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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Neutron noise monitoring during plant operation expedites flexure replacement at Salem-1
The nuclear industry has historically relied on intermittent ultrasonic test and visual inspections of pressurized water reactor components to identify and manage degradation. While this reactive approach has proven to be effective, imagine a scenario in which the degradation could propagate throughout the reactor internals, making a more proactive measure necessary to avoid a major enterprise risk to the plant. Could a utility identify the onset of degradation within the reactor internals during plant operation? If so, could a repair be developed prior to the next refueling outage to prevent additional, cascading degradation? That is exactly the situation that Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and Westinghouse engineers were able to navigate over the course of the 2019–2020 operating cycle at Salem Unit 1, resulting in a tremendous success for the plant and a historic landmark in the nuclear industry, while earning the team a 2021 Nuclear Energy Institute Top Innovative Practice (TIP) award.
Join us Tuesday, October 19, Noon - 1:30 pm EDT, for a free lunchtime panel discussion on next generation nuclear instrumentation and control hurdles and opportunities.
The 2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo will be a hybrid conference, offering the flexibility to attend in Washington, D.C. or virtually November 30 – December 3. The conference features more than 100 sessions and 300+ presentations.
Join young professionals from around the country for an immersive personal and professional development experience for the nuclear industry’s highly motivated next-generation future leaders. Participate virtually November 12-13.
With back-to-school season upon us, we’re excited to announce that our Navigating Nuclear curriculum now reaches all grade levels. The FREE resources include digital lessons, project starters, career profiles, and three exciting Virtual Field Trips.
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NOVEMBER 7–12, 2021 | Columbus, OH
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