Workshop Agenda

Time

Session

Presenters and Panelists

10:00 am

Welcome, logistics, introductions and workshop objectives

Marc Nichol (NEI) / John Starkey (ANS)

10:10 am

ANS SPECIAL REPORT,Setting the Right Bar: How Consensus Standards Help Advanced Reactor Development

Advanced Reactor Codes and Standards Needs Assessment (NEI 19-03)

Desired Outcome: Awareness of the reports’ recommendations and challenges for near-term Development of Codes and Standards

Steven Arndt (ANS)

Mike Tschiltz (NEI)

10:30 am

Department of Energy Perspective on Advanced Reactor Codes and Standards

Desired Outcome: Awareness of DOE’s planned activities (demonstration reactors, RFPs) and the potential priorities and funding for Advanced Reactor Codes and Standards development

Dirk Cairns-Gallimore (DOE)

11:00 am

Panel Discussion: Matching of Advanced Reactor developer needs and SDO capabilities. Identifying common priorities for future activities.

Desired Outcome: Awareness of near-term developer needs

Moderator: Marc Nichol (NEI)

Presenters and Panelists:

  • Lauren Latham (Southern, Molten Salt Reactor TWG Chair)
  • Michael Cohen (Terrapower)
  • Jordan Hagaman (Kairos)
  • Alex Harkness (Westinghouse, eVinci)
  • Jacob DeWitte (Oklo, Fast Reactor TWG Chair)

12:00 pm

Lunch Break


1:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Codes and Standards Organization Perspectives

Desired Outcome: Identify key issues that impede progress on advanced reactor standards and discuss potential solutions

Moderator: Mike Tschiltz (NEI)

Presenters and Panelists:

  • Robert Keating (ASME Sec III)
  • Rick Swayne (ASME Sec XI)
  • Rick Grantom (ASME-ANS JCNRM)

Panelists:

  • Timothy Adams (ASME Sec III)
  • Dale Matthews (ASME Sec III)
  • Thomas Roberts (ASME Sec XI)
  • Frank Schaaf (ASME Sec XI)
  • Robert Budnitz (ASME-ANS JCNRM)
  • Sarah Bristol (ASME-ANS ALWR)
  • Karl Fleming (ASME-ANS NLWR)
  • Allyson Byk (ASME)

2:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Codes and Standards Organization Perspectives

Desired Outcome: Identify key issues that impede progress on advanced reactor standards and discuss potential solutions

Moderator: Steven Arndt (ANS)

Presenters and Panelists:

  • Javeed Munshi (Joint ACI-ASME 359)
  • Daryl Harmon (IEEE-NPEC)
  • Mohsen Seifi (Additive Manufacturing Programs, ASTM)
  • Martin White (Additive Manufacturing Programs, ASTM)

3:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Addressing the barriers to standard creation (e.g., lack of funding, and whether a process is needed for prioritization)

Desired Outcome: Alignment on whether a process is needed to identify priorities and connect funding source, and find methods for accelerating completion to codes and standards development

Moderator: John Starkey (ANS)

Presenters and Panelists:

  • George Flanagan (ANS)
  • Garrett Smith (DOE)
  • Chip Lagdon (Bechtel)
  • Kent Welter (NuScale)
  • Mike Arcaro (Prism) (GE-H)

4:00 pm

NRC Perspectives and Role in Advanced Reactor Codes and Standards

Desired Outcome: Information sharing and update on NRC planned activities

Louise Lund (NRC)

4:30 pm

Summarize Workshop learnings and identify key takeaways

Desired Outcome: Identify key takeaways and follow-on actions

Marc Nichol (NEI)

Please contact Standards with questions.

Marc Nichol
Senior Director New Plants
Nuclear Energy Institute

Dr. Steven A. Arndt, Ph.D., P.E.
Chair, American Nuclear Society Standards Board


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