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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.
Technical Session|Sponsored by NCSD
Monday, June 14, 2021|2:15–4:00PM (3:15–5:00PM EDT)
Lon E. Paulson
Tracy Stover (SRNL)
Deb Hill (NNL)
Erica McGowan (ANS)
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Reactivity Impact of Reprocessing Impurities on HALEU Feed Stock
Scott Martin (North Carolina State Univ.), Tracy Stover (Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)
Heterogeneous Reactivity Effects of Low-Enriched Uranium Systems
Lon E. Paulson (GE Hitachi/Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas), Qi Ao (Boston Government Services)
Assessment of Hafnium Nuclear Data for Criticality Safety Applications
Véronique Dumont (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire), Nicolas Leclaire (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire), Isabelle Duhamel (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire), Luiz Leal (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire)
Incipient Reflux Mitigation: A Lesson Learned from Operations
Tracy Stover (Savannah River Nuclear Solutions), Brandon Eubanks (Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)
Time Dependent Neutron Multiplication Simulation in Aqueous Separations Upsets
Tracy Stover (Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)
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