Finnish Nuclear Science and Technology Symposium 2019
Platom participated in the second Finnish Nuclear Science and Technology Symposium, arranged in Helsinki on October 30th – 31st, 2019. This was our second participation and the second time in a row that we won the award for best presentation, this time carried out by Kirsi Hassinen, our Business Unit Manager for Licencing, Qualification and Authority Requirements. The previous time, the award was won by our lead expert in Radioactive Waste Management and Technical Licensing Support, Tero Lytsy (2016).
During the last year we have taken several steps to develop our company. Our twenty year long history has seen us grow into a modern expert organization and have risen to one of the leading private nuclear expert companies due to our flexibility, independence and experience. During 2019 we have updated our brand to better reflect what we are today. We built our new brand based on elements central to our business today; peace of mind, power of change and passion for excellence.
Platom Ltd. participating in the Expo 2020 Dubai
In 2020 United Arab Eirates will host the next World Expo in Dubai, one of the fastest growing technology capitals of the world. The Dubai Expo Fair will start in October 2020 and countries throughout the world are represented. Dubai and the whole UAE have been preparing for Dubai Expo 2020 for several yeas already, and on-going projects in the region include the construction of the entire Expo area, a whole new metro line and several new architectural wonders.
Reactor Physics, the Core Business at NPP
What differentiates nuclear power plants from others is that primary energy release takes place by fission reactions. Although other types of reactors exist, the vast majority of today’s commercial NPPs use solid state nuclear fuel to heat fluid that finally causes ordinary steam to turn a turbo-generator set.
(Hu)man in the loop
As we know, technology is “hard” and human behaviour is “soft”. In the following text, I try to review few essential points about how interaction between soft and hard parties are handled in the nuclear domain – or how it should be.
We are all in one boat – United by Chernobyl
Chernobyl – What comes to your mind of the word? A small town in Ukraine? Name of the popular TV series? Something bad that happened in the 80s? The worst nuclear accident ever to strike humankind?