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9th International Conference on CANDU Maintenance

Business Conference - 9th International Conference on CANDU Maintenance
Business Conference

By : Canadian Nuclear Society

Date : 2011

Location : Canada / Toronto

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The conference focused on Nuclear plant reliability and maintenance including topics such as Managing Worker Radiation Dose, Full Life Cycle Management, Managing Maintenance, Refurbishment, Designing for Maintainability, Inspection Techniques, Mitigating Degradation

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9th International Conference on CANDU Maintenance

Product Type : Business Conference

Author : Canadian Nuclear Society

PDF 1529p

Languages : English

Equipment reliability is a critical factor in achieving safe and reliable Nuclear Power Plant operations for many reasons.

 

For one it reduces the challenges upon the operating staff and allows station personnel to `go on the offence` instead of having to play defense in a reactive mode. Plant reliability ensures that there is time to study the issues in detail and develop solutions for long-term success.

 

Let us not forget that the owner carries the burden of demonstrating the return on investment, and plant reliability goes a long way in helping to make the case for plant life extension. A good reputation for plant reliability provides the public capital necessary to build confidence and facilitate the licensing process.

 

The proceedings papers and presentations given at the 9th International Conference on Candu Maintenance covering topics that include:

  • Managing Worker
  • Radiation Dose
  • Full Life Cycle Management
  • Managing Maintenance Refurbishment
  • Designing for Maintainability
  • Inspection Techniques
  • Mitigating Degradation

 

If you need a single paper please let us know.

 

Session A - Tightly-Managed Outage and Operating Services

Room: Constitution Hall
Session Chairs:

Gary Roland Vice President, Nuclear Operations Support, Bruce Power, Host Chair

  1. Rob Adams Candu Energy Inc., Session Developer Co-Chair
Paper: A.1
World Class Performance: The Outage/Operating Cycle Continuum
 

Marlene Remphal (Ontario Power Generation)

 
Paper: A.2
Outage Improvement Initiative at Bruce Power
 

Len Clewett (Bruce Power)

 

 

Industry Performance Special Session A1

Room: 104A/B
Session Chairs:

Gary Roland Vice President, Nuclear Operations Support, Bruce Power, Host Chair

Rob Adams Candu Energy Inc., Session Developer Co-Chair

Paper: A1.1
CNSC Regulatory Overview on Maintenance and Risk-Based Maintenance
 

Smain Yalaoui (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)

 
Paper: A1.2
COG Risk-Informed in-Service Inspection (RI-ISI) Project
 

Mehdi Rezaie-Manesh (Ontario Power Generation)

Patrick O’Regan (EPRI)

Scott Chesworth (Structural Integrity Associates, Inc.)

 
Paper: A1.3
Moving Valve Diagnostics Online – The Ormen Lange Example
 

Robert Greenlees (Score Atlanta Inc.)

Stan Hale (Score Atlanta Inc.)

 
Paper: A1.4
Improvements and Adaptive Changes to the Fuel Channel Fitness-for-Service Assessment Process
 

Paul J. Sedran (Canadian Power Utility Services Ltd.)

 
Paper: A1.5
Permanent Start-Up Instrumentation for Maintenance Outages
 

Jerry M. Cuttler (Cuttler & Associates Inc.)

Elnara Nasimi (Bruce Power)

H. Gill (Bruce Power)

R. Scrannage (Bruce Power)

Philippe Paquette (Bruce Power)

 
Paper: A1.6
COG CANDU® Outage Optimization Project at Wolsong, Qinshan, Cernavoda, Point Lepreau, Darlington and Pickering
 

Leslie McWilliams (CANDU Owners' Group)

 

 

Chemistry/Dose Control Session A2

Room: 104C
Session Chair:

John Roberts JGRchem.Inc.

Paper: A2.1
Dose Reduction in Reactor Coolant
 

N. Prasad Gubbala (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

 
Paper: A2.2
Monitoring of Radionuclide Deposits on CANDU® Reactor Components
 

Yury Verzilov (Kinectrics Inc.)

Aamir Husain (Kinectrics Inc.)

 
Paper: A2.3
OPG High Radiation Debris Removal Project (2010)
 

Anthony Hamilton (Kinectrics Inc.)

Steve Burany (Kinectrics Inc.)

Samuel Peralta (Kinectrics Inc.)

Lindsay Greenland (Ontario Power Generation)

 
Paper: A2.4
ADEPT – An Innovative Tool to Reduce Worker Exposure Using Virtual Job Planning
 

Yury Verzilov (Kinectrics Inc.)

Aamir Husain (Kinectrics Inc.)

A. Trifanov (SoftBeam Ltd.)

 
Paper: A2.5
Flow-Accelerated Corrosion Entrance Effect in Feeders
 

Lan Sun (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

John Pietralik (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

Chris Schefski (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

Yuqing Ding (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)

 

 

Learning from OPEX Session A3

Room: 104C
Session Chair:

Juris Grava CANTECH Associates Ltd.

Paper: A3.1
The Use of OPEX (in the Form of Inspection Data) to Obtain Unanticipated Calandria Tube (CT) Ovality Measurements
 

Paul J. Sedran (Canadian Power Utility Services Ltd.)

Bill Rankin (New Brunswick Power Nuclear)

 
Paper: A3.2
Lessons Learned from the NRU Vessel Leak Repair and Return to Service Projects
 

Phyllis Heeney (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

Jennifer Turcotte (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)

 
Paper: A3.3
NRU Light Water Reflector Inspections
 

Robert H. Lumsden (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

Ken R. Chaplin (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

N. Zahn (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

Nick W. Simpson (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

 

Paper: A3.4
Thermal Fatigue Screening Criteria for Identifying Susceptible Piping Components in CANDU® Stations
 

Qi Chen (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

Chris Schefski (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

S. Pentecost (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

 
Paper: A3.5
Fleet Wide Motor Asset Management Program
 

Randal G. Rosemeier (Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC)

Jai J. Moxie (Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC)

William Mendez (Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC)

 

 

Session B - Essential Tools for Competent Performance

Room: Constitution Hall
Session Chairs:

Bob Morrison President, CANDU Owners Group, Host Chair

Sean Bagshaw Independent Professional Engineer, Nuclear Power, Session Developer Co-Chair

Paper: B.1
Regulatory Perspective
 

Michael Binder (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)

 
Paper: B.2
Canada's Response to Fukushima
 

Gary W. Newman (Bruce Power)

 

 

Industry Performance Special Session B1

Room: 104A/B
Session Chairs:

Bob Morrison President, CANDU Owners Group, Host Chair

Sean Bagshaw Independent Professional Engineer, Nuclear Power, Session Developer Co-Chair

Paper: B1.1
Feeder Replacement Program Configuration Management
 

Dan E. Pryor (Westinghouse Nuclear)

 
Paper: B1.2
Configuration Management: Actions Taken Today Will Impact Plant Operations and Maintenance for the Next 30 Years
 

Nikos Pontikakis (Candu Energy Inc.)

Frank Torchia (Candu Energy Inc.)

 
Paper: B1.3
OPG’s Approach to Equipment Abandonment
 

Gary Albert (Ontario Power Generation)

 
Paper: B1.4
Rigorous Fitness-for-Service Case Development – Selective Defuelling Program
 

Jason Goldberg (Bruce Power)

 
Paper: B1.5
Essential ‘Ways-of-Working’ Features of 'Configuration Management for New-Build 2011' and 'Issue-Resolved Replication'
 

Bill Schneider (Babcock & Wilcox Canada)

 

 

Getting it Right Session B2

Room: 104C
Session Chair:

Ann Faler Hydro-Québec

Paper: B2.1
Proactive Pressure Relief System Management of Life Cycle and Ageing in Nuclear Power Plants
 

Josh Kolenc (Farris Engineering)

Steve Ferrar (Farris Engineering)

Sean Croxford (Farris Engineering)

Steve Saunders (Farris Engineering)

 
Paper: B2.2
Instrument Calibration Optimization at Bruce Power: ECI Loops
 

Vinod Chugh (AMEC NSS)

Mariela Angelova (AMEC NSS)

Ranbir Parmar (AMEC NSS)

Vivian Wang (AMEC NSS)

Hong Xie (AMEC NSS)

Joan Higgs (AMEC NSS)

Jim Schut (Bruce Power)

Ian Cruchley (Bruce Power)

 
Paper: B2.3
Point Lepreau Primary Heat Transport Pump Wear Ring Cracking
 

George Licina (Structural Integrity Associates, Inc.)

Bill Rankin (New Brunswick Power Nuclear)

 
Paper: B2.4
Computer Modeling of In-Reactor Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy for Garter Spring Position Determination
 

Krassimir Stoev (AECL Nuclear Laboratories)

Stuart Craig (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)

 
Paper: B2.5
Improvement of the AGS Capability to Cater for Increased Background Leaks
 

Ruben Oris (Candu Energy Inc.)

Jason Xu (Candu Energy Inc.)

 

 

Inspection Tools Session B3

Room: 104D
Session Chair:

Marc Paiement Ontario Power Generation

Paper: B3.1
Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection of Feeder Welds – Regulatory Perspective
 

Blair Carroll (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)

Ken Kirkhope (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)

Lawrence Colligan (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)

Burton Valpy (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)

Jeff Stevenson (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)

 
Paper: B3.2
SAFIRE – A Robotic Inspection System for CANDU® Feeders
 

Rob Buckingham (OC Robotics)

 
Paper: B3.3
Bruce Power Circumferential Wet Scrape System
 

Dennis Kazimer (Bruce Power)

Pascal Zulow (Kinectrics Inc.)

Aaron Kratt (Kinectrics Inc.)

Simon Berube (Kinectrics Inc.)

Anthony Hamilton (Kinectrics Inc.)

Kevin J. Maynard (Kinectrics Inc.)

 
Paper: B3.4
Hybrid Monte Carlo Deterministic and Probabilistic Core Assessment for Flaws and Leak-Before-Break for CANDU® Reactors
 
 
Paper: B3.5
Impact of Aging and Material Structure on CANDU® Plant Performance
 

Eric Nadeau (Candu Energy Inc.)

John Ballyk (Candu Energy Inc.)

Negin Ghalavand (Candu Energy Inc.)

 
Paper: B3.6
Environmental Effects on Making Artificial Specimens for Steam Generator Tube ECT Demonstration
 

Jaesoo Lim (Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company)

Yongseok Kang (Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company)

Wangbae Kim (Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company)

Sungwoo Kim (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)

 

 

Session C - Refurbishments Small and Large

Room: Constitution Hall
Session Chairs:

Claude Drouin Director of Refurbishment, Gentilly-2, Hydro-Québec, Host Chair

Yung Hoang AMEC NSS, Session Developer Co-Chair

Paper: C.1
Scope Selection and Control
 

Frank Guglielmi (Ontario Power Generation)

 
Paper: C.2
Planning and Scheduling
 

Claude Drouin (Director of Refurbishment, Gentilly-2, Hydro-Québec)

 
Paper: C.3
Execution and Lessons-Learned
 

John Soini (Bruce Power)

 

 

Industry Performance Special Session C1

Room: 104A/B
Session Chairs:

Claude Drouin Director of Refurbishment, Gentilly-2, Hydro-Québec, Host Chair

Yung Hoang AMEC NSS, Session Developer Co-Chair

Paper: C1.1
Gentilly-2 Refurbishment Postponed – First Cycle End of Life
 

Daniel Godin (Hydro-Québec, Centrale Nucléaire Gentilly-2)

Denis Bérubé (Hydro-Québec, Centrale Nucléaire Gentilly 2)

Michel Cantin (Hydro-Québec, Centrale Nucléaire Gentilly 2)

 
Paper: C1.2
Placing Two Pickering Nuclear Units in Safe Storage – An OPG Success Story
 

Mike Peckham (Ontario Power Generation)

 
Paper: C1.3
Risk-Informed Ranking of Engineering Projects
 

Mikko Jyrkama (University of Waterloo)

Mahesh Pandey (University of Waterloo)

 
Paper: C1.4
Assessing and Managing Scope Expansion from Engineering to Commissioning the Upgraders
 

Annesley Hatton (SNC-Lavalin Inc.)

Gretel Steinberg (SLN-Aecon)

 
Paper: C1.5
Development of a CANDU® Industry Maintenance Guide – A 'Community of Practice' Compendium
 

Paul Von Hatten (Ontario Power Generation)

Deny See Hoye (CANDU Owners Group)

 
Paper: C1.6
Program Planning for Fuel Handling Protective Control System Refurbishment at Bruce Power
 

Mehdi Madani (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Inc.)

Jason Giajnorio (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Inc.)

Thelma Richard (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Inc.)

Daniel Ho (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Inc.)

Walter Volk (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Inc.)

Andrew Ertel (Bruce Power)

 

 

CANDU Configuration Overview Course C2

Room: 104C
Session Chair:

Graham MacDonald GE-Hitachi, Course Developer and Chair

 

Fitness for Service Session C3

Room: 104C
Session Chair:

Mohinder Grover Candu Energy Inc.

Paper: C3.1
Quantifying Uncertainty in Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) Predictions
 

Mikko Jyrkama (University of Waterloo)

Mahesh Pandey (University of Waterloo)

 

Paper: C3.2
Risk-Informed Disposition of Primary Heat Transport Piping Subject to Local Wall Loss
 

Xinjian Duan (Candu Energy Inc.)

Min Wang (Candu Energy Inc.)

James Wang (Candu Energy Inc.)

Michael Kozluk (Independent Consultant)

 

Paper: C3.3
In Reactor Measurements, Modeling and Assessments to Predict Liquid Injection Shutdown System Nozzles to Calandria Tube Time to Contact
 

Kobus Kirstein (Candu Energy Inc.)

Daryl Kalenchuk (Candu Energy Inc.)

 
Paper: C3.4
Life Extension of CANDU® Reactor Cores
 

Julian Millard (Candu Energy Inc.)

Jeff Kerker (Bruce Power)

Michael Albert (Candu Energy Inc.)

 
Paper: C3.5
Evolution of Aging Assessment Methodologies
 

Richard Dam (Candu Energy Inc.)

Ralf Gold (Candu Energy Inc.)

Laurie McCrea (Candu Energy Inc.)

 
Paper: C3.6
Statistical Modeling for Reactor Thermal Power Optimization in Bruce Power Reactors
 

Vinod Chugh (AMEC NSS)

Ovidiu Nainer (Bruce Power)

Paul Sermer (AMEC NSS)

Jun Stoklosa (Bruce Power)

Keith Weaver (AMEC NSS)

David Zobin (AMEC NSS)

 

 

Session D - Issue-Resolved, Configuration Managed, Replication - New-Build 2011-Style

Room: Constitution Hall
Session Chairs:

Mark Elliott Senior Vice President Nuclear Engineering and Chief Engineer, Ontario Power Generation, Host Chair

Ron Oberth Organization of CANDU Industries, Session Developer Co-Chair

Paper: D.1
OPG's Plan for Nuclear Projects: The 'Engineer, Procure, Construct' Model
 

Mark Elliott (Ontario Power Generation)

 
Paper: D.2
EC6 for Darlington as a Managed-Enhancements Replication Project
 

Mike Soulard (Candu Energy Inc.)

 

 

Industry Performance Special Session D1

Room: 104A/B
Session Chairs:

Mark Elliott Senior Vice President Nuclear Engineering and Chief Engineer, Ontario Power Generation, Host Chair

Ron Oberth Organization of CANDU Industries, Session Developer Co-Chair

Paper: D1.1
Calandria and Shield Tank Assembly Replacement
 

Ron Mottram (Bruce Power)

Joshua Guin (MEC Nuclear Safety Solutions Limited)

 
Paper: D1.2
Age and Condition Assessments for Fuel Handling Systems
 

Glen Pyke (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada)

 
Paper: D1.3
Planning for Success: Ensuring Material Availability to Execute Work on Time, Every Time
 

Shawn Casemore (Casemore & Co.)

 
Paper: D1.4
Execution of a Chemical Compatibility Program During CANDU® Unit Refurbishment – Lessons Learned
 

Ron Massey (AMEC NSS Limited)

Linda Wang (Bruce Power)

Vinod Chugh (AMEC NSS)

Rod Nashiem (Bruce Power)

 

 

Refurbishment and Beyond Session D2

Room: 104C
Session Chair:

Vinod Chugh AMEC NSS

Paper: D2.1
Challenges in New Containment Boundary for Refurbishing Unit(s) at a Multi-Unit CANDU® Station
 

J. Mike Francisco (AMEC NSS)

Michelle Poei (Bruce Power)

Cecilia Mucio (AMEC NSS)

Vinod Chugh (AMEC NSS)

 
Paper: D2.2
Advanced Instrumentation and Control Systems for CANDU® Refurbishment
 

Vladimir Skylar (Research and Production Corporation Radiy)

I. Bakhmach (Research and Production Corporation Radiy)

V. Kharchenko (Research and Production Corporation Radiy)

Anton Andrashov (Research and Production Corporation Radiy)

O. Baranova (Research and Production Corporation Radiy)

 
Paper: D2.3
TopWorx/Go Switch New Generation Nuclear Qualified Proximity Position Sensors
 

Greg Merrifield (Emerson TopWorx)

 

 

Service Provider Improvements Session D3

Room: 104C
Session Chair:

Michele Cheng-Newson Lakeside Process Controls Ltd.

Paper: D3.1
Major Rehabilitation of the Bruce A Heat Transport Heavy Water Upgrader and Effect on Overall Upgrader System and Tower Packing Performance
 

Ram Davloor (Bruce Power)

Gretel Steinberg (SLN-Aecon)

Anthony Busigin (NITEK USA Inc.)

Salwan Saeed (Bruce Power)

 

Paper: D3.2
Deployment of the Terminal Solid Solubility (TSS) Tool for Hydrogen Equivalent Concentration Measurements in Wolsong Unit 2
 

Anthony Hamilton (Kinectrics Inc.)

Steve Burany (Kinectrics Inc.)

Andrew Wallace (Kinectrics Inc.)

Kwang-il Kim (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company)

Moonho Park (Gnest Inc.)

 
Paper: D3.3
Condenser Plug Change-Out Program Nets Significant Operating Income Increase
 

Ted Brooks (EST Group/Curtiss-Wright Flow Control)

 

 

9th International Conference on CANDU Maintenance

Product Type : Business Conference

Author : Canadian Nuclear Society

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Languages : English

Organizer : Canadian Nuclear Society

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