INTEGRATED NUCLEAR POWER PLANT OPERATIONS
This course promotes understanding of how the integrated nuclear plant works and what challenges the operator faces, and helps an engineer 'speak operations' with interfacing groups. Use of the replica simulator is an effective way for students to understand accident control, emergency operating procedures, and how the control room interfaces with the rest of the plant. Emphasis is placed on understanding plant characteristics and controls, rather than on developing control manipulation skills. Intended outcomes are an aptitude for predicting transient behavior of the integrated plant and a command of reactivity management and control that is important for efficient operation of a nuclear plant complex. The course presumes knowledge of the major systems in a nuclear power plant and will emphasize how operations of and faults in those systems and components can affect reactivity and core transient behavior.