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NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Next for nuclear: Energy arbitrage
Can nuclear power plants prosper in the grid of 2030 or 2035, when new wind and solar farms will make electricity prices even more volatile? Can plants install energy storage that will help them keep running at full power, 24/7, to ride out times of surplus and sell their energy only when prices are high?
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The 2018 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2018) illustrates the recent advances in design, thermal hydraulics, reactor physics, materials, operation and maintenance, safety, licensing and construction of nuclear power plants.
Approximately 150 peer-reviewed, full-length papers and two plenary sessions were featured at ICAPP 2018. Plenary sessions and some technical sessions discussed economic challenges related to the construction of new plants. Relevant technologies and advances in construction and operation of plants to help reduce this cost will be discussed. A variety of technical sessions were dedicated to the development of new technologies and to long-term sustainability challenges emphasized through many alternative designs, including innovative advanced reactor concepts, fuel cycle and waste management strategies, and dedicated nonelectrical systems.