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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2021)
February 9–11, 2021
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Former NRC chairs issue vaccine timeline recommendation to CDC
Five former chairmen of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission—Stephen Burns, Allison Macfarlane, Nils Diaz, Richard Meserve, and Dale Klein—signed a letter to José Romero, Arkansas health secretary and chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization advisory committee, requesting that the advisory committee update its recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine allocation guidance for the energy workforce (including nuclear energy workers).
Currently, the CDC has four phases for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Those phases are numbered:
Jiarong Fang, Peter Titus, Dang Cai, Han Zhang
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 8 | November 2019 | Pages 823-827
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1622972
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Both PF1A upper coils and lower coils experienced difficult situations during the National Spherical Torus Experiment–Upgrade (NSTX-U) machine operations in 2016. There are huge up-down electromagnetic forces on PF1A terminals, coil leads, and bus bars. Therefore, further analysis and additional reinforcement supports are needed to reduce the stress on the coil terminals and leads. Structural, thermal, and electromagnetic analyses of the three-dimensional PF1A lower bus bar and coil lead model have been performed using imported electromagnetic loads with the worst cases of 96 scenarios through the global Biot-Savart stick model. The reinforcement blocks for the PF1A lower coil leads and flags and two clamps were analyzed and installed for field testing. The coil leads and bus bars used in the field testing were qualified for the normal NSTX-U operating loads allowing similar reinforcement details to be used in the real NSTX-U machine.