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Nuclear Power Fundamentals/Nuclear Power Qualified Suppliers Oct 22-24 Atlanta

PMA Online: (Conference Manager: EUCI) Tel 201 871 0474

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Nuclear Fundamentals AND NQA-1 Courses Ended $2,195.00 $0.00
Nuclear Fundamentals AND NQA-1 Courses EB Expires Oct 11 Ended $1,995.00 $0.00
Nuclear Power Fundamentals October 22-23, 2013: Ended $1,395.00 $0.00
Nuclear Power Fundamentals October 22-23, EB Exp Oct 11 Ended $1,195.00 $0.00
NQA-1: Program Development Ended $1,395.00 $0.00
NQA-1: Program Development EB Expires Oct 11 Ended $1,195.00 $0.00

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Nuclear Power Fundamentals

October 22-23, 2013,  Atlanta GA

NQA-1: Program Development and Compliance

October 23-24, 2013, Atlanta GA

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Nuclear Power Fundamentals is a vital course for those who are entering or working in the rejuvenated nuclear power industry. Nuclear power is having a worldwide renaissance due to a confluence of factors including global warming, the cost and supply reliability of oil, issues involving coal and greenhouse gases, and the safety record and superb operational performance of nuclear units. Those factors and the improved political climate have resulted in many utilities filing applications for combined construction and operating licenses for new nuclear power plants. Understanding the technology and operations of a nuclear facility can assist employees and service providers, such as vendors, attorneys, and contractors, in comprehending the nuclear energy system.

This course will review the status of nuclear power in the U.S. and throughout the world. It addresses the events and forces that have influenced, and continue to influence, commercial nuclear power. Participants will understand how we got to where we are today, including the reasons for the long period of dormancy in the nuclear power industry. Significant industry events will be discussed, including Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and the Fukushima disaster. Pressurized and boiling water reactor systems will be reviewed. The changes in both the political and environmental landscapes and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 will be addressed. Additional topics include small modular reactors, the nuclear fuel cycle, the uranium enrichment and reprocessing controversies, radioactive wastes (including spent nuclear fuel storage and spent fuel transportation), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's set of performance indicators demonstrating excellent operations. Lastly, to better understand how reactors generate power, we will explore the nuclear force and binding energies and fissile vs. fertile nuclear materials. This course will help personnel involved in the nuclear energy industry gain a clear understanding of nuclear power and the challenges of tomorrow.

Topics include:

  • Issues concerning the resurgence of nuclear energy
  • The history of nuclear power and its development
  • Nuclear events that impacted the nuclear industry
  • Energy Policy Act of 2005
  • Designs and functions of PWRs and BWRs
  • Generation III and IV reactor designs
  • The Fukushima accident
  • Small modular reactors
  • The nuclear fuel cycle and some nuclear physics
  • The future for nuclear power

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the historical events, technical issues, and industry challenges that have shaped the nuclear power industry to where it is today
  • Describe why the nuclear power industry has been dormant for the past 20 years
  • Examine the impact of the confluence of global warming and energy security on the future of nuclear power
  • Discuss the pivotal topics critical to the nuclear power renaissance
    Identify factors impacting the nuclear power industry today, including the changing political and environmental perspectives on nuclear power
  • List which utilities have applied for combined construction and operating licenses and where those proposed new plants will be located
  • Recognize the safety standards required by the NRC and the safety culture transformation of the industry that was heavily influenced by TMI
  • Analyze the changes in the nuclear power regulatory environment that are important to the success of the nuclear power renaissance
  • Demonstrate a technical understanding of the pressurized water reactor and boiling water reactor technologies
  • Examine the safety performance record of the nuclear power industry
  • Examine the design and benefits of small modular reactors
  • Describe the Fukushima plant design, the accident and the emerging lessons learned
  • Identify and discuss the components that make up the nuclear fuel cycle
  • Recognize the critical issues of enrichment, radioactive wastes, spent nuclear fuel transportation, and proliferation concerns
  • Review the basic concepts of nuclear physics to better understand the power behind nuclear power


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An effectively implemented NQA-1 program is a necessary prerequisite for designation as a qualified supplier of goods and services to the nuclear industry, which includes both commercial nuclear power and the entire spectrum of U.S. Department of Energy activities. While NQA-1 has its origin in the 18 QA criteria of 10CFR50 Appendix B, it goes well beyond the short description of the 18 criteria in Appendix B by providing detailed implementation requirements. To become and remain NQA-1-compliant is a significant business decision requiring an important and continuous commitment of resources. This course will provide an understanding of what the NQA-1 standard is and its importance in the nuclear industry. It will address the management commitment required for a successful NQA-1 program and the business reasons for making that commitment.

This course will also define the cultural adjustment that must take place in an organization that decides to be NQA-1-compliant and why that culture must permeate the organization, from the very senior management levels to those performing day-to-day activities. The instructor will explain why NQA-1 is a requirement for entry into the nuclear industry and provide a clear appreciation that "it is all about safety."

This course will describe exactly what NQA-1 is, explain its origins, and identify the components of a successful NQA-1 program. It will define the concept of a graded QA program, where the level of QA controls should be commensurate with the item's or activity's relative safety significance. It will also provide a road map for companies wanting to establish an NQA-1 program so that they can be placed on qualified supplier lists to provide goods and services to the nuclear industry. Finally, it will address how to objectively evaluate the effectiveness of your organization's NQA-1 program, whether it has been in place for some time or is newly established.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define an NQA-1 program
  • Discuss the origin of NQA-1
  • Explain the purpose of the NQA-1 program
  • Identify regulations applicable to NQA-1 programs
  • Discuss considerations of quality vs. safety vs. economics in a commercial nuclear environment
  • Analyze the positives and negatives of the NQA-1 business decision
  • Define an effective road map for NQA-1 program implementation
  • Identify elements of a typical project plan for implementing an NQA-1 program
  • Recognize necessary procedures for effectively evaluating an NQA-1 program
Have questions about Nuclear Power Fundamentals/Nuclear Power Qualified Suppliers Oct 22-24 Atlanta? Contact PMA Online: (Conference Manager: EUCI) Tel 201 871 0474

When & Where

Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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