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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.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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DOE-NE opens HALEU Consortium with focus on information exchange
The Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy announced December 7 that its new HALEU Consortium is open for membership. And not just from U.S. enrichers, fuel fabricators, and others working in the front-end fuel cycle, but from “any U.S. entity, association, and government organization involved in the nuclear fuel cycle,” and—at the DOE’s discretion—“organizations whose facilities are in ally or partner nations.” The HALEU Consortium will essentially serve as an information clearinghouse to meet DOE-NE’s ongoing needs for firm supply and demand data as it supports the development of a commercial domestic high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) infrastructure to fuel advanced reactors. The consortium is open for business almost one full year after the DOE first requested public input on its structure.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by RPD
Wednesday, November 16, 2022|8:00–9:45AM MST|Sonoran 8
Friederike Bostelmann (ORNL)
Different methods are discussed in the literature to determine approximations for zone-wise inventory in pebble-bed reactors. Various challenges exist including the consideration of a mixture of pebbles at different burnups, different travel paths of the individual pebbles through the core, traveling of the pebbles through zones of different temperatures/flux/powers/spectral conditions, and more. The panel is intended to cover the latest status of these methods, to discuss pros and cons of the different methods, to highlight where experience showed that phenomena need to be considered or that approximations are sufficient.
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