Nuclear Technology

Webinar: ONR Regulation of SMRs

Webinar: ONR Regulation of SMRs
  • Date From 1st June 2023
  • Date To 1st June 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 12:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


A discussion with the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR)’s Head of Generic Design Assessment regarding its application to Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and its role in the wider regulator process, leading to a discussion on areas of interest and challenges for the progress on SMRs in the UK and beyond.


Robert Exley, Superintending Inspector, ONR

Robert heads the ONR team undertaking the generic design assessment of the Rolls-Royce SMR. Before joining ONR, he worked in engineering consultancy for ten years supporting the UK’s operating nuclear power plant fleet. During his time in ONR, Robert worked on three earlier GDAs and was part of the immediate UK response to the events at Fukushima. He studied physics at university, ahead of specialising in deterministic accident analysis and safety cases.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Nuclear Technology Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.  


12:00–13:00 BST.


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