NAC Stoller Nuclear Fuel Products and Services
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Nuclear Fuel Design Review and Analysis by NAC Stoller provides independent assessment of fuel designs, newly introduced design features and materials, including their likely performance under operating and accident conditions. Such analyses are available in support of procurement activity, supplier transition, or the introduction of a new design/design feature/manufacturing process by an existing supplier.

Fuel Related Reactor Operations Support services are available from our experienced team including:

  • Reactor Coolant System Water Chemistry Program Evaluations
  • Failed Fuel Analysis and Action Plans
  • Poolside Examinations and Spent Fuel Tooling Designs

Fuel Fabrication Procurement Services include:

Technical and Quality Assurance Oversight in the manufacture of nuclear fuel and other safety-related or quality related procurements. NAC Stoller can work independently, or in support of a customer team. With experience of oversight at vendor factories in the U.S. and Europe, including component sub-suppliers, we are able to provide:

  • Vendor QA system audits
  • Manufacturing process qualification audits
  • Performance-based manufacturing oversight
  • Training of your personnel

Fuel Fabrication Procurement Support including:

  • Fabrication market analysis
  • Bid evaluation (technical/economic/commercial)
  • Drafting of bid specifications and fuel supply contracts
  • Support to contract negotiations
  • Assistance in transition between fuel vendors

For many years NAC International has provided expert support to nuclear utilities seeking augmentation of their in-house knowledge and personnel responsible for nuclear fuel fabrication procurement. NAC’s expert support to your procurement activities has the potential to repay the investment in our services many times over.

NAC Stoller Training includes:

Performance-Based Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Oversight in a 2.5 day seminar provides training on fabrication techniques and the assessment of them in consideration of design, materials, performance, reliability and integrity. The training presents methods and approaches for the development of a prioritised (graded), engineering-based, technical oversight program. This training helps utility oversight staff to identify and focus on the most important aspects of manufacturing, including statistical techniques appropriate for the assessment of manufacturing processes and inspections.

Products

Regular Nuclear Fuel technical products from NAC Stoller include the COPAG (Core Performance Assessment Group) program. COPAG membership includes utilities that operate a diversity of reactor types and fuel designs in Asia, Europe, and the United States. They sponsor independent analyses by NAC Stoller of critical contemporary issues in nuclear fuel design, manufacturing, operation, performance and reliability. COPAG provides members with highly organised vendor and industry information, including expert analysis on nuclear fuel and core components.

 

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