May 2, 2019 | By Ellen O’Shea
NEI Used Fuel Management Conference
NAC International is proud to be a platinum sponsor of this year’s NEI Used Fuel Management Conference, scheduled to take place in West Palm Beach, Florida, May 7 to 9.

NAC executives will be presenting throughout the three-day conference.

On Tuesday, May 7, NAC’s Jay Wellwood, manager of system operations, will make two Track 1 presentations. 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., he will present “From Science to Implementation: Canister Integrity,” focusing on “cradle to storage” inspections and testing to assure the integrity of confinement boundary. From 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Jay will present “From Science to Implementation: Repair and Mitigation,” speaking on the implementation of Cold Spray technology.

On Wednesday, May 8, there are three scheduled presentations from NAC. The first, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. (Track 1), is titled “From Science to Implementation: Thermal and Radiation Modeling” and will be presented by Steve Sisley, program manager of cask development projects. His focus will be the difficulties associated with implementing the in-situ thermal testing requirement included in the NRC Certificate of Compliance for the NAC MAGNASTOR storage system and the approach that NAC has taken to satisfy the requirement through prototypic thermal tests.

The second, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. (Track 2), is titled “Removing Fuel from Reactor Sites: Transportation” and will be presented by NAC’s Jeff England, director of transportation and packaging solutions, who will discuss the systems and infrastructure for moving fuel away from reactor sites and former reactor sites.

The third, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., will be “Technical Issue Closure” by George Carver, vice president of engineering and licensing. George will focus on NAC’s efforts to answer reviewers’ position that the basket aluminum poison sheets act as insulators in a conduction model.

On Thursday, May 9, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., NAC Director of Licensing Wren Fowler will speak on regulatory changes and the associated challenges with respect to high burnup (HBU) fuel and MAGNATRAN and NAC-STC. His talk is titled “Regulatory Change and Licensing Challenges.”

In addition to the above presentations, NAC will be exhibiting in booths #15 and #16, sharing space with parent company Hitachi Zosen Corporation.

Ellen O’Shea is manager of marketing of NAC International.