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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.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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DOE puts $9.35 million toward high-energy-density plasma research
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on July 27 announced $9.35 million for 21 research projects in high-energy-density laboratory plasmas. High-energy-density (HED) plasma research, originally developed to support the U.S. nuclear weapons program, has applications in astrophysics, fusion power plant development, medicine, nuclear and particle physics, and radioisotope production.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by NCSD
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|3:30–5:15PM (4:30–6:15PM EDT)|Room 6
Mandy Bowles Tomaszewski (LANL)
Kermit A. Bunde (Idaho Operations Office, DOE)
Erica McGowan (ANS)
One of the significant challenges of the NCS industry is providing a robust training and qualification program while negotiating an influx of new engineers. It is of great value to share how facilities approach this challenge all while meeting the requirements of ANS/ANSI 8.26. Panelists will discuss basic qualification, the transfer of knowledge from senior engineers, and qualification of engineers with past experience, but who are in need of individual site, facility, and process familiarity.
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