Training Program for Operating Nuclear Reactors Between KACARE, KACST and INVAP Corporation Concludes

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) has completed the first practical training program of its kind in operating and simulating nuclear reactor systems. The program took place from May 26 to June 6, 2024, and involved the use of a low-energy research reactor specifically equipped for education and training purposes. The initiative was organized by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in collaboration with the Argentine INVAP Corporation.
The program's primary objective was to enhance human competencies and provide participants with essential knowledge about operating and simulating nuclear reactors. This included understanding reactor systems, implementing operational procedures, and verifying nuclear safety and security procedures through simulation systems. The training program used advanced simulation systems to train and qualify nuclear reactor operators for the Low Energy Research Reactor (LPRR) being constructed at the KACST headquarters.
More than 30 trainees, including specialists in science and engineering from nine government agencies, participated in the program. The training covered various topics related to nuclear reactor systems and subsystems, creating a nuclear reactor simulation program, operational procedures for a low-energy research reactor, and hands-on practical training.

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