Experience: Reactor Safety
My experince in reactor safety cases and safety assements goes back to 1976. During that time I have worked on several major reactor
types in the UK and overseas.
I led the team developing the safety case for the Westinghouse AP1000 fror the UK Generic Design Assessment process during 2010 and 2011.
In preparation for the Sizewell 'B' enquiry, I performed safety assessments related to the
effects of fire on C&I cabling
reactor containment, particularly during hypothetical severe accidents.
I managed multinational project funded by the European Union and other governments to assess the safety of the
RBMK type reactors after the Chernobyl accident.
I was a member of the team that developed the safety case for PFR operatoin after a heat exchanger failure.
Also, I was part of the team that developed a risk assessment for the proposed Commercial Demonstration Fast Reactor (CDFR).
I was part of the team that developed a risk assessment for AGR operations and led the team doing the IPR for the post-Fukushima stress tests for all operating UK stations, including the AGRs.
I was part of the IAEA team reviewing the safety of the
Gorky District Heating Reactor in Russia and part of the team
developing a new type of inherently safe reactor design (the SIR reactor). I have also done some wrok on VVER reactors and
various types of newer reactor designs.