ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
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 (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
Friday, May 20, 2022|8:00AM–12:30PM EDT
Beaver Valley Power Station
Location: Beaver Valley Power StationLocation: 200 Shippingport Rd,Location: Shippingport, PA 15077
Tour Start/Stop Time: 9:00-11:00 am
Bus Departure/Arrival Time (Hotel): 8:00 am- 12:30 pm
Tour Description: Beaver Valley Power Station is a nuclear power plant on the Ohio River near Shippingport, Pennsylvania, roughly 27 miles (43 km) roughly northwest of Pittsburgh. The Beaver Valley plant is operated by Energy Harbor and power is generated by two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors. The walking tour will last approximately 2 hours and include a brief overview presentation on Beaver Valley, a walking tour through the protected by the support structures and equipment, a trip through a turbine / generator floor, the control room, the dry cask storage area, the switchyard, and back to the conference area for questions and follow up.
All attendees will need to provide social security numbers and a valid photo ID in order to be entered into the plant security system. All tour guest will pass through security to enter the protected area – this includes an explosives detector, Xray of all carried items, and a full body metal detector.