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HPS's Eric Goldin: On health physics
Eric Goldin, president of the Health Physics Society, is a radiation safety specialist with 40 years of experience in power reactor health physics, supporting worker and public radiation safety programs. A certified health physicist since 1984, he has served on the American Board of Health Physics, and since 2004, he has been a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements’ Program Area Committee 2, which provides guidance for radiation safety in occupational settings for a variety of industries and activities. He was awarded HPS Fellow status in 2012 and was elected to the NCRP in 2014.
Goldin’s radiological engineering experience includes ALARA programs, instrumentation, radioactive waste management, emergency planning, dosimetry, decommissioning, licensing, effluents, and environmental monitoring.
The HPS, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest radiation safety society in the world. Its membership includes scientists, safety professionals, physicists, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals from academia, industry, medical institutions, state and federal government, the national laboratories, the military, and other organizations.
The HPS’s activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. Its members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits.
Goldin talked about the HPS and health physics activities with Rick Michal, editor-in-chief of Nuclear News.
Nuclear Technology | Volume 200 | Number 1 | October 2017 | Pages 80-92
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2017.1338879
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The baseline and verification performance tests based on American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Performance Test Code 6 (PTC 6) for Maanshan Nuclear Power Station (MNPS) Unit 1 were successfully conducted prior to and after the replacement of a high-pressure turbine rotor. In order to verify that the actual improvement in electrical output resulting from this replacement meets the vendor’s guarantee, measurement uncertainty analysis of the thermal performance test was calculated. Two verification performance tests show that the deviation for the corrected heat rates of the two tests differs by only 0.11%, which therefore meets the ASME PTC 6 requirements where the deviation between two tests should be within 0.25%. Thus, the quality of the test results is acceptable. After accounting for the test uncertainty, the test results demonstrated that the improvement in gross electrical output compared to the baseline performance test is between 12.57 and 22.63 MW(electric), which is higher than the contract guarantee of 10.0 MW(electric). Moreover, the major parameters of the turbine cycle measured during verification performance tests have established a reference base for monitoring the plant operating performance and provide useful information to turbine cycle design for a nuclear power plant.