The role of standards in facilitating deployment of SMRs in Canada

Author(s) T. Ward, K. Toomsalu, S. Krishnan, H. Medina, N. Tedford
Hatch Ltd. , CSA


The objective of this report is to provide high-level recommendations on standardization approaches that would benefit the Canadian nuclear sector in the deployment of SMRs. To accomplish this, a review was conducted on potential standardization approaches, the current SMR landscape in Canada, and the use of standardization to support the deployment of new technologies through two case studies. The results of these reviews were then assessed to provide recommendations based on the best practices and lessons learned from the case studies and analysis of standardization and harmonization activities within the nuclear sector. Where applicable, specific opportunities for collaboration on current SMR standardization and harmonization activities are noted.