Shielding/Criticality Safety Analyst Course Developed and Conducted by ORNL
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Packaging Certification Program (PCP), Office of Packaging and Transportation, is offering a Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) shielding and nuclear criticality safety (NCS) course for SARP analysts. The material is presented to emphasize the key elements of the shielding and criticality analyses.
The SARP Analyst Course (NP 607 Radiation and Nuclear Criticality Analysis of RAM Packages) provides detailed instruction on the radioactive material package shielding analyses and NCS evaluation fundamentals needed by analysts/practitioners (i.e., safety analysts and/or technical reviewers) to prepare and/or review technical analyses for the SARP documentation. The Analyst Course also provides an overview of regulations and guidelines in addition to detailed in-class exercises associated with the package shielding and NCS analyses. With regard to the in-class exercises, analysis teams will be faced with “staged” SARP examples in which a number of important decision processes in the generation of a SARP will be demonstrated and discussed.
The next SARP Analyst Course will be held March 1 - 5, 2021 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN.