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SAMHYCO-NET second meeting, Karlsruhe, Germany, 3rd – 7th June 2018

The SAMHYCO-NET project is an in-kind project, created on the initiative of the “Institute of Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN)” from France. The purpose of the project is the cooperation of research organizations in the field of hydrogen and carbon monoxide risk during a severe accident in a nuclear power plant. The content of the project involves the use of passive autocatalytic recombiners to reduce the amount of hydrogen, combustion of hydrogen and carbon monoxide in the nuclear power plant containment and simulate a severe accident scenario in a generic model of a containment involving the generation and combustion of hydrogen and carbon monoxide.

At the meeting, the participants presented their intended contributions with which they intend to participate in the project. A number of participating institutions will make available existing experimental results, while some will undertake new experiments only for the purposes of this project. Consequently, one of the results of the cooperation on the project will be the access to a lot of new experimental results from the field of hydrogen and carbon monoxide combustion. IJS intends to participate in the SAMHYCO-NET project by co-operating in simulating a serious accident in the generic model of containment and by continuing the simulations of hydrogen combustion experiments in experimental containment facility, which are carried out in cooperation with the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) from Netherlands for several years. At the meeting Tadej Holler, from IJS R4 division, presented the current and planned activities of the JSI in the field of computer simulations of hydrogen combustion.

The next meeting of the project is scheduled for April 2019 at IRSN headquarters in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.

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