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UWC 2020: A call for transformational change
Bowing to current COVID-19 realities but buoyed by the success of June’s virtual Annual Meeting, ANS event planners returned to the virtual realm for this year’s Utility Working Conference. Originally scheduled for August 9–12 at Marco Island, Fla., the condensed event was held Wednesday, August 11, wherever registrants’ computer devices happened to be located.
In addition to 26 educational sessions and workshops, UWC 2020 featured an opening plenary session titled “Achieving Transformational Change: A leadership discussion,” moderated by Bob Coward, MPR Associates principal officer and ANS past president (2017–2018). Plenary panelists included representatives from three utilities—Arizona Public Service (APS), Exelon, and Xcel Energy—plus the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
L. El-Guebaly, M. Elias, B. Madani, C. Martin, E. Marriott, FESS-FNSF Team
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 3 | October 2017 | Pages 347-353
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1333865
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The Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) is an essential element of the U.S. developmental roadmap to fusion energy. The facility displays the complex integration of tokamak components and subsystems in fusion environment while testing and developing fusion technologies for the U.S. demonstration (DEMO) plant. The integration of the neutronics, shielding, and activation assessments is a key element to the success of FNSF operation. This paper overviews the engineering aspects of the tokamak-based FNSF study and presents an integral scheme that considered the overall configuration, radiation limits, top-level design requirements (including maximizing the tritium breeding ratio), smart selection of low-activation materials for each component, radial build optimization and definition, environmental and safety constraints, and upper temperatures for the reuse of reduced activation ferritic martensitic and bainitic structures after severe loss of coolant accidents.