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Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology
Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
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!
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Growing and sustaining a nuclear team
How do you grow a nuclear team? At Duke Energy, we do it by being reliable, innovative, and forward looking. Since 1967, we’ve been growing our nuclear generation to produce life-essential, carbon-free electricity for millions of customers in our communities. Safe, reliable, cost-effective nuclear generation.
Nuclear generation is an essential component of Duke Energy’s overall climate strategy, with the goal of net-zero carbon emissions from electric generation by midcentury. Net zero is achieved when greenhouse gas emissions are counterbalanced and removed from the atmosphere, achieving “climate neutrality.” Duke’s nuclear fleet produces more than 50 percent of the electricity consumed by our Carolinas customers and more than 80 percent of the carbon-free electricity generated company-wide. In 2021, our nuclear fleet matched its record capacity factor of 95.7 percent and avoided the release of 50 million tons of carbon dioxide.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by FCWMD
Wednesday, December 1, 2021|11:30AM–1:15PM (12:30–2:15PM EST)|Columbia 4
Shikha Prasad (TAMU)
Christina Leggett (Booz Allen Hamilton)
The nuclear industry has been reinvigorated with advanced designs and developments that will cater to new users in space-missions, accelerator-based systems, used-fuel, desalination, and shipping, in addition to the existing power industry. This development of nuclear technologies in innovative applications has exposed new needs and gaps which need to be addressed to deliver robust products. This session will:
1. Increase awareness of the US Nuclear Data Program (USNDP);
2. Discuss emerging nuclear data needs to enable current innovations and inspire future ones;
3. Discuss ongoing projects relevant to the audience; and
4. Provide information on how the community can contribute.
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