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The division provides a forum for focused technical dialogue on thermal hydraulic technology in the nuclear industry. Specifically, this will include heat transfer and fluid mechanics involved in the utilization of nuclear energy. It is intended to attract the highest quality of theoretical and experimental work to ANS, including research on basic phenomena and application to nuclear system design.
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.
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021)
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by Human Factors
Thursday, June 17, 2021|9:00–10:45AM (10:00–11:45AM EDT)|Room 4
Raymond L. Herb
Janet Davis (ANS)
What will the control room of the future look like? How are MCR modernization design decisions made? How are the design process and objectives different for small modular reactors vs. existing power plants that are modernizing to support subsequent license renewal and extended operation into 80 years? Come hear several leaders discuss the Human Factors decisions and considerations that were key to their main control room design and modernization efforts. Hear about advances in Human Factors engineering and how the programs are changing to support modern human machine interfaces associated with digital controls. Hear about the challenges with integrating new controls in an existing plant, modern alarm management, and the challenges of training a new generation of operators in a hybrid control room.
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