IAEA concludes OMARR in Indonesia

01 November 2019


An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an Operational and Maintenance Assessment for Research Reactors (OMARR) mission in Indonesia. Conducted at the request of the Indonesian Government, the mission aimed to strengthen operational and maintenance practices at the TRIGA 2000 research reactor.

During the review that concluded recently in Bandung, the OMARR team identified areas for enhancement, addressed operational challenges and made recommendations and suggestions that may be used in the preparation of strategic plans for ageing management, refurbishment, and modernization.

The team’s recommendations included establishing and implementing a systematic and effective ageing management programme as well as a detailed plan for the core conversion.

The TRIGA 2000 research reactor, located at Indonesia’s Centre for Applied Nuclear Science and Technology (CANST) in Bandung, is used for applications including radioisotope production, neutron activation analysis, training, and education. CANST is known for research in the areas of labeled compounds and radiometric technology as well as radiopharmacology and nuclear techniques for environmental and nutritional analysis.

The IAEA provides support to Indonesia in enhancing the operational performance and use of the country’s research reactors through human resource capacity building as well. The IAEA is also assisting BATAN in establishing the KARTINI-PSTA research reactor as a host reactor for the IAEA’s Internet Reactor Laboratory (IRL) programme.