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Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Cost drivers of nuclear steam cycle construction
Interest in reducing carbon emissions around the world continues to climb. As a complement to the increasing deployment of variably generating renewables, advanced nuclear is commonly shown in net-zero grid modeling for 2050 because it represents firm electricity production that can flex in output with load demands.1 However, these projections are challenged by the high levelized cost of electricity associated with legacy nuclear construction, which is often more than double that of modern combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants.
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021)
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|1:15–3:00PM (2:15–4:00PM EDT)
Derek Halverson (NRC)
Michael Muhlheim (ORNL)
John Fabian (ANS)
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Overview of Approaches to the Use and Licensing of COTS Digital Devices in Safety Critical Industries
Sofia Guerra (Adelard), Gareth Fletcher (Adelard)
Regulation of Smart Devices for Nuclear Safety: Lessons Learned in the UK
Paolo Picca (Office For Nuclear Regulation), Mark Bowell (Office for Nuclear Regulation), Steve Frost (Office for Nuclear Regulation)
Use of Smart Devices for Safety-Related Applications in Canadian Nuclear Power Plants
Kevin Douglas McKay (Ontario Power Generation)
Regulatory Requirements, Guidance, and Review of Embedded Digital Devices in Safety Systems
D. S. Halverson (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission), M. D. Muhlheim (ORNL), W.P. Poore (ORNL)
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