As spent fuel pool systems continue to exponentially exceed intended design capacities and the move toward long-term storage remains indeterminable, dry cask canisters have emerged as the next step for nuclear power plant fuel management. EUCI has developed the Nuclear Dry Cask Fuel Storage Operations course, taking place March 28th and 29th in Atlanta, GA to explore the technical background, operational requirements, and transfer processes for implementing dry cask fuel storage canisters for all reactor types. This course will provide the necessary background information on compliance and licensing requirements in addition to plant safety for all plants considering making the move to dry cask storage, as well as those already approved for ISFSI sites. This introductory course will be helpful for new plant employees, project managers in fuel management, nuclear and reactor system engineers, equipment providers and consultants to nuclear plants, as well as risk managers, attorneys, and paralegals specializing in nuclear power and energy regulations.
- Analyze the full makeup of a nuclear fuel assembly, equipment requirements, and leak testing
- Define the replacement requirements and location options on dry cask storage canisters
- Outline all NRC regulations as they relate to safety requirements, fuel management, and licensing
- Compare typical dry cask fuel storage design systems, processes, and safety
- Evaluate spent fuel pool systems compared to dry cask storage canisters in reference to cost, implementation processes, and monitoring requirements
- Assess the nuclear fuel transfer process from wet to dry storage in all plant types and storage containers
- Quantify the environmental impact and public health risks associated with spent fuel pools and dry cask storage
- Leverage the current technological advances in dry cask storage and the availability of dry storage on the market to limit up-front cost
- Discuss the future of long-term storage options for nuclear plants
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credits.
Power point presentations and classroom group discussions will be used in this course.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break
5:00 p.m. :: Course Day 1 Wrap-up
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 p.m. :: Course Concludes
Brian Gutherman, President, Gutherman Technical Services, LLC
Mr. Gutherman is a professional engineer with 35 years of experience focused on licensing, operating,
maintaining, and modifying commercial nuclear facilities and spent fuel storage and transportation
casks. He is a registered professional engineer, and has extensive experience in nuclear licensing (10 CFR
Parts 50, 71, and 72) quality assurance, design modifications, and system engineering.
His career has included positions in engineering, quality assurance, and licensing with companies such
as Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation, Florida Power Corporation, and Holtec International.
Along the way, he has held a variety of engineering positions including project engineer, mechanical
design and system engineering supervisor, and licensing manager accountable for the performance
of permanent staff personnel as well as project-specific matrix organizations. He has been responsible
for system reliability, plant performance, and projects of varying budgets up to and including a multimillion dollar condenser retubing project for a nuclear power station. He also supported the first-ever conversion of nuclear power plant technical specifications to the new, improved standard format. As
part of the emergency response team at a Florida nuclear power plant, Mr. Gutherman served as a
technical liaison with the print and broadcast media.
A 1982 graduate with high honors from Rutgers University with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering,
he is a long-time member of the American Nuclear Society and earned his Senior Reactor Operator
certification in 1997. He holds, or has held professional engineering licenses in several states, including
Florida, New York, Washington, and New Jersey.
Hyatt Regency Suite Atlanta NW
2999 Windy Hill Road
Marietta, GA 30067
To reserve your room, please call 1-770-956-1234 or book online here.
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $139.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
Room Block Dates:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of March 27 – 30, 2017.
Rate Available Until:
Make your reservations prior to March 5, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.