News from Institute for Energy Technology
Gunnar Randers Research Prize to Professor Roger Pynn, USA
The Prize is awarded to an outstanding researcher, and one of the pioneers in the neutron scattering field.
Major boost to solar cell technology research
On February 4th, the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) received funding for the establishment of a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (CEER) from the Research Council of Norway. The title of the Centre is "The Norwegian Research Centre for Solar Cell Technology".
SWBus 4.7 released
SWBus version 4.7 was released 19. December 2008
ProcSee 3.6 released
ProcSee version 3.6 was released 19. December 2008
Kazakhstan - A new member of the Halden Reactor Project
One more country, Kazakhstan, will be member of the Halden Reactor Project from 2009. The negotiations started in the beginning of 2008 and the Associated Party Agreement was signed in Halden 19th of September.
Enlarged Halden Programme Group meeting in Loen
The yearly EHPG meeting took place in Loen, however this meeting was a bit different, since it also was a part of the 50th anniversary of the Halden Reactor Project.
Successful anniversary seminar 11th June
The Seminar on Nuclear Safety and International co-operation was held at the Holmenkollen Park Hotel. The seminar was a part of Institute of Energy Technology’s 50th anniversary of the Halden Reactor Project.
3D Nuclear Core Data Viewer
At the EHPG-meeting 2008 in Loen, Norway, IFE demonstrated the first version of the Core Data Viewer. The application provides the user with a fully rotatable, semi-transparent, three-dimensional view of reactor core data, and enables the user to focus on interesting spots by filtering out parts of the core based on position and/or value. Various core data, like power density, Xenon distribution and burn-up distribution may be visualised. By selecting a specific fuel assembly, the user can study the individual fuel rods of the assembly in another 3D view.
Java plug-in for ProcSee
At the upcoming EHPG-meeting in Loen, Norway, researcher Hans Olav Randem of the ProcSee development team will present a paper describing an on-going activity to implement a Java plug-in to the ProcSee Run-Time Manager.
2008 - A year of celebration for the Halden Project
In June 1958, the contract establishing the Halden Project as an international OECD research programme was signed. The purpose of the project was to build a power producing research reactor to gain construction- and operation experience.
ProcSee 3.5.1 released
ProcSee version 3.5.1 is now released. The new version contains new features as well as corrections of identified errors.
ProcSee on mobile devices
IFE has demonstrated that ProcSee operator interfaces can be visualized on small mobile devices.
Implementation of large-screen display for Loviisa NPP
IFE is currently engaged by Fortum Nuclear Services to implement a large-screen display for Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland. IFE's process visualisation tool, ProcSee, will be used to implement the display, which will be installed at Fortum's R&D simulator in Espoo for evaluation. Provided a successful evaluation, the display may be installed in Loviisa training simulator and control room.
SWBus 4.6 released
SWBus 4.6 was released 21. May 2007
ProcSee 3.5 released
ProcSee version 3.5 was released 28. June 2007.
SWBus 4.5 released
SWBus version 4.5 was released 21. December 2006
ProcSee 3.4 released
ProcSee version 3.4 was released 21. December 2006.
ProcSee 3.3.1 released
Version 3.3.1 is a minor upgrade from 3.3 and is available on the Microsoft Windows platform only. Unix and Linux users should continue with version 3.3.
ProcSee 3.3 released
Version 3.3, the first version using the name ProcSee, was released 30. January 2006.
Picasso changes name to ProcSee
From October 2005, IFE’s software tool for developing and displaying dynamic graphical user interfaces changes name from Picasso to ProcSee.

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The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is an independent international research foundation based in Kjeller near Oslo. IFE is at the forefront of several research fields within energy research, environmental and nuclear technology, and develops new technological solutions for industry and the public sector in more than 30 countries. IFE has about 600 employees and an annual turnover of about NOK 850 Million.