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Day One

08.00 – 09.00

Morning coffee and registration

09.00 – 09.15

Opening remarks from the Chairman Michael Chatlani L-3 Mapps

09.15 – 09.45
Vincent Gagnon, Sales Manager – L3-Mapps

  • Fukushima Daiichi and the potential implications for simulators
  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear accident summary and world response
  • European and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission response
  • Potential impact on NPP simulators:
  • Plant Modifications
  • Severe Accident Simulation
  • Station Blackout and Electrical Models Fidelity
  • Other Potential Impacts

09.45 – 10.15
Fernando Ortega, Control Rooms and Simulation Manager – Tecnatom

  • The role of simulators in the exploitation of Nuclear Power Plants
  • This presentation explains how to integrate simulators into NPP exploitation activities in order to improve the safety and reliability of the plant, and shows some of the most relevant experiences in Spain.

10.15 – 10.45
Dr. Rab Scott, Head of Virtual Reality, Nuclear ARMC

  • Manufacturing facility layout simulation
  • 3d models of manufacturing facilities are beneficial
  • Discrete event simulation models of manufacturing processes are useful
  • Linking these 2 simulation tools is even more beneficial for a number of reasons:
  • Understanding the impact of the built environment on your layouts
  • Understanding the constraints imposed on processes by building design
  • Identification and mitigation of health and safety issues before they happen
  • Understanding ingress and egress routes and impacts
  • Making sure that the building is fit for purpose
  • Training your workforce in operations

10.45 – 11.15
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

11.15 – 11.45
Martin Giersch, Nuclear Engineer – University of Pisa

  • Advanced Training in Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty applications for regulators, utilities and vendors,
  • The learning process through our courses and NUTEMA Facility

11.45 – 12.15
John Smith, President & CEO – Western Services Corporation

  • Current FFS Projects, Advances in access to simulator training
  • Introduction to WSC
  • Current FSS Projects
  • Advances in access to simulator training
  • – 3KEYTOUCH
  • – 3KEYSTUDENT
  • Simulation Assisted Engineering case studies

12.15 – 12.45
Katsumi Yamada, Nuclear Power Technology Section – IAEA

  • PC based training simulators
  • Introduction of IAEA PC-based simulator development
  • Functions of IAEA PC-based simulators
  • Training courses on “Physics and Technology of Water-Cooled Reactors through PC-based simulators”

12.45 – 14.15
Networking Lunch

14.15 – 15.00
Martin Saunders, Shift Manager, Sizewell B Power Station – EDF Energy UK
Kashmir Singh, Technical Lead Simulators, Data Processing and Control Systems Group – EDF Energy

  • Nuclear Power Station Main Control Room/Central Control Room Training Simulators
  • The processes used at Sizewell B for creating/building the Shift Manager and Control Room Supervisor training programmes
  • The use of a task-to-training matrix to identify the Classroom/Simulator usage requirements to deliver the training.

15.00 – 15.30
Jeremy Schem, Chef De groupe SP / Chef De Projet SuLTANE, EDF France

  • The EDF EPR Simulator : A unique tool for engineering studies and training needs

As a major nuclear operator, EDF has a great experience in developing different kinds of simulators. Full Scope ones for training needs and engineering ones for studies needs. For its new EPR Flamanville 3 NPP project, EDF has decided to launch an innovative strategy for its simulator consisting in developing a unique simulator for all its needs with a challenging schedule. 

- introduction and context 
- main project characteristics
- main simulator characteristics
- engineering studies use
- training simulator use 
- conclusion and prospects

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

16.00 – 16.30

Arnold Free, Chief Operating Officer – CMLabs Simulation

  • Real-time Mechanical Dynamics Simulation for Training Operators in Nuclear Facilities – from cranes to robotics to fuel handling systems.

16.30 – 17.00
Ouardia Kasstar, Senior I&C Engineer – AREVA

  • Use of CORYS simulation tools for V&V applied to I&C design – AREVA TA Experience

17.00 Closing remarks from the Chairman and end of day one

18.00 – 20.00
We will end the day with a special networking cocktail in the exhibition area. This will be the perfect platform to meet people in a relaxed manner.

 

Day Two

08.00 – 09.00
Morning coffee and networking

09.00 – 09.15
Opening remarks from Chairman

09.15 – 09.45
SOFIA: Engineering Simulator commonly developed at AREVA NP and IRSN – Presented by Robert Boire – L3-Mapps.The authors are:

  • Hendrik Cappon (AREVA NP)
  • and Philippe Dufeil (IRSN)

09.45 – 10.15
Raymond Dmitri-Hakim, Power Systems and Simulaton – L3-Mapps

  • 3D Visualisation and Simulation to Enhance Nuclear Learning
  • The nuclear energy industry is facing an aging workforce while new nuclear build countries have significant workforce development needs
  • A new generation of workers with different learning needs are entering the industry

Current nuclear training programs, originally developed in the 1980’s, are no longer best suited for the knowledge retention of the new learners
L-3 MAPPS has been working with 3D visualization to help bridge the gap between existing training programs and current training needs
Combining 3D visualization with high-fidelity simulation results in a modern, interactive and immersive environment for developing new learners and increasing knowledge retention rates

10.15 – 10.45
Peter Richmond, EYESIM Product Manager, Invensys Management Operations

  • Extending full scope simulator capabilities with virtual reality – An approach to improve the training of NPP field operators and reduce dose
  • Project Background
  • Field Operator training diffculties
  • Designing a powerful and innovative tool
  • Present situation
  • Summary

10.45 – 11.15
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

11.15 – 11.45
Pascal Gain, VP Plant Simulaton – CORYS, France

  • When customers come first, innovations pop-up
  • Integration of MELCOR severe accident models in BWR and PWR FSS
  • I/O system replacements & expansion made easy
  • Operator training & licencing enabled with soft-replica control room

11.45 – 12.15

Prof. Francesc Reventos – UPC

  • International Training program in support of safety analysis: 3d S. UN.COP
  • Scaling, uncertainty and 3d thermal-hydraulics/neutron-kinetics coupled codes seminar

12.15 – 13.45 Networking Lunch

13.45 – 14.15
Chris Allison, GM – ISS

  • Preventing/Managing Future Accidents Like Fukushima Daiichi
  • SDTP is an international cooperative program developing nuclear safety related software. 

What does SA research tell us about Fukushima Daiichi? 

Problems identified from initial Fukushima assessment. 

What are SDTP members doing to improve severe accident simulation and training 
 
What can you do to help?

14.15 – 15.30
Severe Accident Simulation:
Panel Discussion moderated by Prof. Francesc Reventos I Puigjaner, Department for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, UPC

Panelists include, Chris Allison, Fernando Ortega, Robert Boire and Andrej Stritar.

  • Training policy. Is it the right time to include severe accident simulators as a mandatory tool for operators training?
  • The need of new tests. The results of severe accident simulation still show non-negligible dispersion when they are compared with experimental data of available tests. Further development nuclear safety related software would result in a clear future progress of code predictions or new experiments based on Fukushima experience would be needed for any improvement.
  • On-line use. Severe accident simulation appears as a tool to be used off and on line. The former use is well known, the latter needs some development. Such developments belong to near future?

15.30 – 16.00
Emilia Janisz, External relations Officer, European Nuclear Society

  • Education, Training and Career Activities of the European Nuclear Society

ENS developed an Education, Training and Career Platform on education and training opportunities in the nuclear field in Europe. It is planned to create also a database on available nuclear simulators in Europe, which should help users finding information on available facilities and their characteristics.

16.00 – 17.00
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

17.00 Closing remarks from the Chairman and end of forum.

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