Regulation R&D
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  • KINS conducts regulatory research on nuclear safety, radiation safety and safety standards to enhance the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of the nuclear power plants and other facilities that it regulates. The KINS also recommends regulatory actions to resolve ongoing and potential safety issues based on its experiences gained and results from the following research.
  • Research on Nuclear Safety
  • Development of Regulatory Technology to Assess Countermeasures for NPP Accidents by Extreme Hazards
    • Development of evaluation technology for severe accident safety issues
    • Development of regulatory techniques for safety evaluation of NPP structures against external hazards
    • Evaluation and simulation of power equipment performance under accidents which exceed the design basis
    • Regulatory advancements in fire protection and development of fire hazard analysis technology
  • Development of Safety Evaluation Methodology and Regulatory Technology for Safety Systems
    • Development of safety issues solving technology for emergency core cooling systems (ECCS)
    • Development of safety assessment technology for new equipment and safety standards
    • Development of regulatory technology for thermal-hydraulic safety analysis
  • Development of Safety Assessment Technology for Major Components of Long-term Operation of Nuclear Power Plants
    • Development of regulatory technologies for aging management and assessment of nuclear components
    • Development of regulatory technology for the evaluation of dynamic effects and failure probability of nuclear power plant components
    • Development of proof test model and safety evaluation techniques for the regulation of digital I&C systems used in NPPs
  • Preparation Research for Licensing of Next Generation Nuclear Reactors
    • Establishment of a licensing system for sodium cooled fast reactors
    • Development of regulatory technologies for system safety of sodium cooled fast reactors
    • Development of regulatory technologies for licensing of very-high-temperature gas-cooled reactors
  • Research on Radiation Safety
  • Development of Regulatory Technology for Radiation and Radioactive Waste Safety
    • Development of Advanced Technology for Regulatory Verification of Radiation Protection and Environment
    • Development of Safety Regulation Technologies for Therapeutic and Industrial Use of Radiation
    • Development of Potential Risk Assessment Technologies for Existing Exposure
    • Development of Core Regulatory Technology for Radioactive Waste Safety
  • Research on Emergency Preparedness
    • Establishment of Optimized Emergency Response and Environmental Radiation Monitoring Technology for Nuclear Emergency
  • Research on Safety Standards Development
  • Development of Technical Standards Based on the Research Results and the Experience Gained through Regulatory Activities
    • Establishment and implementation of a comprehensive plan for nuclear safety standards
    • Development of regulatory standards and guidelines for nuclear and radiation safety
  • Review and Alignment with International Safety Requirements
    • Preparation of a domestic regulatory approach aligned with IAEA safety requirements
    • International comparative study of pre/post condition of regulatory requirements regarding the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident
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