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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Helping to save the plant safety puzzle: An overview of PRA
Probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) have advanced the safe operation of the U.S. reactor fleet over many decades. Risk insights from PRAs have provided information from many different perspectives, from what is most important to maintain at a facility to a better understanding of how to address new information regarding safety issues. The methods and tools that have supported the creation and enhancement of PRA models were established through multiple decades of research, starting with WASH-1400, The Reactor Safety Study,1 published in 1975, through the comprehensive plant-specific models in use today.
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ANS Utility Working Conference
The Utility Achievement Award recognizes the commercial nuclear power plant(s) that demonstrate outstanding achievements in performance.
The award consists of an engraved plaque that is presented each year in conjunction with the ANS Utility Working Conference (UWC).
This award was established in 1994 by the Operations and Power Division. In 2005 it became an official ANS award.
The criteria are non-specific but the achievement may be either sustained outstanding performance or outstanding improvement in performance. Therefore the nomination must provide supporting details and enough facts for the selection committee to make an informed decision.
Submit nominations in Word or Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
OPD UWC Awards ChairUtility Working ConferenceAmerican Nuclear SocietyMeetings Department555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535
For more information, please visit the Operations and Power Division website.