The “Atomstroystandart” 2nd annual research and application conference took place in Moscow on September 25th.
As our special correspondent Elena Kudriashova reported play-by-play, leading atomic industry specialists in the sphere of norms and regulation documents development took part in the conference. Within the plenary sitting, opening the conference, the atomic industry SRO President, Victor Opekunov, and the Deputy Director of Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology, Alexander Zazhigalkin, took the floor with reports.
Victor Opekunov spoke on standardization developments in the design and construction of nuclear power objects. Thus specialists in the organization have developed and adopted 23 new standards in 2015. Another 22 documents are currently being worked on. Next year, 25 documents will be prepared. Besides this, the speaker stressed the necessity for control tightening in the implementation and application of new standards in atomic construction.
In the middle of the day, an agreement on cooperation between the atomic industry SRO and the all-Russia trade internet magazine Construction.ru took place. It was signed by Victor Opekunov and the head of the magazine, Alexander Gusev.
“This cooperation is sure to be mutually advantageous, as our internet edition is also available in an English version. Russian nuclear industry enterprises are the largest in the world among NPP constructors as far as orders volume is concerned. But it is well-known that there cannot be too much advertising, and our magazine, in its turn, will secure a powerful source of information about the problems in nuclear objects construction”, Alexander Gusev said after signing the document.
Later round table sittings took place, in which specialists discussed new technologies in NPP object construction, the role of standardization in import replacement development, occupational safety and raising health and environmental protection levels. Besides this, they discussed modern concepts of NPP energy unit construction, the processes of new technology development in the atomic industry construction complex, and development of international standards.