Developing ``SMART'' Equipment and Systems through Collaborative NERI Research and Development: A First Year of Progress

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) created the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) in 1999 to conduct research and development with the objectives of: (1) overcoming the principal technical obstacles to expanded nuclear energy use, (2) advancing the state of nuclear technology to maintain its competitive position in domestic and world markets, and (3) improving the performance, efficiency, reliability, and economics of nuclear energy. The NERI program is now beginning its second year with increased funding and an emphasis on international participation. Among the programs selected for funding was the ``Smart Equipment and Systems to Improve Reliability and Safety in ... continued below

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HARMON,DARYL L.; GOLAY,MICHAEL W.; CHAPMAN,LEON D. & MAYNARD,KENNETH P. September 11, 2000.

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) created the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) in 1999 to conduct research and development with the objectives of: (1) overcoming the principal technical obstacles to expanded nuclear energy use, (2) advancing the state of nuclear technology to maintain its competitive position in domestic and world markets, and (3) improving the performance, efficiency, reliability, and economics of nuclear energy. The NERI program is now beginning its second year with increased funding and an emphasis on international participation. Among the programs selected for funding was the ``Smart Equipment and Systems to Improve Reliability and Safety in Future Nuclear Power Plant Operations''. This program is a 36 month collaborative effort bringing together the technical capabilities of Westinghouse Nuclear Automation, Sandia National Laboratories, Duke Engineering and Services (DE and S), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Pennsylvania State University (PSU). The goal of the program is to design, develop, and evaluate an integrated set of tools and methodologies that can improve the reliability and safety of advanced nuclear power plants through the introduction of smart equipment and predictive maintenance technology. The results have implications for reduced construction costs. This paper discusses: (1) the goals and significance of the program, (2) the significant achievements of the program's first year and the current direction for its continuing efforts and (3) potential cooperation with the domestic nuclear and component manufacturing industries, and with international organizations.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00761989

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  • Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference: PBNC - 2000, Seoul (KR), 11/02/2000

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-2236C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 761989
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc723139

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HARMON,DARYL L.; GOLAY,MICHAEL W.; CHAPMAN,LEON D. & MAYNARD,KENNETH P. Developing ``SMART'' Equipment and Systems through Collaborative NERI Research and Development: A First Year of Progress, article, September 11, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc723139/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.