This area is for people interested in thermal products and processes related to the nuclear industry. Click on the items below.
International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC)
The International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) , which operates under the guidance of the Director of International Nuclear Safety and Cooperation (NN-30) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has the mission of improving nuclear power reactor safety worldwide.
INSC Material Properties Database contains:
Solid UO 2
Liquid UO 2
Solid UO 2
Liquid UO 2
- Solidus/Liquidus Temperatures (Melting Point)
- UO 2
- MOX - Mixed Oxide Fuel
- Siliceous Concrete
- Limestone/Sand Concrete
- Limestone Concrete
- Basalt Concrete
- UO 2 /ZrO 2 Concrete Mixtures
- Enthalpy of Fusion
- Vapor Pressure
- Boiling Point
- Enthalpy of Vaporization
- Surface Tension
INSC mailing address:
International Nuclear Safety Center at
Argonne National Laboratory - Bldg. 208
Jeff Binder, INSC Director
9700 S. Cass Ave
Argonne, IL 60439
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries, based in Paris.
NEA mailing address:
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
Le Seine Saint-Germain 12,
boulevard des Īles
Tel +33 1 45241010, Email
NEA Data Bank services
Nuclear Energy Agency Data Bank Contacts:
Le Seine-Saint Germain boulevard des Iles
Carol Morris, Data Bank secretary, Tel +33 1 45248200
World Nuclear Association
The World Nuclear Association is the global industrial organisation that seeks to promote the peaceful worldwide use of nuclear power as a sustainable energy resource for the coming centuries.
WNA mailing address:
The World Nuclear Association
12 th Floor, Bowater House West
Tel +44 20 7225 0303
Web link, email
FORATOM, european atomic forum
FORATOM is a trade association of the European nuclear industry. The work of FORATOM mainly involves engaging in a dialogue with the European institutions by maintaining contact with key policy-makers and opinion leaders in the European Commission and European Parliament.
Rue Belliard 15-17
Tel +32 2 5024595
CETHIL (Centre de Thermique de Lyon)
ITU (Institute for Transuranium Elements) prime objectives is to serve as a reference centre for basic actinide research, to contribute to effective safety and safeguards for the nuclear fuel cycle, and to study technological and medical applications of transuranium elements.
Information about European Union-funded projects may be found at CORDIS (Community Research & Development Information Service). And you can try to find specific projects here.
Infrared (non-contact) temperature measurement equipment and related resources (like training, calibration & industry application notes) can be found at the sites below:
Land Instruments International
Thermal property data
Firstly, try the evitherm data centre, where you might find the data you need and, if it's pay-for, more cheaply.
NPL provides reference materials for various thermophysical properties (thermal conductivity, diffusivity, emissivity etc.) and material types (metals, ceramics, insulation, etc.)
NIST provides reference materials for chemical composition, engineering and physical properties.
HARSNET A thematic network to create a forum for universities, research centres and industries collaborate to develop and disseminate knowledge that can be used for hazard assessment of highly reactive systems.
SAFETYNET is a common European information market for process safety. Safetynet was developed during 1998 - 2001 with funding support from the European Commission.