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The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021)
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|4:30–6:15PM EDT
William H. Ferrell (AMS Corp.)
John Fabian (ANS)
With the conclusion of the CASL program in the summer of 2020, the focus for the VERA software suite it developed has shifted to commercial implementation, particularly with regard to reactor diagnostics and aging management of the current fleet. Speakers in this panel will discuss the potential applications for VERA in these areas, the technical hurdles that will need to be addressed, the regulatory aspects of employing VERA for these tasks, and the potential economic benefits to such an approach.
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