PC-based NPP Simulators for Education

Report
PC-based NPP Simulators
for Education
Chad Painter
Nuclear Power Technology Development Section (NPTDS)
May 2014
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International Atomic Energy Agency
Meeting Objectives
1) Understand IAEA’s PC-based Simulators
2) Learn how these tools are being used in
educational and training programmes
3) Understand the needs of Member States
4) Discuss how improvements in these tools
can enhance the learning experience
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IAEA Simulator Project Objective
“Assist member states in educating nuclear
researchers, engineers, professionals, and
regulators”
 PC-based simulators provide a relatively easy to learn educational tool,
 Simulators provide insight and understanding into basic Operational
Characteristics, Reactivity Control Features, and Safety Systems,
 Allow students to explore and examine various plant responses to
Transients, Malfunctions, and Accidents.
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Simulators
 Basic
Principles
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 Engineering
 Full Scope
Project Accomplishments
• Since 1997, the IAEA has distributed well
over 500 CDs containing simulators.
• In the last 2 years, the IAEA distributed over
100 CDs to more than 35 Member States.
• Additionally, the IAEA co-sponsored 17
Simulator Workshops in various countries;
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea,
Italy, Spain, USA, and Austria.
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So what does the Project provide?
• CD Rom
• Contains software &
instruction manual
• Several require
Windows 7
• Several require
Windows XP
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List of Simulators
Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Simulators
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Generation II Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR)
2-Loop Large PWR (Korean-OPR 1000)
Russian-type PWR (WWER-1000)
Advanced Passive PWR (AP-600)
Boiling Water Reactor (BWRs) Simulators
 Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (BWR)
 Advanced Passive BWR (ESBWR)
Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR)
 Conventional PHWR (CANDU-6)
 Advanced PHWR (ACR-700)
 TRIGA Research Reactor Simulator
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Related IAEA Documents
TECDOC-1411
• Methods to train NPP
personnel using simulators;
includes practical examples.
• A section related to “other
than full scope simulators.”
TECDOC-995
• Design and use of various
types of simulators.
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Recent Training Workshop
• 2-Week Workshop held in Madrid, Spain
• Physics and Technology of Water Cooled
Reactors through the Use of PC-Based
Simulators
• Sponsored by Spain’s Tecnatom Company
• 11 students attended
• IAEA provided
• Software
• Training materials
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Hosts for Next Workshop?
• We are always looking for organizations to
host the next workshop!
• IAEA provides;
• Software & Training materials
• Helps to promote workshop
• Host provides;
• Facilities with necessary computers
• Establishes fee to cover cost of instructors
• Manages financial aspects
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Next 4 days
• Day 1 – Session 1
Overview of Existing Suite of PC-Based
Simulators
• Day 2 – Session 2
Effective Use of Simulators for Education
• Day 3 & 4 – Session 3
Advancing Educational Simulators into the
Future
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Announcements
• Conference Clerk and Chairs
• Facilities
• Coffee, food, and restrooms
• Meditation and prayer room
• Go through Rotunda towards D-building; left side
• Emergency procedures
• Out the doors across from coffee corner
• Copies of presentations that you provide us
will be posted to our website
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