Michael Shlyamberg, P.E.
Professional Engineer with over forty years of progressive engineering and management experience in the design, analysis, startup, maintenance, operation and inspection of nuclear (BWR, PWR, CANDU, RBMK) and fossil power plants, industrial facilities and DOE facilities. Professional capabilities include: Independent Oversight of critical activities for US and International NPPs; Development and Implementation of Risk-Informed Safety Systems Functional Assessments (SSFA); Development and Implementation of Advanced Engineering Training for US NPPs and IAEA; Development and Implementation of Calculation Review Methodology; Management, supervision, design, modification and startup of nuclear power plants; Participation of restart of Nine Mile, Brunswick, and DC Cook. Participation of over one hundred NRC inspections and utility assessments of nuclear power facilities including Millstone ICAVP, Maine Yankee ISA and Dresden ISI; Participated in over twenty DOE facility assessments and oversight activities. DOE "Q" Clearance (inactive). Fluent in Russian and English. Please contact us for detailed résumé.
Harold E. Epstein, P.Eng.
Consulting Electrical Engineer with over 35 years of management and engineering/design experience in the development and analysis of electrical systems for nuclear and fossil fueled generating stations. A member of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors and a past member of the IEEE Standards Board as well the past Chair of the Standards Review Committee for IEEE. Chairs the Battery Protection Sub-Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Stationary Battery Committee. Extensive experience in the development of engineering calculations for both AC and DC electrical systems as well as the performance of independent engineering/design assessments of electrical auxiliary systems. Extensive knowledge of diesel generator electrical and mechanical systems and support auxiliary systems including accepted maintenance practices. Maintains significant knowledge of NRC regulatory issues in the Nuclear Generating industry. Please contact us for detailed résumé.
James M. Leivo
Instrumentation & control (I&C) systems engineer with over 40 years of experience in the nuclear power industry and related energy systems areas, including technical direction of the design and retrofit of instrumentation, control, electrical and computer systems for nuclear power plants and DOE facilities. Diverse technical experience includes: project engineering and management; design, regulatory submittal, and independent review responsibility for NRC, nuclear utilities, UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), and DOE, which includes over 100 inspections, evaluations, or assessments. For NRC, supported over 60 design inspections (including 19 CDBIs), developed and presented I&C training for NRC inspectors, reviewed various digital safety systems for new and operating reactors, and reviewed applications for license extension. Provided support for updates of NRC Chapter 7 Branch Technical Positions (NUREG-0800). For FANR, was lead technical reviewer for Chapter 7 FSAR (Common Q Platform applications) for support of Barakah Units 1&2, 3&4 Nuclear Plant Safety Evaluation Reports. For nuclear utilities, served on independent oversight activities, developed and implemented risk informed safety systems functional assessments (SSFA), calculation review and reconstitution projects, design basis reconstitution, and restart readiness reviews. Responsible for original NSSS control and electrical systems design aspects, including vintage Westinghouse NPP applications. Please contact us for detailed résumé.
Consulting Electrical Engineer with over thirty years of management and engineering/design experience for nuclear plant electrical systems. Served as engineer and also as manager at multiple nuclear plants and also on a corporate technical staff; responsible for power system analysis, safety-related auxiliary power system design and analysis and emergency power design and testing. Nationally and internationally recognized for his work on diesel generator data-acquisition and performance testing, nuclear station undervoltage protection, and open-phase fault analysis. Recipient of the 2014 EPRI Technology Transfer Award for performance of the world's first full-scale open-phase fault test at a nuclear power plant. Officer of the IEEE Nuclear Power Engineering Committee, Chair of the Auxiliary Power Subcommittee, Chair of IEEE Std-741, and a working group member of IEEE Stds 308, 765, and 1792. Served on the IEEE Standards Board for 11 years. Currently the Chair of the ETAP Nuclear Utility Users Group and widely recognized as the foremost expert in ETAP power system analysis applications. Please contact us for detailed résumé
Victor P. Ferrarini, P.E.
Forty-five years’ experience performing design, analysis, inspection and auditing of pressure vessels, piping, pipe supports, cable tray and other mechanical components. Also, extensive experience in ASME Codes Section III and IX, ANSI B31.1, B31.3, AWS D1.1 and field engineering assignments. Provided the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) with expert assistance to evaluate important licensing issues on numerous projects including Comanche Peak, Fort Calhoun, Sequoyah, Trojan, Watts Barr Oconee, Watts Barre, Browns Ferry and Cooper. Project Manager for Phase I of the Safety Related Reverification Program (SRPRP) for Consumers Power Company's Palisades Nuclear Plant. Project Engineer for performing weak link analysis for Southern California Edison, Arkansas Nuclear One and Washington Public Power District to comply with GL 89-10. Performed life extension evaluations for both nuclear and fossil power plants. Provided Energy Northwest with detailed engineering analysis services for Class 1 piping and components to meet life extension comments to the NRC. Please contact us for detailed résumé.
Nuclear Engineer with over forty years of safety oversight experience, exclusively in nuclear power. Job positions included Department of the Navy Shift Refueling Engineer, NRC Resident Inspector, NRC Senior Resident Inspector (BWR and PWR facilities), NRC Team Leader, NRC Senior Reactor Analyst and Independent Consultant. These positions have provided the ability to review the areas of operations, corrective maintenance, preventative maintenance, testing, design and corrective action. Have worked independently and in team settings, both in the lead and support capacities. Have an extensive understanding of PRA and its application in the regulatory process. Also, brings an understanding of the inspector's perspective and the ability to communicate this perspective to utility decision makers. Please contact us for detailed résumé.
Robert M. Berryman, J.D., P.E., CFEI, CFC, CFPE
Professional Engineer with over twenty years of progressive engineering and management experience in the design, analysis, startup, maintenance, operation and inspection of commercial nuclear (BWR & PWR) and submarine nuclear propulsion plants. He was an NRC Resident Inspector and then led numerous NRC engineering team inspections including CDBIs, TI2515/171 B.5.b Phase III Inspections, Gas Intrusion into ECCS (GL 2008-01) Inspections, and a Special Inspection Team (SIT). His credentials include licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, and Certified Forensic Consultant and Forensic Professional Engineer. Please contact us for detailed résumé.
Kenneth L. Johnson
Consulting Engineer with over forty years of experience in design, operation, testing, startup, grid operation and licensing of commercial nuclear power plants. SRO licensed at a two unit 1180 MWe PWR and worked on shift for 3½ years as a Control Room Supervisor and Shift Technical Advisor. Managed the Operations self-assessment group including maintenance and revision Emergency Operating Procedures. For seven years, managed the utility’s nearly 200 person self-sufficient Nuclear Design Engineering Organization. Led the utility response team for three successful CDBI inspections. Has extensive experience in developing and defending the design bases, Electrical and Instrumentation calculations, design bases documents and plant procedures that implement design assumptions. Has extensive knowledge of battery and diesel generator electrical, controls and testing, to meet Technical Specification requirements. Please contact us for detailed résumé.
Consulting Engineer with over forty years of progressive engineering and management experience in the areas of nuclear plant licensing, changes to the licensing bases, and compliance with NRC regulations. Professional capabilities include management of complex license changes such as power uprates and license renewals, exigent license amendments, requests for discretionary enforcement, preparation of plans and their implementation in response to findings of greater-than-green significance, preparation for and coordination of plant and corporate management meetings with all levels of the NRC including members of the Commission. Coordinated the preparation and submittal of responses to a UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)’s requests for additional information. Led the effort for the successful preparation and submittal of a dual-unit Operating License Application for Barakah Units 1&2. Please contact us for detailed résumé.
John Fuoto, P.E.
Professional Engineer with over forty years of engineering experience in the design, analysis, startup, operation and inspection of nuclear (BWR, PWR, CANDU) power plants, and industrial facilities. Professional capabilities include: Independent oversight of critical activities for US and Canadian NPPs; developing emergency operating procedures; functional design of control, protection and monitoring systems, leading and performing Risk-Informed Safety Systems Functional Assessments (SSFA); nuclear plant licensing assistance, warning system design and evaluation, start-up testing of emergency diesel-generators; and design, modification and startup of nuclear power plants; and participation in ~20 utility assessments of nuclear power facilities. Please contact us for detailed résumé.