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Using existing information for new applications – An emergency preparedness & response perspective
Nuclear power is increasingly becoming more prevalent in the discussions on how to limit global warming, underpinned, e.g. by notable appearances of IAEA during COP26 alongside announcements on nuclear new build plans from China and France as well as a UK government pledge of £1.7bn. If our belief in the importance of nuclear technology, e.g. for coping with climate change goes up, so do the stakes of anything we do within our field, including risk assessment. But how do we avoid becoming too heavy-footed in the market as the sheer volume of research, lessons learned and documentation accumulates? Can we use already produced information in new applications? Anders Riber Marklund, nuclear safety & licensing principal consultant at Vysus Group, explores an example of how the ability to process existing safety assessment results together with observations during an incident can strengthen emergency preparedness & response.
An overview of the panel discussion: Road to COP26: Outcomes of COP26
I joined professionals from the Energy Industry Council (EIC) and DNV on the panel discussion, 'Road to COP26: Outcomes of COP26', to consider the implications for the energy sector as a whole and considerations as we move forward. It was an engaging and interesting debate, with a number of key topics discussed.
Maintaining pipeline integrity during changing weather patterns
Throughout 2021, pipeline networks have had to withstand unseasonal temperatures, heavy rainfall, and prolonged periods of increased demand. Dale Ramsawak, Senior Pipeline Integrity Engineer, outlines examples of the impacts caused by climate change on pipeline structures and addresses some of the new challenges ahead in maintaining integrity in a changing world.
Zero emission transport does not mean zero risk
Driving the global transition towards a zero emission transport network was among the topics discussed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) conference in Glasgow. With preparations almost complete, our panel of experts - Ian Thomas, Angel Casal, and Kees van Wingerden - remind us that the road to net zero is not without risk, and that change cannot happen without the required infrastructure being risk-assessed and adapted for the next generation of vehicles first.
How will we keep the lights on this winter?
The pressures on the UK’s energy supply are not limited to our shores. Across international power grids, the threat of blackouts in even the most connected countries is becoming more likely. Arne Brufladt Svendsen, VP Promaps Technology, explains why a perfect storm of growing demand, fluctuating supply, and increasing instability is on the horizon, one which can be managed and overcome through the use of probabilistic risk management technology.