Advanced Engineering Training

Nuenergy has developed two advanced engineering training courses:

  • DLB Fundamentals & The Art of Design Review (PDF)
  • The Art of Calculation (PDF)

DLB Fundamentals & The Art of Design Review
This training course was developed in 2013 and successfully implemented at a number of utilities.

DLB Fundamentals & The Art of Design Review was created to address recurring, industry-wide incidents that demonstrated a lack of understanding and knowledge by engineers and their first‑line supervisors of the regulatory framework, the plant-specific licensing basis and associated impact on the design basis, and plant configuration documents. 

The training session is delivered over the course of two days:  Day 1, Design and Licensing Bases (DLB) Fundamentals, addresses the importance of understanding of licensing and design basis requirements and the consequences of not understanding these.  

Day 2, The Art of Design Review, employs two case studies related to the use of design review.  The breakout work group sessions for each of the Appendix B criteria (Day 1) and both case studies (Day 2) utilize INPO training techniques of dynamic learning activities.

This training can be spilt into two separate training courses, offering one day for a general audience, and a full, 2-day course for a narrower audience.

The Art of Calculation
This is a recently developed course wherein Nuenergy discusses its implementation with a number of domestic and international NPPs and regulatory agencies.

The course is administered over the course of three days. However, it can be delivered in two days if trainees are able to complete 4 to 5 hours of “homework” beforehand.

This training is based on the Nuenergy Calculations Desktop Guide which provides detailed information for review of calculations for all engineering disciplines. The guide was developed to address recurring, industry-wide incidences that demonstrated a lack of understanding and knowledge of review, revision, and preparation of calculations by engineers and their first‑line supervisors.  

The Art of Calculation utilizes a total of 7 case studies. The breakout work group sessions for all case studies utilize INPO training techniques of dynamic learning activities. 

Links for the abstracts for each of these training courses are provided above.

Exelon: Advanced Engineering Training (AET)
These abstracts are featured on Exelon’s Advanced Engineering Training (AET) website.

Other Training Courses Developed and Delivered by Nuenergy Include:

  • Use of Vertical Slice Methodology – IAEA Workshop
  • Review of Safety Related Calculations

Training Courses Under Development

  • Understanding HELB/MELB Requirements
  • IST Type A Valves: Functional Based Designation
  • IST Pumps: Design Based Acceptance Criterion