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The PASTELS consortium organised a workshop at Erlangen hosted by FRA-G on the 22nd and 23rd of March, 2023.

The Consortium gathered 84 participants, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for participating in the PASTELS two-day workshop.

First day 22/03/2023

The workshop started with an overview of the PASTELS project as well as a presentation of Framatome and the site; following these presentations, the PASTELS project was able to host Martina Adorni from ENEA, who made a presentation titled NEA Activities related to Passive systems, afterwards Haseed Ur Rehman from IAEA presented IAEA's activities of the Use of Passive Safety Systems in Advanced Reactors. 

WP2 took over with the participation of the different institutions included in the WP (IRSN, EDF, ENEA, USTUTT, UJV). The various partners presented their studies on existing separate effect tests and combined effect tests.

During the second part of the afternoon, Thomas Wagner from FRA-G presented the Passive Safety Concept of KERENA and Fulvio Mascari from ENEA presented insights on passive systems modelling for SMR.

WP3 presented the work carried out by FRA-G, EDF, ENEA, CEA, GRS, USTUTT, IRSN, PSI and UJV regarding the PKL experiments with a safety condenser. 

The day ended with a presentation from Sanjeev Gupta from Becker Technologies titled THAI experimental research on the passive safety system.

Second day 23/03/2023

The second day of the workshop started with a presentation regarding the new EURATOM programme presented by ARTTIC, followed by a presentation by Thomas Fuchus (FRA-G) on Simulation and Design Strategy for the Development of Advanced Fuel Pool Cooling Systems.

WP4 presented the PASI experiments with Cold Wall Condenser by the partners involved (LUT, EDF, ENEA, CEA, GRS, IRSN, PSI, UJV). 

The Workshop presentations ended with Marco Caramello (Ansaldo) presentation regarding the Ansaldo experience in analysing and validating passive safety systems for decay heat removal.

The in-person participants were invited to visit the PKL facility at FRA-G.

Presentations made during the PASTELS Workshop are available on the following link.