February 16, 2021, 3-4:30 PM MST
Learn how this valuable tool can effectively and efficiently accelerate highly complex projects like advanced nuclear energy technologies. Register for a webinar experience tailored to your needs with these three breakouts:
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Realize your digital thread through the cloud computing and data transformation pipelines that help enable systems integration and digital engineering. These connections reduce silent error introduction in design, significantly reducing reactor design and construction risk.
Merge your digital thread, controls theory, artificial intelligence, and online monitoring into a single cohesive unit. A virtual model comprehensively captures all relevant aspects of the underlying system and enable autonomous control, predictive maintenance, and misuse detection technologies.
The Nuclear Materials Discovery and Qualification Initiative (NMDQi) is designed to accelerate nuclear materials qualification to fulfill the promises of early and advanced reactor technologies as a safe, clean, and low-cost base-load energy. NMDQi will establish tools and capabilities that will greatly accelerate the nuclear fuels and materials development process.
Digital engineering to advance nuclear energy deployement
Digital engineering is a game changer for nuclear energy.
In an industry vulnerable to cost overruns and schedule delays, digital engineering offers hope for accelerated deployment of advanced nuclear reactors.
How so? With digital engineering, reactor designers can link all the nuclear engineering, systems engineering, project management, and design in a centralized system – a “digital twin” – so teams can modify the plans and designs as needed in real time prior to the physical systems being built. This improves both quality and efficiency, driving lower costs and better schedule adherence.
Past Events & Webinars
Tech Talk: STAND Tool - January 26, 2022
Watch this webinar recording and learn more about the Siting Tool for Advanced Nuclear Development (STAND), a user-friendly decision tool that supports current and emerging advanced nuclear companies in locating potential host communities. STAND’s expansive data sets go beyond traditional proximity and safety siting data to also include socioeconomic data at the community level, which will help your team facilitate and accelerate the siting process.
Tech Talk: Enveloping Advanced Reactors to Streamline Environmental Analysis - August 12th, 2021
The NRIC Plant Parameter Envelope uses a bounding approach to efficiently analyze environmental impacts of reactor siting, construction, and operation. PNNL’s team developed parameters for the reactor plant and site, encompassing a wide array of potential designs and footprints. Learn more by watching this webinar recording.
Tech Talk: Construction Activities with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission webinar - July 6, 2021
This webinar built on NRIC’s previous Tech Talks with NRC experts. In this session, presenters explained differences between a Limited Work Authorization (LWA) versus “pre-construction” activities, and the process for obtaining an LWA as part of a Combined License Application or Early Site Permit.
Tech Talk: Pre-application Process with the NRC webinar -May 26, 2021
This webinar focused on topical reports, meetings, audits, and white papers for the pre-application process with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Adrian Muñiz, licensing project manager in the Division of Advanced Reactor and Non-Power Production and Utilization Facilities in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) presented.
Tech Talk: Environmental Reviews with the NRC webinar - April 20, 2021
What Inspires Us: an Interactive Webinar on Nuclear Narratives - March 23, 2021
Inspiring others to understand the benefits of nuclear energy involves more than just laying out the facts. Thoughtful and personal storytelling bridges gaps between inspired individuals early in their careers and those who are unfamiliar with the field. Telling our personal stories and motivations for working in nuclear creates common ground. Human stories are our strongest tools when speaking to the public.
Tech Talk: Digital Engineering - February 16, 2021
What Inspires Us: Advanced Reactor Demonstrations - Jan. 7, 2021
This 90-minute webinar, “What Inspires Us: Advanced Reactor Demonstrations,” is moderated by Ashley Finan, director of the National Reactor Innovation Center. It features Chris Levesque, president and chief executive officer of TerraPower, and Clay Sell, chief executive officer of X-energy. During this webinar they talk about their advanced reactor designs, which were awarded federal assistance under the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program. Opening remarks are offered by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson.
What Inspires Us - Sept 29, 2020
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