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Course: Fuel Engineering Foundations (FEFT)

Course Code: Course Name:
FEFT Fuel Engineering Foundations
Course ID: Course Duration:
10295246 10.0 Day(s)

The course is a 10-day face-to-face foundations class for engineers entering the nuclear fuel industry in our Westinghouse Foundations Qualification Training program. It provides an excellent opportunity for professionals new to the industry to network with other engineers from Westinghouse facilities in the US and Sweden, other US utilities, and industry experts.     

Example modules are described below.    

This course is lecture based. Technical experts instruct and a broad overview of the Westinghouse PWR and BWR nuclear design processes is provided. Topics include:
  • General Reactor Theory and Operations
  • Nuclear design reload process overview
  • Nuclear design computer code overview
  • Peaking Factors (FQ, FDH, FZ, AO, FXY, WZ, PZ, etc) discussion
  • Nuclear Design Fuel Management
  • Techniques and Methods
  • Safety Calculations (Full Systems-level approach taken for all SAR accidents; WCAP-9272 application; Conditions 1-4 in addition to RSAC)
  • Systems training (Reactor Vessel, NI's, rod control, Main Coolant, PZR, Charging/letdown, Main Steam, Turbine, Steam Dump, Feed/Condensate, chemistry)   

Registration deadline is July 8, 2022.

 This course is planned to be in-person training but may be modified if necessary.

Course Schedule:

Day 1

PWR Systems (Westinghouse, CE, AP1000)  Standard Plant Licensing and Regulatory Requirements  Defense In Depth / Acceptance Criteria

Day 2

PWR Design Codes Overview  PWR Fuel Overview  US Regulatory Overview  Tour of the Westinghouse Science & Technology Hot Cell   

Day 3

Non-US Regulatory Overview  BWR Systems Overview  BWR Design Codes Overview (Part II)   

Day 4

BWR Design Codes (Part II)  BWR Standard Plant Licensing  Tour of the Westinghouse Specialty Metals Plant

Day 5

BWR Fuel Overview  Fuel Performance and Monitoring Overview   

Day 6

Fuel Design Overview  Software Development Process Overview  Tour of the Westinghouse Waltz Mill C&D Bays   

Day 7 (Optional)

How Westinghouse Works:   US Customer Overview  Non-US Customer Overview  Westinghouse PWR Interfaces  Westinghouse BWR Interfaces   

Day 8 - Day 10 (Optional - Advanced PWR Track)

Advanced PWR Fuel Management Advanced PWR Fuel Economics  Reactor Theory  Combustion Engineering (CE) Differences (as compared to Westinghouse built plants)  Transient Analysis, as it relates to the RSAC Peaking Factors


Note: Tours may be modified or cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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