IAEA Expert Mission on Safety and Utilization of Neutron Techniques to Support Industrial Applications at the RSG-GAS Reactor
(Serpong, June 22, 2016).This expert mission is part of the IAEA National Technical Cooperation INS 1/026 period 2016-2017 entitled Utilising Neutron Beam Techniques to Support Research on Industrial Applications.The mission will be held from June 20 to 24, 2016 and is divided into two topics i.e. Safety of Experiments and Utilization and Utilizations of Neutron Techniques to Support Industrial Applications. Two IAEA staffs, Dr. David Sears and Dr. Ian Swainson and one International Expert from ANSTO Australia, Dr. Mark Summerfield have been involved in this mission. Participants from BATAN consist of Iwan Sumirat (the TC counterpart), Mr. Gunawan, the Director of Centre for Science and Technology of Advanced Materials - PSTBM, Mr. Yusi (Reactor Operational Manager), Mr. Slamet (Reactor Safety Committee Chair), Mr. Uteng (officer responsible for safe operation of experimental facility, Mr. Rifai (instrument scientist of diffractometer for residual stress measurement), Mr. Tri Hardi, instrument scientist of diffractometer for texture analysis, Dr. Evvy Kartini, the President of Indonesian Neutron Scattering Society - INSS, invited guests from Science of Advanced Materials Division, and all instrument scientist and operators of BATAN neutron scattering facility.
The safety mission will be conducted on the basis of the presentations by the IAEA Staff and the International Expert, presentations by the counterparts (representatives from BATAN/RSG-GAS/Neutron Scattering Laboratory) on the current safety practices, a walkthrough of the facilities, the review of documents related to the safety of experiments and discussions and technical exchanges between the IAEA team and the counterparts during the working sessions to improve safety, identify gaps with respect to the IAEA safety standards and to provide recommendations to close the gaps. The utilization component will review the current situation and develop the work plans accordingly for the project.