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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Ahmad Al Rashdan, Vivek Agarwal
Nuclear Technology | Volume 205 | Number 8 | August 2019 | Pages 1053-1061
Technical Paper – Special section on Big Data for Nuclear Power Plants | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1601469
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The migration of paper-based work packages to an electronic version for the nuclear power industry results in opportunities for work optimization through data analytics and integration. This can only be achieved if the work package is broken into its data elements and stored in a structured data form. The contribution of this paper is the development of a set of guidelines that enables creating a data model from breaking the work package into its data elements. The data model can be used to create a common information model for work packages at nuclear power plants. The results presented and discussed in this paper highlight distinctive data model characteristics regarding the work element properties and associations; work package topology; properties cascade; elements and properties function; templates and instances; and steps flow. In total, 13 guidelines were identified as part of this work. The resulting benefits from the extracted data model are enabling step-level review of the work, reducing planning effort, and automating work package creation and formatting. In addition, coupling work process data with other data sources at the plant improves overall maintenance activity efficiency by enabling capabilities such as real-time schedule update and automatic allocation and release of work resources.