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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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Shrinking Y-12 will facilitate cleanup, reduce costs, DOE says
A project to reduce by approximately half the high-security protected area at the Department of Energy’s Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will avoid millions of dollars in costs and accelerate cleanup, the DOE’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by THD
Monday, November 16, 2020|2:40–4:50PM (3:40–5:50PM EST)
M. Scott Greenwood (ORNL)
Piyush Sabharwall (INL)
Erica McGowan (American Nuclear Society)
Economic, environmental, and political pressures are consistent powers of change. Over the past several decades, nuclear has remained the principle force for reliable, cost-effective electricity and clean, carbon-free energy. However, it is no secret that sufficient change in the energy market has accumulated, leading to a tipping point for nuclear power within the United States. As in all other markets, nuclear must adapt to survive and remain a critical cog in America's energy portfolio. Integrated energy systems, expanding the nuclear energy market beyond electricity to thermal heat applications and flexible operation, may be the key to nuclear's existence in the 21st century and beyond. In this session, various panelists will highlight the ongoing research for development and deployment of such systems and provide examples from use cases that are currently being analyzed for further discussion on technical merits and foreseen challenges.
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