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NCS Manager's Workshop

The information presented at the Manager's workshop is designed for those people with oversight responsibility for criticality safety but not direct supervision of the criticality safety process. These may be managers who are in charge of all safety (fire, OSHA, crit, etc.) for a plant, or the plant manager. Anyone who needs to know what is involved in criticality safety and how it will affect their responsibilities should take this course. It is expected that they will leave the course with a better understanding of the criticality engineer’s perspective of k-effective, validation, uncertainty, double contingency, rules, standards, and regulations. They will also understand the risks and the probability of a criticality accident; what is contained in a process analysis, and what is expected of management and supervisors in formulating and implementing a criticality safety program.

Offered: July 10-12, 2018
Enrollment: 12 attendees
Registration Deadline: June 08, 2018
Course Fee: $1,350.00 includes lunches
Course location: Homewood Suites Uptown
Tentative Schedule

Course Cancellation Policy:
Prior to the course deadline: registration fee less $50 will be refunded
After the course deadline: registration fee less $250 will be refunded


NCS Short Course

The purpose of the short course is to provide an overview of the theory and practice of nuclear criticality safety. The course content is directed toward the individual with less than two years experience in the field. However, one who is experienced in a particular aspect of the field may find the overview to be of value. Topics include, but are not limited to: Fundamentals of NCS, Nuclear Physics, Neutron Chain Physics, Administrative Controls, Double Contingency and Elements of a Criticality Safety Evaluation. Workshops on various topics scheduled throughout the week provide the attendee with practical applications for the subject matter. The program will be conducted by faculty drawn from universities, government, national laboratories, and industry.

Offered: July 16-20, 2018
Enrollment: 32 attendees
Registration Deadline: June 08, 2018
Course Fee: $2,000.00 includes lunches & course dinner
Course Location: UNM Continuing Education Building
Tentative Schedule

Course Cancellation Policy:
Prior to the course deadline: registration fee less $50 will be refunded
After the course deadline: registration fee less $250 will be refunded


Assessments & Crit Safety Eval Workshop

A three day workshop designed for criticality safety personnel with some experience doing assessments (evaluations) and some computer code experience (KENO, MCNP, MONK, DANTSYS). The participants will be divided into groups of three to four. Each group will be given an operation/process which is to be evaluated and for which limits and controls are to be determined. Each group will have a faculty observer/facilitator who will act as the “operations” representative. The group will be responsible for interviewing operations, identifying normal and off-normal conditions, parameters to be controlled, how the parameters will be controlled, limits, estimates of the k-effectives of different configurations, a summary of the assessment, and example postings and procedures. Each group will present their assessment to the faculty who will provide a critique of the results. The participants will have a chance to use handbooks, reports, manuals, and computer codes to evaluate the neutronics of the process and determine the sensitivity of k-effective to various parameters such as mass, concentration, reflection, etc. It would be helpful if attendees would bring a laptop with the software they want to run, i.e. SCALE, MCNP etc.

Offered: July 24-26, 2018
Enrollment: 9 attendees
Registration Deadline: June 08, 2018
Course Fee: $1,350.00 includes lunches
Course location: Homewood Suites Uptown
Tentative schedule

Course Cancellation Policy:
Prior to the course deadline: registration fee less $50 will be refunded
After the course deadline: registration fee less $250 will be refunded