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Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Argonne assists advanced reactor development with award-winning safety software
The development of modern nuclear reactor technologies relies heavily on complex software codes and computer simulations to support the design, construction, and testing of physical hardware systems. These tools allow for rigorous testing of theory and thorough verification of design under various use or transient power scenarios.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by NISD
Friday, December 3, 2021|8:00–9:45AM EST |Columbia 4
Richard H. (Chip) Lagdon (Bechtel National)
Kevin R. O'Kula (Amentum Technical Services)
Charles R. (Chip) Martin (Longnecker and Associates)
In the last three years, fuel failures have been experienced in research reactors at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The first of the events occurred in November 2018 at the ORNL High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) resulting in the deformation of several fuel plates in the outer fuel element. The second related event occurred in February 2021 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Reactor where damage occurred in a single fuel element. While neither event resulted in significant radiological exposure, each of the affected reactor facilities paused operations to review fuel fabrication, training, operations, quality assurance, and other aspects potentially contributing to the events. This session will be a panel that will discuss these events, the associated causal analyses, planned corrective actions, and lessons learned.
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