This workshop provides a general familiarity with non-power reactor designs, facilities, equipment, operating characteristics, technical specifications, inspection requirements, and current areas of concern to the NRC. It is modeled in part after the 1-week NRC course R-106, “Research and Test Reactors.”
This workshop will cover the history of research and test reactor (RTR) development, different RTR technologies, the purpose and utilization of RTRs, RTR regulation, regulatory reviews, inspections, and possibly some security aspects. It will address all phases of RTR regulation including design, siting, construction, operation, license renewal, and decommissioning. The workshop will focus on US regulations and guidance, including US codes and standards, but it will also discuss IAEA requirements and guidance.