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Characteristics of NaK and its associated risks

Operation and maintenance

Risk management

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In summary

This training aims to prepare participants to work on a NaK installation for operational or remediation reasons while controlling the risks associated with the use of NaK.

Who should take this course ?

Any employee concerned by the use of NaK in various activities, nuclear or otherwise.

Learning outcomes

  • List the characteristics of NaK
  • Describe the standard procedure of the NaK sampling
  • Describe the washing and treatment processes of NaK
  • State the risks involved in the use of NaK
  • State the prevention means of these risks
  • List the safety rules to be observed when working in a NaK environment
  • List the storage conditions for NaK waste
  • Ensure one’s own protection in the case of a NaK fire
  • Sodium and NaK physical and chemical properties
  • Sodium risk control
  • Safety response in NaK environment
  • NaK sampling: Material choice constraint
  • Practical work: endoscopy, NaK sampling, tools cleaning
  • NaK cleaning and conversion
  • Presentation of sodium waste and NaK treatment process (visit)
  • Process safety
  • Nak interaction issues

Evaluation of the knowledge acquired from the training session and certifications:

Different means of evaluating the knowledge acquired will be used:

  • An individual written evaluation in the form of a multiple choice questionnaire and open questions,
  • A collective, one-hour discussion based on the assessment carried out.
  • The behavior observed by the instructors during practical work exercises.

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