NS 09 • Functioning and operation of nuclear power plants

Understand the French nuclear fleet and the operation of a nuclear power plant


2 days

Rate (per trainee):

Distance learning: 1400 € ex-tax
Face to face learning: 1600 € ex-tax


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  • Understand the challenges of the French nuclear power generation system.
  • Understand the general operation of a nuclear power plant, the involved technologies through the main components.
  • Understand the principles of nuclear energy and its monitoring.

At the end of the training, the trainee will:

  • Be familiar with the French nuclear park and its stakes.
  • Be able to list the main parameters to manage a power plant.
  • Be able to explain the operation of a power plant.


Day 1

The French nuclear fleet

  • Locations
  • Specifications of the nuclear power plants
  • Operating issues

General operation

  • Nuclear energy: principles of production and operation
  • Description of a pressurized water reactor plant with its main components
  • Parameters of a nuclear reactor control
  • Instrumentation and monitoring

Day 2

Operation of a nuclear power plant

  • Organization of the operation and articulation of maintenance operations
  • Crisis organization
  • Associated documentation


Case study

  • Simulation of a dysfunction
  • Crisis organization
  • Understand the impacts
  • Reactions – role-playing.

Assessment for learning: quiz

Dedicated to

  • Program Manager
  • Technical Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Design office Engineer
  • Consultants


Engineer or senior technician training.