low-level radioactive material. This requires consistent strategies and approaches between countries for proper reuse, recycling and disposal.
This report examined the need for Russian secondary supplies from the time of the report until 2013 (which was fairly well known) and the continued need for secondary supplies after the HEU deal expired in 2013.
In this paper, the CORDEL Group proposes a conceptual three-phase programme introducing a mutual acceptance and eventually internationally valid design approvals for standardized reactor designs.
The achievement of harmonization of nuclear safety standards could facilitate the emergence of a global market that offers a choice of a small number of reactor types that are recognized by regulators as safe and technologically mature.