Meetings

ANS 2018 Summer Meeting

Philadelphia, PA • June 17-21, 2018

Criticality Accident Alarm System: Issues and Testing – Mon. pm

Session Organizer and Chair: Catherine M. Percher (LLNL)

Data, Analysis, and Operations in Nuclear Criticality Safety—I, Tues. am

Session Organizer: Theresa E. Cutler (LANL) Chair: Arielle J. Miller (DNFSB)

Data, Analysis, and Operations in Nuclear Criticality Safety—II, Wed. am

Session Organizer: Theresa E. Cutler (LANL) Chair: Vladimir Sobes (ORNL)

Data, Analysis, and Operations in Nuclear Criticality Safety—III, Wed. pm

Session Organizer: Theresa E. Cutler (LANL) Chair: Margaret Marshall (INL)

ANS 8.10 Criteria for Nuclear Criticality Safety Controls in Operations with Shielding and Confinement, Uses and Purpose–Panel, Tues. pm

Session Organizer and Chair: Andrew W. Prichard (PNNL)

The panel will discuss the value of using ANSI/ANS-8.10-2015, “Criteria for Nuclear Criticality Safety Controls in Operations with Shielding and Confinement.” The panel will include discussion of the risks, benefits, and concerns of using this standard in different facilities.

Panelists: Thomas McLaughlin (LANL, retired), Jerry Hicks (NNSA, retired), Dan Thomas (ORANO), Tracy Stover (SRNS), Alan H Wells

Sharing of Good Industry Practices and/or Lessons Learned in Nuclear Criticality Safety–Panel, Wed. pm

Session Organizer: Deborah Ann Hill (NNL-UK) Cochairs: Deborah Ann Hill (NNL), James C. Bunsen (LANL)

Fundamental to the successful operation of any nuclear site is a first-class safety culture that strives to continually improve in response to good industry practices and operating experience feedback. Speakers will provide examples of either specific good practices and/or lessons learned at their site, following which an audience discussion will be initiated on alternative good practices and experiences in these areas.

Panelists: Brandon O’Donnell (BWX Technologies), Kevin Reynolds (Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC), Bob Wilson (DOE), Dominic Winstanley (Sellafield Ltd.)

ANS-8 Standards Forum, Thurs. am

Session Organizer and Chair: Douglas Bowen (ORNL)

 

Session Title: “ANS-8 Standards Forum”
Session Type: Discussion
Session Organiser: Doug Bowen (ORNL)
Summary: Subcommittee ANS-8, Operations with Fissile Material Outside Reactors, meets to discuss various technical and administrative aspects of the approximately 20 national consensus standards under its purview. In addition to status and progress updates by representatives of individual working groups, formal presentations on the technical bases of numerical values such as subcritical limits and experiences with applications of particular standards are solicited. Agenda topics such as new and expanded standards are also encouraged.

Session Title: “Sharing of Good Industry Practices and/or Lessons Learned in Nuclear Criticality Safety”
Session Type: Panel
Session Organiser: Deb Hill (NNL)
Fundamental to the successful operation of any nuclear site is a first class safety culture which strives to
continually improve in response to good industry practices and operating experience feedback. Speakers will provide examples of either specific good practices and/or lessons learned at their site, following which an audience discussion will be initiated on alternative good practices and experiences in these areas.

Session Title: “ANS 8.10 Criteria for Nuclear Criticality Safety Controls in operations with Shielding and Confinement. Uses and Purposes”
Session Type: Panel
Session Organizer: Andrew Prichard (PNNL)
Summary: The panel will discuss the value of using ANSI/ANS-8.10-2015, Criteria for Nuclear Criticality Safety Controls in operations with Shielding and Confinement. The panel will include discussion of the risks, benefits, and concerns of using this standard in different facilities.

Session Title: “Criticality Accident Alarm System: Issues and Testing”
Session Type: Contributed Papers
Session Organizer: Catherine Percher (LLNL)
Summary: This contributed paper session will focus on Criticality Accident Alarm Systems (CAAS) including testing, maintaining compliance and operability with aging systems, alarm system coverage area determinations, and impacts of changing consensus standards.

Session Title: “Data, Analysis and Operations in Nuclear Criticality Safety”
Session Type: Contributed Papers
Session Organiser: Theresa Cutler (LANL)
Summary: The purpose of this session is to provide a forum for timely presentation of general issues in the area of nuclear criticality safety that are not covered in other special session topics.