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April 8–10, 2021
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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Educational Session|Panel|Sponsored by Risk Management
Tuesday, August 11, 2020|11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EDT)
Gene Kelly (Exelon)
Timothy Crook (MCR Group)
Robby Christian (INL)
There are substantial benefits and good reasons for incorporating and crediting FLEX equipment in industry PRA models, for all hazard types (not just seismic and external flooding). Reactor safety is improved by allowing operators the flexibility to use FLEX in a variety of scenarios - not just in beyond design basis external event scenarios, which are the subject of the previously issued Mitigation Strategies under Order EA-12-049. The benefits of crediting FLEX - both in procedures and in PRA models, and for risk applications (such as RICT and SDP cases) - outweigh any potential regulatory uncertainties. The NRC’s recent enforcement policy found in Inspection Manual Chapter (IMC) 0609 Appendix A was recently reconsidered for FLEX equipment deficiencies, both in how these are screened, and in how the cases would be quantified (i.e., which hazard models are used) when performing more detailed significance analysis. FLEX component reliabilities and associated deployment actions (HRA) are evolving and being closely studied and evaluated by industry and the NRC. In the meantime, our models should reasonably reflect the as-built/as-operated plant, as required by the ASME Standard and Regulatory Guide 1.200. The option to deploy FLEX strategies is an important defense in depth measure in any/all scenarios when an extended loss of power is present, and is an improvement in reactor safety. It’s acknowledgement in PRA models should not be discouraged or unduly challenged.
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Presentation Slides — FLEX presentation - Antonios Zoulis
Presentation Slides — FLEX presentation - Phillip Amway
Presentation Slides — Use of FLEX or Portable Equipment Beyond the Order - Roy Linthicum
Presentation Slides — BlackStarTechTM Technology - Brad Lanka and Jeff Stone
Reference — FLEX Speaker Bios
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