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1 American Nuclear Society Nuclear Criticality Safety Division Presentation to the ANS Board of Directors Fitz Trumble June 2008 Anaheim, CA

2 NCSD Mission NCSD focuses on the prevention of criticality accidents in areas outside of nuclear reactors NCSD focuses on the prevention of criticality accidents in areas outside of nuclear reactors Promote the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactorsPromote the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors Promote the arts and sciences of nuclear criticality safetyPromote the arts and sciences of nuclear criticality safety Provide exchange of technical information among NCS professionals throughProvide exchange of technical information among NCS professionals through development of standards development of standards evolution of training methods and materials evolution of training methods and materials presentation of technical data and procedures presentation of technical data and procedures creation of specialty publications creation of specialty publications

3 NCSD Executive Committee Chair: Fitz Trumble, WSMS. Chair: Fitz Trumble, WSMS. Vice Chair: David Hayes, Los Alamos National Lab. Vice Chair: David Hayes, Los Alamos National Lab. Secretary: Brad Rearden, Oak Ridge National Lab. Secretary: Brad Rearden, Oak Ridge National Lab. Treasurer: Robert Frost, NSA. Treasurer: Robert Frost, NSA. Executive Committee members Executive Committee members Larry Berg (DOE-CTA), Tom Burns (Parsons), Chuck Harmon (LANL), 2008Larry Berg (DOE-CTA), Tom Burns (Parsons), Chuck Harmon (LANL), 2008 John A. Miller (LANL), Sedat Goluoglu (ORNL), Sandra L. Larson (Nuc. Saf. Assoc.), (2009)John A. Miller (LANL), Sedat Goluoglu (ORNL), Sandra L. Larson (Nuc. Saf. Assoc.), (2009) Peter L. Angelo (Y-12), Darby S. Kimball (Bechtel), Donna M. D’Aquila (USEC), (2010)Peter L. Angelo (Y-12), Darby S. Kimball (Bechtel), Donna M. D’Aquila (USEC), (2010) BOD Liaison: Marvin Fertel BOD Liaison: Marvin Fertel

4 NCSD Membership Trends

5 Professional Demographics

6 Industrial Demographics

7 NCSD Budget

8 NCSD Planning Strategic and Succession Plans Strategic and Succession Plans One-year and five-year plans modeled after current ANS strategic planOne-year and five-year plans modeled after current ANS strategic plan

9 NCSD Contributions to ANS ANS Position Statements / White Papers ANS Position Statements / White Papers Fact Sheet about criticality accidents for public/news media, white papers on good NCS practices (currently 6 approved white papers)Fact Sheet about criticality accidents for public/news media, white papers on good NCS practices (currently 6 approved white papers) Other Professional Societies Other Professional Societies EFCOG (SAWG)EFCOG (SAWG) International collaborations, including International Conference on Nuclear Criticality, Russia 2007International collaborations, including International Conference on Nuclear Criticality, Russia 2007 Non-Meeting Publication efforts are primarily in ANSI/ANS Standards Non-Meeting Publication efforts are primarily in ANSI/ANS Standards

10 Importance of Standards These are a vital part of the information sharing that has led to fewer criticality accidents These are a vital part of the information sharing that has led to fewer criticality accidents Continuing dialogue among subject matter experts Continuing dialogue among subject matter experts Accepted by DOE and NRC Accepted by DOE and NRC De facto rules for this discipline De facto rules for this discipline Provide value to industry – leads to industry participation Provide value to industry – leads to industry participation Involves many volunteers Involves many volunteers Opportunities for young members Opportunities for young members

11 ANSI/ANS-8.1, Operations with Fissionable Materials Outside Reactors. ANSI/ANS-8.1, Operations with Fissionable Materials Outside Reactors. ANSI/ANS-8.3, Criticality Accident Alarm System ANSI/ANS-8.3, Criticality Accident Alarm System ANSI/ANS-8.5, Borosilicate-Glass Raschig Rings ANSI/ANS-8.5, Borosilicate-Glass Raschig Rings ANSI/ANS-8.6, In-Situ Measurements for Criticality Safety ANSI/ANS-8.6, In-Situ Measurements for Criticality Safety ANSI/ANS-8.7, Storage of Fissile Materials. ANSI/ANS-8.7, Storage of Fissile Materials. ANSI/ANS-8.10, Safety controls With Shielding and Confinement ANSI/ANS-8.10, Safety controls With Shielding and Confinement ANSI/ANS-8.12, Plutonium-Uranium Fuel Mixtures ANSI/ANS-8.12, Plutonium-Uranium Fuel Mixtures Criticality Safety Standards

12 ANSI/ANS-8.14, Soluble Neutron Absorbers ANSI/ANS-8.14, Soluble Neutron Absorbers ANSI/ANS-8.15, Special Actinide Elements ANSI/ANS-8.15, Special Actinide Elements ANSI/ANS-8.17, Handling, Storage and Transportation of LWR Fuel Outside Reactors ANSI/ANS-8.17, Handling, Storage and Transportation of LWR Fuel Outside Reactors ANSI/ANS-8.19, Administrative Practices ANSI/ANS-8.19, Administrative Practices ANSI/ANS-8.20, Nuclear Criticality Safety Training ANSI/ANS-8.20, Nuclear Criticality Safety Training ANSI/ANS-8.21, Fixed Neutron Absorbers ANSI/ANS-8.21, Fixed Neutron Absorbers ANSI/ANS-8.22, Limiting and Controlling Moderators ANSI/ANS-8.22, Limiting and Controlling Moderators ANSI/ANS-8.23, Emergency Planning and Response ANSI/ANS-8.23, Emergency Planning and Response

13 Criticality Safety Recently Issued and Proposed Standards ANSI/ANS-8.24, Validation of Calculational Methods (approved 2006) ANSI/ANS-8.24, Validation of Calculational Methods (approved 2006) ANSI/ANS-8.26, Criticality Safety Engineer Training and Qualification (approved 2007) ANSI/ANS-8.26, Criticality Safety Engineer Training and Qualification (approved 2007) ANSI/ANS-8.27, Burnup Credit ANSI/ANS-8.27, Burnup Credit ANSI/ANS-8.25, Criticality Safety Postings ANSI/ANS-8.25, Criticality Safety Postings

14 NCSD Services to Membership Professional Development Professional Development Leadership Development Leadership Development Scholarships Scholarships Peer Recognition/Awards Peer Recognition/Awards Student Support Student Support Standards Standards

15 Professional Development Professional development workshops Professional development workshops Issue: high costs lead to lower attendance, particularly of young membersIssue: high costs lead to lower attendance, particularly of young members Continuing education certificates to attendees of NCSD technical sessions Continuing education certificates to attendees of NCSD technical sessions ANSI/ANS-8.26 national standard on criticality safety engineer (CSE) training and qualification issued ANSI/ANS-8.26 national standard on criticality safety engineer (CSE) training and qualification issued NCSD Awards Technical Excellence and Service to NCSD each year NCSD Awards Technical Excellence and Service to NCSD each year

16 NCSD Meeting Participation Average 5-6 sessions at national meeting Average 5-6 sessions at national meeting Topical meetings every 4 years Topical meetings every 4 years Tremendously successful 2005 topical Tremendously successful 2005 topical 170 attendees, $37K profit170 attendees, $37K profit Strong international attendanceStrong international attendance Still had 5 sessions at this ANS Winter Meeting only 2 months laterStill had 5 sessions at this ANS Winter Meeting only 2 months later Leadership Development Leadership Development Opportunity to get involvedOpportunity to get involved Strengthening leadership skillsStrengthening leadership skills people in governance sessions on Sundays50-70 people in governance sessions on Sundays Made presentation to National Program Committee on “Why NCSD is so Successful” Made presentation to National Program Committee on “Why NCSD is so Successful”

17 Topical Meetings NCSD 2001 Embedded Topical, Reno, NV NCSD 2001 Embedded Topical, Reno, NV International Criticality Nuclear Conference (ICNC) 2003, Japan International Criticality Nuclear Conference (ICNC) 2003, Japan NCSD 2005 Topical, Sept. 2005, Knoxville, TN – 75 papers and 170 attendees NCSD 2005 Topical, Sept. 2005, Knoxville, TN – 75 papers and 170 attendees ICNC 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia ICNC 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia NCSD 2009 Topical – Richland, WA NCSD 2009 Topical – Richland, WA

18 NCSD Metrics 2007 Division Meetings Division Governance Division Contributions to Society Division Services to Membership National Meeting Participation 2007 Summer: 2 sessions / 1 forum 2007 Winter: 2 sessions / 1 forum / 1 panel Succession Planning 2007 Succession Plan submitted 2007 (Annual Submission) ANS Position Statements Nuc Crit Accidents in Work Place (fact sheet) (Revised 2006) Not responsible for Position Statements Professional Development Tutorial on SCALE code system Nov Education White Papers issued and posted on Web Site Class I Class II Topicals Nuclear Crit Safety Topical – Sept /186 Membership Trends 777/793 members +2.1% change /820 members +3.4% change 2007 Participation with Outside Professional Societies EFCOG (safety analysis working group) Workshop at 2007 meeting Russian Nuclear Society Support for the 2007 International Conference of Nuclear Criticality Scholarships NCSD Pioneers Scholarship Class III Topicals +/- 25% attendance (145/150) Nuclear Crit Safety Topical – Nov 01 Embedded Communications 2 newsletters in 2007 website updated in 2007 Society Leadership 4 of 4 PDC & All NPC; 75%Exec Comm attendance Peer Recognition/ Awards NCSD provides Technical Excellence, Distinguished Services awards annually Division Planning 5-yr Strategic Plan submitted to PDC Chair in May 2007 Non-Meeting Publications Continued support of 15 active ANS-8 Standards and issued 2 new standards ANS 8-24 Issued ANS-8.26 Issued ANS 8-27 Sent to ANS 8 Student Support 2007 National Meetings 2007 Student Conf 2007 Other Division’s Commitment to YMG Supported YMG mixer with NCSD officers Provided multiple panel members to YMG workshop on Early Career Awarded 2007 Young Members Advancement Award

19 Summary Very successful topical meeting in 2005 Very successful topical meeting in 2005 Diverse membership, good international participation Diverse membership, good international participation Strong standards committees Strong standards committees 1 st NCSD Scholarship awarded in st NCSD Scholarship awarded in 2008 Strong support for young members recognized with ANS Young Member Advancement Award in 2007 Strong support for young members recognized with ANS Young Member Advancement Award in 2007

20 NCSD Requests to BOD Larger room for governance meetings Larger room for governance meetings Continued support by NPC to assure adequate room size for technical sessions based on sustained high attendance figures Continued support by NPC to assure adequate room size for technical sessions based on sustained high attendance figures Lower cost for professional development workshops – increases attendance, particularly young members Lower cost for professional development workshops – increases attendance, particularly young members Larger per member distribution Larger per member distribution


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