4-6 January 2022
Key West, USA

Organised by the North-American Technical Centre (NATC)

Other meetings:

  • Professional Enrichment Continuing Education Courses on January 3 (pm) - Agenda
  • Region III & IV RPM Meetings on January 7 (am) - Agenda

Symposium Agenda

Symposium registration and information (online registration)

Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel booking (online registration) - Room block rate ends December 13, 2021

Contacts: Amy MOELLER or David MILLER

Dear ISOE Colleagues,
Since February, 2021, North American ISOE members have participated in an ISOE information exchange initiative to share virtual ALARA presentations as continuing education virtual workshops. The goal is to improve the transfer of applied ALARA RP knowledge to young nuclear plant health physics and regulators. The eighth CME workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6 at 12:00 est. Scott Stafford is an excellent speaker with many interesting facts about the ALARA program for the $13 billion CAD refurbishment projects at Darlington for all four units (University of Illinois, The Grainger College of Engineering).

ISOE Utility and Regulatory Members are invited to attend the Darlington Refurbishment ALARA Accomplishment Continuing Education Workshop on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Please see details below:

Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 12:00 pm - 14:00 pm Est (New York) using Illinois.ZOOM.US protected virtual platform.

The agenda for the Tuesday session is as follows:
12:00 pm est   Welcome - Dr. John M Palms, NATC Honorary Board Chair
12:05 pm          Highlights of 2020 Preliminary Mexcian Country Report
12:10 pm          Darlington Unit 3 Refurbishment ALARA Accomplishments, Scott Stafford
12:50 pm          Questions and Answers
13:00 pm          Next NATC ALARA ZOOM Operating Event Session

Presentation - Scott Stafford, Darlington Refurbishment ALARA Manager discusses the major component replacement at the Darlington Unit 3 project. Darlington removed feeder piping and other major components to allow the unit to operate to 2060. The use of innovative technology and mock-up ALARA training facility are described.
The benefits of constructing a full replicate training model of the CANDU major components involved in the refurbishment project are discussed.

Registration for the NATC NPRE ALARA Virtual Workshop:
July 6, 2021, NATC NPRE ALARA Workshop is open free of charge to dues-paying ISOE utility and regulatory members. 
Please register by sending an email to Amy Moeller, NATC Executive Administrator at almoeller88@gmail.com or call 260 930-0753. Please provide your name, title, affiliation, and email with your registration email.

Link
Time: Jul 6, 2021 12:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/82963938939?pwd=ZFJzUEpPejNBNk9iWUMwZTcwZWt3dz09
Meeting ID: 829 6393 8939
Password: 656834

Feedback from the past 8 NPRE ALARA virtual workshops has been to limit the sessions to 1-2 hours. More NATC NPRE ALARA virtual workshops will be scheduled each month to provide continuing education opportunities during the pandemic travel ban. Also, the outage lessons learned from the winter and spring outage will be provided to outage planners prior to the fall 2021 outages to avoid the reoccurrence of ALARA OEs.

Below you will find the information for the CHP Continuing Education credits are approved for 1 hour for the January 3-6th 2021 NPRE NATC ALARA Symposium sponsored by the University of Illinois.

 ID Number  Course Title  Sponsor  Credits  Valid from/to
2019-01-01-2244 North American ISOE ALARA Symposium University of Illinois  North American Tech Ctr  32  2019-01-01 - 2022-12-31

Another feedback suggestion was to schedule recorded sessions for Asia at 20:00 EST on July 6 and Europe at 8:00 am EST on July 7 2021. The virtual ALARA Workshop link will be provided when your registration is received.

If you are not available for the July 6 sessions, the recorded virtual ALARA workshop will be repeated during the next few months based on ISOE member feedback.

Please provide suggestions to the NATC NPRE virtual ALARA OE Planning Committee on topics you would like presented in July and August prior to the fall refueling outage period.

Thank you for your support of the international ISOE ALARA information exchange program to reduce worker dose and prevent the reoccurrence of ALARA OEs and regulatory findings.

North American ALARA Virtual Workshop: 2021 ALARA Challenges & Lessons Learned

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 12:00 pm - 14:00 pm Est (New York) using Illinois.ZOOM.US protected virtual platform.

For those attending the meeting, attached you will find a non-disclosure document that you will need to state via email back to me that you agree. https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucu6qrj0oHNby3JTNr_9IHdzCrTvHtJ_p

The agenda for the Tuesday session is as follows:
12:00 pm est   Welcome - Dr. John M Palms, NATC Honorary Board Chair
12:05 pm          Highlights of 2020 Preliminary USA Country Report
12:10 pm          Mr. Joseph Jaegers LaSalle Country Reactor Recirculation Control Valve CRUD Decon using Ultrasonic System
12:50 pm          Questions and Answers
13:00 pm          Next NATC ALARA ZOOM Operating Event Session

Presentation - LaSalle Country (BWR) first Flow Control Valve Weld Repair by Joseph Jaegers. The paper discusses a potential ALARA Game Changer: Use of High-Efficiency Ultrasonic CRUD Removal & Metal Filter Implementation to preclude replacement of highly radioactive BWR piping and component. The first repair of the BWR Flow Valve is discussed in detail in a 60- minute presentation. Over 150 Illinois contract welders were used in the flow valve repair project due to the as found condition of the valve.

The LaSalle County Flow Valve Repair and source term reduction will be discussed by Joe Jaegers, LaSalle County RP Technical Manager. Joe Jaegers will present a discussion of the use of High-Efficiency Ultrasonic Mitigation of CRUD on BWR plant components to significantly reduce dose rates. This potential “Industry Game Changer” can save the need to replacing highly radioactive piping and components. Ultrasonic transducers are utilized in liberation of surface contaminants during nuclear fuel cleaning. The transducers have been observed to remove both tenacious and non-tenacious crud. They are also used to resuspend contaminants in AMFM filtration systems to allow consolidation of material, extending the life of metal filters, and reducing radwaste costs.
Chemical decontaminations or replacements of components are often difficult to cost-justify. This has proven even more difficult in the current economic situation of the nuclear industry. This emerging technology opens the door to a new era of cost-effective dose reduction with a reusable solution that can be complemented with mobile regenerable filtration to minimize costs associated with disposing of liberated activated corrosion products. External ultrasonic cleaning allows liberation of corrosion layer from inside subject piping and suspension in solution to be sent to filter or tank for processing without system breach. For larger components, or when access is available inside a system such as an open valve after breach, introduction of ultrasonic transducers allows internal mitigation resulting in a significant reduction of the radiological hazard with decon factors similar to chemical decontamination.
Mr. Jaegers, John Moser, and the LaSalle County team were awarded the John M. Palms Outstanding Innovation Award for the remarkable results of the HE-UMS at LaSalle County. Joe Jaegers was awarded the 2021 ISOE Young Professional’s Distinguished Paper Award.

Registration for the NATC NPRE ALARA Virtual Workshop:
June 29, 2021, NATC NPRE ALARA Workshop is open free of charge to dues-paying ISOE utility and regulatory members. Due to US Department of State import/export regulations, attendance by Russia, Chinese and other excluded countries is not permitted. Participants need to sign the NPRE Department Head Non-Disclosure Agreement to protect US ALARA Technology. Upon registration, the NPRE non-disclosure agreement will be sent to your email for your acknowledgment.

Please register by sending an email to Amy Moeller, NATC Executive Administrator at almoeller88@gmail.com or call 260 930-0753. Please provide your name, title, affiliation, and email with your registration email.

Feedback from the past 6 NPRE ALARA virtual workshops has been to limit the sessions to 1-2 hours. More NATC NPRE ALARA virtual workshops will be scheduled each month to provide continuing education opportunities during the pandemic travel ban. Also, the outage lessons learned from the winter and spring outage will be provided to outage planners prior to the fall 2021 outages to avoid the reoccurrence of ALARA OEs.

Below you will find the information for the CHP Continuing Education credits are approved for 1 hour for the January 3-6th 2021 NPRE NATC ALARA Symposium sponsored by the University of Illinois.

 ID Number  Course Title  Sponsor  Credits  Valid from/to
2019-01-01-2244 North American ISOE ALARA Symposium University of Illinois  North American Tech Ctr  32  2019-01-01 - 2022-12-31

Another feedback suggestion was to schedule recorded sessions for Asia at 20:00 EST on June 29 and Europe at 6:00 am EST on June 30 & July 1 2021. The virtual ALARA Workshop link will be provided when your registration is received.

Due to weather conditions in the US and outage schedule extension, the announcement of the spring virtual ALARA workshop was delayed until approval was received to proceed by the NPRE Department Head. If you are not available for the June 29 sessions, the recorded virtual ALARA workshop will be repeated during the next few months based on ISOE member feedback.

The Tuesday, July 6, 2021, ISOE Bureau Chair's Virtual ALARA Operating Events Session will be discussing Palisades Ag-110m characterization during the last Palisades outage prior to scheduled shutdown and Ag-110m removal from PWR coolant.

The Tuesday, July 13, 2021, ISOE Bureau Chair's Virtual ALARA Operating Events Session will present the CANDU Refurbishment ALARA Programs, Accomplishments, and New Technology.

Please provide suggestions to the NATC NPRE virtual ALARA OE Planning Committee on topics you would like presented in July and August prior to the fall refueling outage period.

Thank you for your support of the international ISOE ALARA information exchange program to reduce worker dose and prevent the reoccurrence of ALARA OEs and regulatory findings.

ETC is organising a virtual Symposium, free of charge, from 1 to 3 June 2021.
It will be held every day from 12:00 to 14:00 CEST.

> Program of the Webinar New!

> Registration
If you wish to participate, please send your contact details (first name, last name, organisation/plant name, Email address) to isoe@cepn.asso.fr
Information regarding the connection to the Symposium will be sent the week before the event.

Contact:  Lucie D'ASCENZO

21-23 June 2022          New dates!
Tours, France

Organised by the ETC Technical Centre in collaboration with EDF and ASN.

New!A special place will be given to Young RP Professionals (<35 years old). An “ISOE Young RP Professionals Award” will be attributed to promote young people whose works have been noted for their quality and originality.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 ISOE International Symposium has been postponed to June 2022.

Contact: Lucie D'ASCENZO 

4-6 January 2021
Virtual Symposium, zoom meeting

Organised by the North-American Technical Centre (NATC)

Other meetings:

  • Region III and IV RPM meetings on January 6 (pm)

Symposium Announcement

> Virtual Symposium Meeting Registration

Contacts: Amy MOELLER or David MILLER

20-22 November 2019
Ehime, Japan

Organised by the Asian Technical Centre (ATC) and Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)

Two site visits are scheduled: Ikata NPP on November 21 and Yawatahama city general hospital and Nuclear Maintenance and Training Center on November 22.

Language: Japanese and Korean (Japanese/Korean consecutive interpretation will be provided for participants)

No registration fee is charged.

Benchmarking Announcement 
Registration form

Contacts: Tomoyuki Nomura / Minako Komoto

6-8 January 2020
Key West, USA

Organised by the North-American Technical Centre (NATC)

Other meetings:

  • Professional Enrichment Continuing Education Courses with emphasis on
    CZT Technology and Source Terrm Reduction Chemical Engineering Training on January 5 (pm)
  • US NRC Region III & IV RPM Meetings on January 8 (pm)
  • ISOE Task Group to Revise Work Management Book Meeting on January 9

First Announcement

Symposium registration (online registration)

Key West Local Details

Contacts: Amy MOELLER or David MILLER

22-24 October 2019
Beijing, China

Organised by the IAEA Technical Centre (IAEA-TC)

The Symposium is hosted by the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Center.

> ProgrammeNew!

> Registration Form    Submission deadline: 31 August 2019

            Registration Form - General
            - Registration Form - Regulatory Body
            - Registration Form - Booths

> Visa application form   Submission deadline: 31 August 2019

> Technical instructions

Contact: Jizeng MA

28-30 January 2019
Key West, USA

Organised by the North-American Technical Centre (NATC)

Other meetings:

  • PEP Course on January 27
  • US NRC Region III & IV RPM Meeting on January 30 (pm)
  • ISOE Work Management Book Revision meeting on January 31

 

Symposium Agenda

Symposium registration

US NRC Region III & IV RPM meeting Agenda

PEP Course Agenda

ISOE Work Management Book Revision meeting Agenda

Hotel registration

Key West Local Details

Contacts: Amy MOELLER or David Miller