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Nuclear power & engineering

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Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry

Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry

Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry: A Systemic Approach to Safety presents the latest research and studies of human factors in the nuclear industry. It models and highlights scientific and technological foundations before providing practical examples of applications within the nuclear facility of human performance at an individual, group, organization, and system level. Editors Dr. Teperi and Dr. Gotcheva supply concrete models, tools and techniques based on research to provide the reader with knowledge of how to facilitate and support human performance in this dynamic and fast moving safety critical field. Models and case studies are provided to add practical benefits for the reader to apply to their own projects, including user friendly state-of-the-art equipment, fluent work processes for information flow, functional control room resource management, and scope for competence and learning in the work place. This book will benefit nuclear researchers, safety experts, human factors professionals and power plant operators, as well as those with an interest in human factors outside of the nuclear field.

Who Needs Nuclear Power

Who Needs Nuclear Power

Author: Chris (Anastasi London Ltd, UK) Anastasi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2020

Who Needs Nuclear Power challenges conventional thinking about the role of civil nuclear power in a rapidly changing energy context, where new energy carriers are penetrating markets around the world. Against the backdrop of a global energy transition and the defining issue of Climate Change, Chris Anastasi assesses new nuclear build in a fast-moving sector in which new technologies and practices are rapidly emerging. He considers various countries at different stages of nuclear industry development, and discusses their political, legal and technical institutions that provide the framework for both existing nuclear facilities and new build, as well as a country's technical capability. He also highlights the critical issue of nuclear safety culture, exploring how organisations go about instilling it and maintaining it in their operations and encouraging it in their supply chains; the critical role played by independent regulators and international institutions in ensuring the integrity of the industry is also highlighted. This book provides a balanced and holistic view of nuclear power for both an expert and non-expert audience, and a realistic assessment of the potential for this technology over the critical period to 2050 and beyond.

Who Needs Nuclear Power

Who Needs Nuclear Power

Author: Chris (Anastasi London Ltd, UK) Anastasi Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2020

Who Needs Nuclear Power challenges conventional thinking about the role of civil nuclear power in a rapidly changing energy context, where new energy carriers are penetrating markets around the world. Against the backdrop of a global energy transition and the defining issue of Climate Change, Chris Anastasi assesses new nuclear build in a fast-moving sector in which new technologies and practices are rapidly emerging. He considers various countries at different stages of nuclear industry development, and discusses their political, legal and technical institutions that provide the framework for both existing nuclear facilities and new build, as well as a country's technical capability. He also highlights the critical issue of nuclear safety culture, exploring how organisations go about instilling it and maintaining it in their operations and encouraging it in their supply chains; the critical role played by independent regulators and international institutions in ensuring the integrity of the industry is also highlighted. This book provides a balanced and holistic view of nuclear power for both an expert and non-expert audience, and a realistic assessment of the potential for this technology over the critical period to 2050 and beyond.

Nuclear Power Experience

Nuclear Power Experience

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Managing the Financial Risk Associated with the Financing of New Nuclear Power Plant Projects

Managing the Financial Risk Associated with the Financing of New Nuclear Power Plant Projects

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Mitigation of the financial risks attendant on a nuclear power plant new build project is a key to ensuring project viability. This publication emphasizes how various risks - including those typically considered to be `engineering risks' - will give rise to such financial risks. It then introduces the linkage between efficient financial risk allocation/mitigation and the cost of capital, and sets out a range of mechanisms which can be used to manage and allocate risks efficiently, thereby minimizing the cost of capital and enhancing project economics. At a practical level the publication provides an insight into the concerns, modes of thinking, and language which a nuclear new-build proponent may expect to encounter within the financing community as they seek to develop their project.

The Safety of Nuclear Power

The Safety of Nuclear Power

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

This report gives an account of the history of nuclear power plant safety, covering the important elements from safety in the earliest days to lessons learned from accidents and current reactor safety principles. The report concentrates on light and heavy water moderated reactors, by far the most prevalent types. It concludes that for these types of reactors, levels of safety are in reasonable agreement with the present INSAG quantitative targets for probabilities of core melt and radioactive releases. The report is directed at an educated general public.

Nuclear Power Experience

Nuclear Power Experience

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Examining the Technoeconomics of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Benchmark Analysis of the IAEA HEEP Software

Examining the Technoeconomics of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Benchmark Analysis of the IAEA HEEP Software

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

This publication documents the results achieved by participants of an IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) related to hydrogen production using nuclear energy. The IAEA has previously developed the Hydrogen Economic Evaluation Programme (HEEP) that supports the analysis of various options for future hydrogen economies. HEEP is the first of its kind software and has been distributed freely to IAEA Member States. The CRP participants performed a generic benchmark analysis for various scenarios of hydrogen production and against other codes built on different platforms and models. The research report highlights various aspects of nuclear hydrogen production based not only on national but also international trends. It considers important technical aspects of coupling nuclear reactors to hydrogen plants and the challenges for nuclear hydrogen production compared to steam or solar energy produced hydrogen. Major accomplishments achieved by Member States are presented in the summary section of this report. A detailed description of the activities and outcomes through the implementation of the CRP can be found in the individual country reports available on the CD-ROM attached to this publication.

Fire Protection in Nuclear Power Plants

Fire Protection in Nuclear Power Plants

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Nuclear Power Experience

Nuclear Power Experience

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Nuclear Power Experience

Nuclear Power Experience

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Advances in Reactor Measurement and Control

Advances in Reactor Measurement and Control

Author: Gregory K. McMillian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2020

Written from a practical perspective, Advances in Reactor Measurement and Control underscores how control system design can address the different process responses and fundamental characteristics of the major types of reactors in the process industry. This book enables the reader to learn what measurements, control strategies, controller features and tuning parameters will achieve process objectives for a given type of reactor. No prior education or experience in process engineering or control theory is needed. This book starts with the fundamentals and principles needed to become proficient in getting the best reactor and control system performance. The practitioner will be able to design, implement and support straightforward configurations based on the type of process and equipment. McMillan-the author of more than 20 books, including several ISA best sellers, Process Automation Hall of Fame Inductee and the recipient of the ISA Life Achievement Award-educates through a practitioner's experience and perspective, outlining the general concepts and details, from the field to the control room, for the control and optimization of batch and continuous reactors. Taking a practitioner's approach, I believe, is unique, McMillan says. The concepts in this book are developed to help the reader understand the fundamental differences in reactor applications and improve the performance of nearly all types of reactors. This book is unique in providing readily configurable practical solutions for batch and fluidized bed reactors besides the more traditional continuous stirred tank reactors. According to McMillan, the book's practical value is reinforced through its: Simple presentation of the characteristics and implications of each of the dynamic responses needed to achieve the necessary efficiency, capacity, quality, and safety in operation. Clear explanation of the PID features and tuning and control loops needed for addressing the lack of smoothing in dead time dominant processes and the lack of negative feedback in integrating and runaway processes. The material in this book represents knowledge from leading participants in the ISA Mentor program, Brian Hrankowsky and Hector Torres, reflecting decades of experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, respectively.