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Algeria Programme Framework for 2018–2023

Source: IAEA Ms Faouzia Mebarki, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Algeria to the IAEA, and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical

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New Members Elected to IAEA Board of Governors

Source: IAEA Eleven countries have been newly elected to serve on the 35-member IAEA Board of Governors for the period 2017–2018. The election took place on Thursday 21 September at

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Zimbabwe Second Programme Framework

Source: IAEA Mr Taonga Mushayavanhu, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department

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The Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative

The Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative, SHAMCI, is an Arab initiative that issues quality certificates for solar energy systems services and products in the Arab region. The project

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Industrial Risks: Dependability and instrumented safety

Taxonomy of major Industrial risks causes and consequences Risk is a product of the frequency or the probability of dangerous event and the consequence of this event while safety is

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Quality management: Achilles’ heel for the Chinese industry

Abstract Chinese industry has seen explosive growth in recent years, and despite its growing appetites for the new technologies, its Achilles’ heel remains the quality management.   Quality problems appear to

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Industrial Risks: Defence in depth and risk mitigation Part 4: Software certification for safety critical systems

Certification is one way to combine different methods (process and product assessment) together and to build confidence in achievement of maximal safety. In general, certification is seen as a service

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Industrial Risks: Defence in depth and risk mitigation Part 3: Safety Integrity Level concept

The concept of safety integrity levels (SIL) was introduced during the development of BS EN 61508 (BSI 2002) as a measure of the quality or dependability of a system which

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Industrial Risks: Defence in depth and risk mitigation Part 2: The defence in-depth philosophy

Currently, critical or sensitive systems are designed and integrated; they take into account components, software and human errors. Cognitive engineering[1] indicates a close association between omissions and the planning and