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2006 KOICA/RCARO Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for Trainer's Training Course






KOICA/RCARO Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for Trainer's Training Course

August 30 - September 19, 2007

Daejeon, Korea

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
RCA Regional Office
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)



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Common Qualifications for Applicants
Each applicant should
Be nominated by his/her government;
Be a university/college graduate or have an equivalent educational background;
Have sufficient command of spoken and written English;
Be in good health, both physically and mentally, to undergo the course;
- Not have had experience in any of KOICA's training courses within the past five years.




KOICA's HRD Program Modeled after Korea's Experience
Human resources development has been the single most important factor in Korea's escape from the vicious cycle of poverty and underdevelopment, which had plagued the country for many decades. In a country where there are scarce natural resources, capable individuals played a vital role in economic growth and development. Korea represents an exemplar of national development powered by strong and highly-trained human resources.

During the course of its economic development, Korea has come to fully realize the critical importance of HRD, and HRD has become Korea's highest priority in international development cooperation. With a considerable amount of experience and know-how, Korea is dedicated to contributing to the development of capable individuals in partner countries.

Since its inauguration in 1991, KOICA has constantly supported the HRD of its partner countries, mostly through the training of individuals and the establishment of training and educational facilities.

The training and expertise-sharing programs are the primary tools used by KOICA for human resources development. Through these programs, KOICA helps developing countries build administrative and technical capacity in both the public and private sectors. Furthermore, in an effort to share with local communities the experience and knowledge acquired over the course of Korea’s own development, KOICA dispatches Korea Overseas Volunteers (KOVs) to teach students, advise local governments, and provide healthcare and nursing. To date, about 2,250 Koreans have served as KOVs.

The training program provides opportunities to individuals from developing countries to gain first-hand knowledge of Korean development. The purpose of this program is to enable the trainees to put what they have learned to use for the development of their home country or local community. Between 1991 and 2005, KOICA offered 1,289 training courses to a total of 21,899 trainees from some 163 countries. The topics covered are as diverse as administration, economic development, science and technology, information and communication technology, agriculture/forestry/fishery, and healthcare. In order to meet the constantly changing needs of its partner countries, KOICA is making every effort to further increase the effectiveness of its HRD programs.



□ Duration: August 30 ~ September 19, 2007
□ Venue: Daejeon, Korea
□ Number of Participants: 15 persons from 13 countries
□ Beneficiaries:
Engineers and/or technical professionals, who are engaged or want to be a
professional instructor in the field of the non-destructive testing
□ Language: English
□ Training Institution: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute(KAERI)
(http://www.kaeri.re.kr )
□ Accommodations: Nuri Hall(KAERI Guest House)
□ Course Objectives: The main purpose of the course is to provide engineers and/or technical professionals, who are engaged or want to be a professional instructor in the field of the non-destructive testing in the RCA Member States, with advanced trainer's training course on non-destructive testing developed in Korea to improve their technical capabilities and to contribute their technical manpower development.



The first two days of a training course are normally reserved for an orientation session at the ICTC of KOICA. The orientation involves the following activities:
□ Welcoming Reception
□ Video Presentation on Korea and KOICA's Activities
□ Video Presentation on Korea's history, culture, and society
□ Class on Basic Korean expressions
□ Presentation on daily life in Korea including outdoor practice
□ Seoul City Excursion, etc.
a) Session I: General Introduction
- Status of Nuclear and NDT Industries in Korea
- Introduction to RCARO
b) Session II: NDT Technologies
- Introduction to NDT- Radiographic Testing(RT)
- Ultrasonic Testing(UT)
- Magnetic Particle Testing(MT)
- Liquid Penetrant Testing(PT)
- Eddy Current Testing(ECT)
- Visual Testing(VT)
- Neutron Radiographic Testing(NRT)
- Leak Test(LT)
- Acoustic Emission Thermography(AET)
- Introduction to Welding
- New NDT Technology
c) Session III: Case Study on Industrial Application of NDT
- QA Criteria
- Introduction to PSI & ISI
- Introduction to KEPIC
- Inspection of Chemical Industries
d) Session Ⅳ: Presentation and Discussion
- Presentation of Country Report by the participants
- Group Discussion
※ For more detail, please refer to "Part Ⅲ. GUIDELINES for the COUNTRY REPORT"
★ KAERI research reactor(HANARO)
★ KAITEC: Korea Advanced Inspection Technology Inc
★ DOOSAN: Major components manufacturing company
★ Kori Nuclear Power Plant
★ Hyundai Motors Company
★ Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.
★ Gyeongju City: one of famous historical places in Korea
☞ HANARO(http://hanaro.kaeri.re.kr)
HANARO is the product of technology initiatives by KAERI, which enters its fourth decade of nuclear reactor research and development. To date, three research reactors represent major nuclear milestones in Korea; TRIGA Mark-II in the 1960s, TRIGA Mark-III in the 1970s, and HANARO in the 1990s, THE TRIGA reactors were taken out of service in 1995 after fulfilling their roles as leading research reactors in KOREA

HANARO (High-flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor) means, in Korean, "unique-ness", which reflects the country's resolve to achieve self-reliance in nuclear technology.

It was designed to meet the growing need for a high intensity neutron source, providing a peak unperturbed thermal flux of 5×1014n/㎠?s Since the first criticality on February 8, 1995, a number of experimental facilities have been installed at HANARO, which have proven to be more and more attractive to universities and industrial researchers for its scientific merits.

HANARO, designated as a national center for the application of reactor radiation in a variety of scientific and medical fields, is geared towards applying its core competencies to a wide spectrum of programs ranging from neutron physics to environmental sciences. With plans taking shape as a new powerful neutron source, collaborations at every level are being sought to expand the opportunities for new applications within and outside its present uses. Partnerships with academia, industry, and other institutions are encouraged.

☞ KAITEC(http://www.kaitec.co.kr)
☞ DOOSAN(http://www.doosanheavy.com)

Established in 1962, DOOSAN Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Hanjung or Korea Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.) has been playing the role as a mainspring for the national economy growth by supplying industrial facilities for both domestic and international plant market. Its field of business ranges from the base material Casting & Forging to Nuclear Power Plants and Hydro & Thermal Power Plants, as well as other industrial facilities likes Desalination Plants, Environmental Equipments, Material Handling Equipments, Chemical & Petrochemical Plants and others.

While being the S. Korea's only company that specializes in power plant facilities, DOOSAN is fully geared with a comprehensive production & supply system that provides from base materials to finish products. DOOSAN had so far sold a total of 160 units of 42,335MW power plants, and is currently manufacturing 75 units of 32,606MW.

☞ Kori Nuclear Power Plant(http://www.khnp.co.kr)
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power(KHNP), inaugurated on April 2, 2001 with a staff of 6,151, is fully invested by Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO), and supplies more than 40% of Korea’s electric power.

Kori Nuclear Power Plant is one of the branches in KHNP. KHNP has four nuclear power site branches including Kori nuclear power site. So KHNP is capable of generating 535MW of hydro power, and nuclear power generation capacity of 13,716MW ranks Korea as the 6th largest among the nuclear power generating countries of the world. In year 2000, the total amount of nuclear power generated by us topped one trillion kWh. This total assets top 14.15 billion US dollars, and we are still growing.

☞ HYUNDAI Motors Company(http://www.hundai-motor.com)
HYUNDAI Motors was established in December 1967. In the early 1980's, fueled by the rapid economic growth, HYUNDAI invested in a major expansion of its Ulsan plant, making a major transition from low volume to high volume manufacturing. During the latter 1980's the company prepared for more intense competition that the 1990's would bring. HYUNDAI Motor Company endured a difficult year in 1998, as domestic sales sharply declined. It was also a period of company-wide and industry-wide restructuring. The KIA/ASIA Motors acquisition will allow HYUNDAI Motors to achieve the economics of scale needed to compete in the global market.
☞ HYUNDAI Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.(http://www.hhi.co.kr)
Hyundai Heavy Industries(HHS) was founded by the late Chung Ju-yung in 1972. HHS took its independent way after having completed a spin-off from the Hyundai Group in 2002, ceaselessly pursuing a top position in the world’s heavy industry fields. HHS has a worldwide business network in each of its six main divisions : Shipbuilding, Offshore & Engineering, Industrial Plant & Engineering, Engine & Machinery, Electro Electric Systems, and Construction Equipment. HHS has production area of 1,000acres and residential & recreational areas of 800 acres.
☞ Gyeongju City: Historic place(http://www.gyeongju.gyeongbuk.kr)
Gyeongju City was the capital of the Silla Kingdom for thousand years, and the valley in which it is situated has a great concentration of historic buildings, temples, and artifacts. After Silla unified the peninsula in 676 AD, the city developed into one of the world's major cultural centers. The area is called a 'museum without walls' because of the historical buildings and treasures to be found there.

During the first week, participants are invited to various sites in Seoul which is both the capital and the heart of the Republic of Korea. Seoul is also the financial, political, commercial, recreational, educational and cultural center of Korea, home to major corporations, banks, government offices, leading schools and universities, and entertainment facilities.

Participants will find a rich and satisfying variety of things to see and do on the tour. Through this trip, participants will visit a few places like Namdaemoon Market, Insa-dong (a charming narrow street lined with antique stores, art galleries), Gyeongbok palace, Sangam World Cup Stadium, Korean traditional home and Seoul Tower.

This session, which concludes the course, includes a questionnaire survey, oral evaluation and departure orientation. Suggestions, Q&A, and personal feedback on the program will also be made in this wrap-up session. Participants are reminded that in this session they are to review the contents of training and how it is related to their country's policies.




All participants are requested to prepare and submit their country report to the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute(KAERI) Training Coordinators via e-mail to Mr. Woo-cho KANG (wckang@kaeri.re.kr) until August 15, 2007.

※ If a participant fails to submit a country report by e-mail, he/she will be asked to submit it to the INEPA Training Officer upon their arrival in Korea. It is recommended that the report be submitted on either a floppy disk or USB memory device.

The Country Report should be in the MS PowerPoint or Word format. The length of the report should not exceed 20 A4-sized pages. The report should be written in English and double-spaced.

All participants are required to make a 15-minute presentation on their country report. For more effective presentations, a projector, slide projector, overhead projector, and multimedia TV will be available (Power Point presentations are preferred).

a. Information of nuclear energy,
(1) Description of nuclear energy
- Present conditions of NPP operation and construction
- Public opinion
- Forward plans
- Technical capacity
(2) Governmental organization for nuclear energy
- Central government
- Local government
- Other related organizations, research institutes, universities, etc.
b. Status of NDT in the home country
- General status of NDT in application of industries
- Urgently needed technology in candidate's country
- Fields needed to be included in this program
c. Self introduction
- Participant's job
- Participant's present position and duties in his/her organization
- Participant's expectations and goals in attending this program



DATE Program
Not decided Arrival
KOICA Orientation
Seoul City Tour
Opening & Lectures
Day Tour
Discretionary Break
Country Report, Visit KAERI Site & KAITEC
Field Trip
Field Trip
Field Trip
Discretionary Break
Daejeon City Tour
Wrap-up Meeting & Closing

□ Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
(KAERI, http://www.kaeri.re.kr)
KAERI is the national research institute which was established to promote the peaceful applications of nuclear energy by carrying out integrated R&D activities in the nuclear field.

Since its establishment in 1959, KAERI has made significant contributions to the nations nuclear technology development. After achieving self-reliance in nuclear core technologies, KAERI have transferred highly developed technologies to local industries for practical applications.
KAERI established the present Korea Power Engineering Co., Inc. (KOPEC), responsible for not only the architect engineering works of nuclear power plants, but also for the design of nuclear steam supply systems. KAERI also established the present KEPCO Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd. (KNFC), responsible for designing and manufacturing PWR as well as PHWR fuels.

The Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, responsible for supporting the government in regulatory and licensing works, and the Nuclear Environment Technology Institute under KEPCO, responsible for low and medium level radioactive waste management, are also originally spin-offs from KAERI.

1) Nuclear Basic Research
2) Nuclear Safety Research
3) KALIMER Development4) Reactor Technology Development
5) Advanced Fuel Development
6) Research on Back-end of the Fuel Cycle
7) Research Reactor Utilization
8) Radiation and Radioisotope Application
9) Proton Engineering Frontier Project
□ Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
- Phone: +82-2-740-5614- Fax: +82-2-740-5617 - E-mail: wooc93@koica.go.kr - Home page: http://www.koica.go.kr - Training Program coordinator: Mr. Woo-chan Chang
□ Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute(KAERI)
- Phone: +82-42-868-2678
- Fax: +82-42-861-5018
- E-mail: ejlee1@kaeri.re.kr
- Home page: http://www.kaeri.re.kr
- Training coordinator: Mr. Eui-Jin Lee
□ Regional Cooperative Agreement-Regional Office(RCARO)
- Phone: +82-42-868-2779
- Fax: +82-42-864-1626
- E-mail: jaylee@rcaro.org
- Home page: http://www.rcaro.org
- Training coordinator: Mr. Jay LEE
□ International Exchange Promotion Association (INEPA)
International Cooperation Training Center (ICTC),
- Phone : +82-2-3460-5813
- Fax : +82-2-3460-5920
- E-mail : misukplay@koica.go.kr
- Training Officer : Ms. Mi-suk Park
A. Accommodations
□ NURI Hall of Nuclear Training Center(Guest House)
☆ Nuclear Training Center
The Nuclear Training Center(subsidiary organization of KAERI) was established in 1960 with the introduction of a course on the medical applications of radioisotopes. The Center has offered high-degree training courses since its inception. Up until now, the Center has turned out about 26,000 trainees having completed specialized training courses. The Center has become a reputable arena for manpower training in the nuclear sector with a well equipped language lab, a computer room, an advanced compact nuclear simulator and all types of labs in a three-story building with total floor space of 4,500㎡. The development of qualified nuclear manpower is a key driving force in realizing the success of the localization of the nuclear projects.

The scope of training programs provided by the Center is immense, encompassing training and education for industrial personnel, government employees involved in nuclear energy and field training for domestic university students in nuclear engineering departments as well as in-house education for KAERI employees. Designated by the IAEA as International Center for Excellence in 1997, the Center has been also playing an important role in the development of nuclear manpower for international professionals with a focus on providing training and education for professionals from nuclear interesting countries for the extension of nuclear project to foreign countries.

Especially, the KAERI has completed the construction of a new International Nuclear Training and Education Center(INTEC) with guest house for foreign visitors in January 2002 in order to promote the international cooperation on nuclear human resources development with IAEA member countries. It is expected that INTEC will contribute significantly to KAERI's international cooperation activities to enhance the exchange of technical information and to share its experiences with neighbor countries. INTEC consists of an international nuclear training building(ATOPIA Hall) and a guest house(NURI Hall) with cooking facilities. ATOPIA Hall(1,980㎥) has an auditorium with 140 seats, two seminar rooms, and two class rooms with 40 seats and 60 seats each. NURI Hall(1,300㎥) has 24 bedrooms for foreign visitors and trainees.

We are determined to devote ourselves to becoming a top-notched Nuclear Training Center by developing a variety of quality training courses geared towards the future of the nuclear energy industry.

☆ NURI Hall

The KAERI Guest House(INTEC NURI Hall) for foreign trainees and visitors is located at KAERI site in Daejeon, about 150㎞ south of Seoul.

The NURI Hall consists of 24 bedrooms with heater, air-conditioner, refrigerator, TV set, study table, cabinet, wash room, telephone, beds, etc. It can accommodate 48 guests at a time. And there are kitchens and dining rooms, complete with the necessary facilities and utensils for self-cooking. All NURI Hall guests can use the facilities freely to prepare meals or can also have charged meals in the KAERI cafeteria. It is also provided with a laundry and ironing room, complete with facilities, and a rest room with TV set, personal computers, tables and chairs. This is the useful place where guests share news and information or watch their favorite programs.

The NURI Hall has also some sports and recreation facilities, such as table tennis, belt massage machine, chess and Karaoke entertainment.

B. Clothes
- Business or formal clothes are recommended for recommended for official ceremonies and visits.
- Participants can wear casual clothes and shoes during other sessions and the 3-day field trip.
C. Regulations
□ Participants should participate in the training to the best of their abilities
□ Participants should refrain from engaging in political activities, or any form of employment for profit or gain
□ Participants must return to their home country upon completion of the training program and resume work in their country
□ Participants should not extend the length of the training course or stay for personal convenience
□ Participants should not be accompanied by any member of their family
□ Participants are to assume responsibility for any personal expenses incurred regardless of implementation of the course□ Participants are required to strictly observe the course schedule and abide by the rules and regulations stipulated by the Korean government in respect to the training course
D. Expenses
KOICA will bear the expenses related to the implementation of the course, incurred during the training, in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.

These expenses include:

□ A normal economy class round-trip air ticket between Seoul and international airport designated by KOICA
□ Room & board from arrival to and departure from Korea
□ Daily allowance for incidental expenses
□ Medical insurance for participants to cover medical treatment during their stay in Korea (Costs related to pre-existing illness, pregnancy and dental treatment are not included)
※ Note : Each participant is advised to maintain some pocket money of their own for incidental expenses that might be incurred during his or her trip to Korea.
Since banks are closed on every weekend, participants who arrive on the weekend should exchange money at the airport.
E. Certificate
Participants who have successfully completed the training program will be awarded a certificate issued by KOICA.
F. Weather
Please visit http://www.kma.go.kr for detailed weather updates.


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