The annual ZIRAT Programme is open to nuclear utilities and laboratories world-wide. The overall objective of the ZIRAT Programme is to enable the Members to:

  • Identify potential zirconium alloy material advantages and limitations as well as suggest solutions for current issues.

  • Gain increased understanding of material behaviour related to successful core operation.

ZIRAT is an annual programme, different from other national or international fuel materials related programmes because it offers to the member on a yearly basis the only in-depth comprehensive, periodic, timely review and analysis of all the new zirconium technology data in the public domain.



The annual IZNA Program is open to fuel vendors, regulators and research organisations. The IZNA deliverables are similar to those of the ZIRAT Program, however no annual Seminar is provided. A tailored seminar on site is provided at an additional fee. IZNA customers are fuel vendors, research laboratories and regulatory agencies world wide.The overall objective of the IZNA Program is to enable members to:

  • Identify potential zirconium alloy material problems and solutions related to nuclear fuel.

  • Gain increased understanding of material behaviour related to successful core operation.

The IZNA Program annually reviews the latest information on zirconium alloy technology. The review is the only complete, annually updated references on non-proprietary zirconium alloy technology in the industry. The information is organised by well established topics such as alloy research, corrosion, mechanical properties, dimensional stability, potential high burnup limitations etc.



The annual LCC Programme is focused on reactor coolant, secondary chemistry and RCS material issues and open to nuclear utilities, manufacturers and vendors, research and engineering organisations as well as regulatory agencies. This Programme was started in 2004 and has gained large interest.

The overall objectives of the LCC Programme are to enable the LCC Member to:

  • Gain increased understanding of reactor water chemistry related to a successful plant operation and continued integrity of Reactor Coolant System (RCS) materials while keeping radiation exposure low.

  • Guiding the plant operators to apply adequate PWR secondary side chemistry for safe, economical and environmentally friendly plant operation with high availability and without significant steam generator degradation or fouling problems or carbon steel Flow Accelerated Corrosion.

  • Establish an independent meeting point for experts to enable free and critical discussions and experience exchange.