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The division provides a forum for focused technical dialogue on thermal hydraulic technology in the nuclear industry. Specifically, this will include heat transfer and fluid mechanics involved in the utilization of nuclear energy. It is intended to attract the highest quality of theoretical and experimental work to ANS, including research on basic phenomena and application to nuclear system design.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
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Before work on a draft standard can begin, a Project Initiation Notification System (PINS) form must be approved and submitted to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The following projects have PINS forms in the development and/or approval process:
The following projects have approved PINS forms and are in development:
Projects at ballot have completed drafts that have been issued for subcommittee or consensus committee ballot/concurrent public review. Before proceeding, all comments must be considered. Multiple ballots may be needed before a draft is approved. The following draft standards are in the process of approval/comment resolution:
The following new or revised standards have recently received ANSI approval:
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