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Course: Station Nuclear Engineer Applications Training (SNE594R)

Course Code: Course Name:
SNE594R Station Nuclear Engineer Applications Training Course
Course ID: Course Duration:
N/A 10.0 Day(s)

Description:

 

The Station Nuclear Engineer Applications Training Course is nine (9) days (80 hours) in length. To provide interaction between students while maintaining individual attention from the instructor(s), the number of participants should be maintained between eight (8) and twenty-four (24) individuals.

The first week of the course concentrates on the core design process, core safety evaluation, and administrative/regulatory concerns.

The second week of the course emphasizes nuclear engineering support for control room operations.

A written examination will be used to test each student’s understanding of the course content. The examination questions are based on the learning objectives used in the course.



Course Schedule:

   

The first week of the course concentrates on the core design process, core safety evaluation, and administrative/regulatory concerns.

Day 1

  • Fuel Design and Analysis
  • Introduction to Technical Specifications and Core Operating Limits Report
  • Reactivity Control Technical Specifications

Day 2

  • Power Distribution Technical Specifications
  • Incore Power Distribution Measurement Technology and Process
  • Reload Safety Analysis

Day 3

  • Plant Support Calculations
  • Fuel Performance Operational Limits
  • Fuel Performance Evaluation

 

Day 4

  • Reload Core Design Process
  • Estimated Critical Condition (ECC) and Shutdown Margin (SDM) Calculations
  • Inverse Count Rate Ratio (ICRR) Plotting

Day 5

  • Reactivity Plan Development Exercise
  • Computerized Core Monitoring Systems
  • Core Load and Pre-Critical Testing
  • Low-Power Physics Testing

The second week of the course emphasizes nuclear engineering support for control room operations. There will be a significant amount of time spent in the simulator to provide hands on training to improve learning and retention.

Day 6

  • Fuel Inspection and Repair
  • Fuel Handling Equipment Operations
  • Refueling Operations
  • Reactivity Computer

 

Day 7 (Normally conducted at the SNUPPS control room simulator, located at the Waltz Mill Service Center near Madison, Pennsylvania)

  • Control Room Operations – Controlled Approach to Criticality
  • Control Room Operations – Reactivity Control during Load Transients
  • Startup Testing Program
  • Power Ascension Testing

Day 8

  • Power Ascension Testing Continued
  • Computerized Core Monitoring Systems
  • BEACON™ Core Monitoring System

Day 9

  • Reactor Engineering Odds and Ends
  • Core Control During Operations
  • Review

Day 10

  • Review continued
  • Odds and ends, OE from the recent years.
  • Written Exam*

Written examination* - A written examination will be used to test each student’s understanding of the course content. The examination questions are based on the learning objectives used in the course.

 


Satisfactory Completion Requirements:

Satisfactory completion of the course will be measured by achieving 80% or greater on the written examination.


Prerequisites:
B.S. in nuclear engineering or a closely-related engineering field (or equivalent) with emphasis on core design and analysis is required.  Familiarity with core characteristics of commercial pressurized water reactor core characteristics is strongly recommended.

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