TeaM Cables

European Tools and Methodologies for an efficient ageing management of nuclear power plant Cables

TeaM Cables – European Tools and Methodologies for an efficient ageing management of nuclear power plant Cables – is a research project in the field of nuclear safety and long-term operation.

Launched in September 2017, the project has received a funding of 4.2 million Euro from the Horizon 2020 Euratom Research and Training Programme 2014-2018 of the European Union. It is set to run for a period of 54 months and is coordinated by Electricité de France (EDF).

 

TeaM Cables first publication available!

Antti Paajanen, JukkaVaari and Tuukka Verho from TeaM Cables partner VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland published the article "Crystallization of cross-linked polyethylene by molecular dynamics simulation" in Polymer, Vol. 171, pp. 80-86, 8 May 2019. This is the...

TeaM Cables partners met at the University of Bologna on 27-29 March

The TeaM Cables consortium met during the General Assembly of the project from 27th to 29th March, 2019 at the University of Bologna (Italy), one of the project partners. After 18 months since project start, this meeting was the occasion for the consortium to discuss...

EQUIPMENT QUALIFICATION IN NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS MEETING, May 20 – 23, 2019 at UJV

Partner UJV is hosting the following meeting in connection with the TeaM Cables project: EQUIPMENT QUALIFICATION IN NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS MEETING, May 20 - 23, 2019, Řež (30 minutes from Prague), Czech Republic More details and registration at...

TeaM Cables leaflet available for download in the Media Centre

The leaflet summing the activities of the TeaM Cables project can be dowloaded from the Media Centre.

TeaM Cables partners met during the NUGENIA forum in April 2018 in Prague

The TeaM Cables consortium was present during NUGENIA annual forum organised between 10-12 April 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. It was an opportunity for partners to meet seven months after project...
  • The lifetime of existing Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) can potentially be extended to between 60 and 80 years if safety and operability of facilities can be guaranteed.
  • This means that all equipment must keep satisfactory characteristics in regards to those specified in the plant design time, with respect to normal operation but also during design basis accidents and design extension conditions respectively. This requires efforts in terms of equipment qualification and ageing management to support stakeholders and decision makers.
  • If the components of an NPP were considered as the organs of a body, the electrical cables would be its nerves and blood vessels. These electric cables are diverse with different designs and different materials depending on the voltage, the functionality and the polymer industry evolution over time.
  • With an average of 25 000 cables for a total length of 1 500 km per NPP unit (an NPP containing several units), all organisations involved in the current and next generation of NPPs have recognised the importance of cable qualification, condition monitoring, and ageing management.

TeaM Cables will tackle the challenges mentioned above through an innovative multiscale modelling approach which will increase the accuracy and performance of nuclear cable lifetime management and thus contribute to a safe long-term operation of existing NPPs and to the production of sustainable energy responding to future energy needs.

 Team cables

Innovation in cable ageing management

Ensuring nuclear safety in long-term operation