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  1. Current IST requirements were developed mainly through deterministic-based methods. While this approach has resulted in an adequate level of safety and reliability for pumps and valves, insights from probabilistic safety assessments suggest a better safety focus can be achieved at lower costs. That is, some high safety impact pumps and valves are currently not tested under the IST program and should be added, while low safety impact valves could be tested at significantly greater intervals than allowed by the current IST program. The nuclear utility industry, through the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), has developed a draft guideline for applying risk-basedmore » techniques to focus testing on those pumps and valves with a high safety impact while reducing test frequencies on low safety impact pumps and valves. The guideline is being validated through an industry pilot application program that is being reviewed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NEI and the ASME maintain a dialogue on the two groups` activities related to risk-based IST. The presenter will provide an overview of the NEI guideline, discuss the methodological approach for applying risk-based technology to IST and provide the status of the industry pilot plant effort.« less
  2. This talk is a summary of the strategic plan for improved economic performance of nuclear power plants. The overall goal is to assist utilities in operating safe, reliable, and efficient nuclear power plants that are competitive on an individual and industry basis and in achieving performance that validates plant license renewal as a safe, reliable, and economic alternative to other sources of generation. Specific topics discussed are as follows: actions to improve operational cost effectiveness; actions to improve industry interactions with external entities; and actions to improve regulations and regulatory processes. 4 figs., 1 tab.
  3. As generation costs for nuclear power plants have risen, more and more nuclear utilities have initiated efforts to improve cost effectiveness. The Strategic Plan For Improved Economic Performance has been developed to facilitate these utility efforts, and integrate the needed support activities of other nuclear industry organizations, to enhance the cost competitiveness of nuclear power plants.
  4. The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 9 is a statistical compendium prepared and published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under contract with the Office of Transportation Systems in the Department of Energy (DOE). Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. The purpose of this document is to present relevant statistical data in the form of tables and graphs. Each of the major transporation modes - highway, air, water, rail, pipeline - ismore » treated in separate chapters or sections, although aggregate energy use and energy supply data for all modes are presented in Chapter 1. The highway mode, which accounts for over three-fourths of total transportation energy consumption, is dealt with in Chapter 2. Topics in this chapter include vehicle stock characteristics, fuel efficiency, fleet automobiles, buses, and trucks. Chapter 3 covers each of the nonhighway modes: air, water, pipeline, and rail, respectively.« less
  5. The Remote Operation and Maintenance Facility is a versatile facility arranged to mock-up various hot-cell configurations. Modular units of simulated shielding and viewing windows were built to provide flexibility in arrangement. The facility is fully equipped with hoists, manipulators, television, and the other basic equipment and services necessary to provide capability for both remote operation and maintenance of several selected functional process equipment groups. 6 figures.
  6. The Remote Operation and Maintenance Facility is a versatile facility arranged to mock up various hot cell configurations. Modular units of simulated shielding and viewing windows were built to provide flexibility in arrangement. The facility is fully equipped with hoists, manipulators, television, and other basic equipment and services necessary to provide capability for both remote operation and maintenance of several selected functional process equipment groups.
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