This course introduces probabilistic risk assessment history, PRA development, and nuclear risk assessment in nuclear power applications. One particular focus of this course is risk-informed performance-based applications that apply PRA to implement cost-effective improvements to plant operation, maintenance, and safety management. The course is designed for those who use PRA results and need to understand PRA uses, methods, and issues, but who may not directly develop PRA themselves. This course will give attendees a solid understanding of the history behind PRA, reasons for developing PRA, examples of key PRA applications, how PRAs are constructed, their assumptions and limits, methods of development, and issues associated with their use in nuclear power applications. Attendees will be exposed to many aspects of PRA, including event trees, fault trees, and data analysis; develop a simple PRA; and look at a complete analysis to review the details of complexity and PRA limitations. The course will address PRA types, associated initiating events, event sequences, event tree and fault tree top events, and risk-informed analysis, with nuclear industry applications. It will review the current ANS/ASME joint PRA risk-informed standards. The course will also address PRA use in facility design, operation, and maintenance. We will discuss the use of PRA in new plant licensing, developing new plant reliability assurance plans with PRA, and challenging PRA issues, including digital controls, equipment upgrades, and other legacy plant applications.
Discuss PRA background and deterministic safety analysis
Describe the role of PRA in implementation of risk-informed applications
Relate PRA use to events like Fukushima
Identify simple PRA elements relating those to deterministic analysis
Interpret common PRA elements and standards
Explain PRA role as a tool assessing nuclear risks
Describe PRA role in new nuclear plant (10 CFR) Part 52, Combined Licensing
Analyze PRA limits
Examine likely directions for future PRA development
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.
This program will use PowerPoint Presentations, group discussions, as well as active participation.
Requirements for a Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break
Thursday, November 3, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break
12:30 p.m. :: Questions and Final Remarks
James K. Liming, Sr. Reliability and Risk Management Consultant, ABS Consulting
Mr. James K. Liming is a Senior Reliability and Risk Management Consultant and Project Manager at ABS Consulting. He has over 30 years of experience in managing and performing complex engineered facility reliability engineering, risk analysis, and operations and maintenance support projects. Mr. Liming has a diverse, well‑balanced background, including hands‑on power plant operating and maintenance experience, as well as extensive analytical expertise. He has served as project manager or project engineer on over 120 major industry and government reliability engineering and risk management projects worldwide. He is a pioneering leader in the development and implementation of commercial nuclear power plant risk-informed applications, such as Risk-Managed Technical Specifications Programs (NEI Initiative 4b), Risk-Informed Surveillance Frequency Control Programs (NEI Initiative 5b), Risk-Informed Graded Quality Assurance Programs (10 CFR 50.69), Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection of Piping Programs, and Risk-Informed Containment Leak Rate Testing Programs. In addition to providing direct analytical support for clients, Mr. Liming has also developed and presented many training workshops and technical papers on probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) and reliability analysis applications tools and techniques. He has authored or co‑authored over 140 publications, reports, and presentations on PRA and reliability analysis methods and applications. He is a retired U. S. Navy Reserve Captain (O-6) and a former active duty nuclear submarine officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in computer-based mathematics, from the United States Naval Academy; and he holds a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering, specializing in risk and reliability engineering methods, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
165 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
To reserve your room, please call 1-800-321-2211
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $209.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
Room Block Dates:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of November 1 – 2, 2016.
Rate Available Until:
Make your reservations prior to October 9, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.