The Nuclear Safety Standards Commission (Kerntechnischer Ausschuss - KTA)

The Nuclear Safety Standards Commission (KTA) has the task, to issue nuclear safety standards for these topics in the area of nuclear technology where a consensus between experts of the manufacturers and the operators of nuclear power plants, of authorized experts and state officials is apparent and to support their application.

The Nuclear Safety Standards Commission (KTA) was founded 1972 by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Wissenschaft (BMBW; now responsible:  Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit - BMU) following the example of the well-established "Deutsche Dampfkessel-Ausschuss (DDA)".

Presently, the KTA Program of Standards is comprised of 97 different standards. 90 of these nuclear safety standards are issued and valid, 7 standards are no longer part of the revision process. 24 of the standards are in the revision process.

You will find in this website information about

Most of the informations mentioned above are prepared for download in the form of PDF-files.

Detailed information about the KTA-Safety Standards is listed in "KTA Standards", the standards are available in PDF-Format (German and English) for free.

For further questions please feel free to contact the KTA office by phone or email!

 

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