The scope of activity pertaining to the N17 Consensus Committee is as follows:
To develop standards for the location, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all nuclear reactors for training and research, both as mechanisms for investigating reactors per se and as sources of radiation, and excluding reactors designed for the production of electrical energy; standards for the location, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of critical facilities; standards for calculational methods and computer codes for use in nuclear-reactor and reactor-physics calculations, including shielding. Inputs into calculations and codes, such as nuclear cross sections, are included in this scope.
The N17 consensus committee supervises the work of six subcommittees. These are as follows:
ANS-1, Conduct of Critical Experiments
ANS-6, Radiation Protection and Shielding
ANS-10, Mathematics and Computation
ANS-14, Fast Pulse Reactors
ANS-15, Operation of Research Reactors
ANS-19, Physics of Reactor Design
Last updated March 12, 2013, 3:41pm CDT.