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Nuclear fuel cycle

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Cycle du combustible

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En bref

NFC is an OUTSTANDING Course and UNIQUE experience to discover the step-by-step process of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

The scientific content relies on renowned experts who explain in details each step of the nuclear fuel cycle. It is completed by a series of amazing nuclear site visits that France can offer on its territory. Those visits give the opportunity for an exposure to the industrial applications and various aspects of operational safety.

The course takes advantage of the INSTN collaboration with CEA, Orano, Framatome and ANDRA.

A qui s’adresse cette formation ?

Technicians, scientists and engineers working in the nuclear field and interested in obtaining advanced knowledge in the nuclear fuel cycle.   

Compétences visées

  • Identify and describe the various front-end processes needed for the Uranium to be used in the core of the Pressurized Water Reactors in France: mining, milling, conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication
  • Explain how France manages the nuclear spent fuel: reprocessing and recycling
  • Explain how France manages the nuclear waste: storage and disposal

Technical visits (subject to acceptance, but most of them are insured):

  • Conversion sites: Orano Malvési and Philippe Coste (Orano)
  • Enrichment sites: GB and GB II (Orano)
  • Fuel fabrication site: FBFC (Framatome)
  • La Hague: vitrification, pools, UP3 unit
  • MELOX site (Orano)
  • ANDRA: geological disposal and on surface disposal site
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Overview
  • Geology of Uranium: Exploration, mining and Resources
  • Uranium Enrichment
  • Boiler/Fuel: the constraints
  • Fuel Assembly: General Design 
  • Activity, History and Public Acceptance Issues
  • The Front-End of the Fuel Cycle: Markets and Economic
  • Interim Storage of Spent Fuel and HLW-Current State of the Art Technology
  • Options for Spent Fuel Management
  • The Recycling of Reprocessed Uranium
  • Recycling Operations and Technology
  • Transport of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Materials


  • Basic concepts of chemistry (solutions, solvents, etc…) and separative chemistry
  • Basic concepts of nuclear physics: fission reaction, Radioactivity, law of radioactive decay and
    radiological properties of U and Pu
  • Basic concepts of the design and functionning of the pressurized water reactor core
  • Basic concepts of radiological protection and nuclear criticality safety

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