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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
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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Bringing 2022 ANS Standards Committee successes into the new year
By all accounts, 2022 brought many successes for the American Nuclear Society’s Standards Committee, including the initiation of five projects, reaffirmation of 11 current standards, and publication of seven new or revised standards. The entire collection of ANS current standards has been approved or reaffirmed (reapproved without change) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) within the past five years, keeping ANS in 100 percent compliance with ANSI’s requirement on maintaining current American National Standards. Also, the ANS standards program was reaccredited by ANSI on August 19, 2022, with the approval of a revised set of rules and procedures. ANS’s new rules and procedures take advantage of the opportunity to develop standards-related technical reports that may be registered with ANSI.
Jun Su Ha, Young-Ji Byon, Chung-Suk Cho, Poong Hyun Seong
Nuclear Technology | Volume 202 | Number 2 | May-June 2018 | Pages 237-246
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2018.1428003
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In the majority of cases, the primary means of information input to operators in nuclear power plant (NPP) control rooms is through the visual channel. In this study, eye movement patterns of NPP operators are analyzed with eye-tracking data obtained from simulator-based experimental studies. Two eye-tracking measures of attentional-resource effectiveness in monitoring and detection tasks in NPPs that have been developed by the authors are introduced, and several applications with the two eye-tracking measures are discussed for use of the measures. The underlying principle of the measures is that information sources should be selectively attended according to their importance. One of the two measures is the fixation-to-importance ratio (FIR), which represents attentional resource (eye fixations) spent on an information source compared to the importance of the information source. The other measure is selective attention effectiveness (SAE), which incorporates the FIRs of all information sources. The FIR represents the effectiveness of an information source, whereas the SAE represents the overall effectiveness of all information sources. Frequency and duration of eye fixations of an operator on information sources are used as the attentional resource. Finally, insights on future applications of eye-tracking data coupled with other psychophysiological measurement techniques to nuclear human factors are addressed on the basis of advances of fourth industrial revolution technologies.