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1.1 Fundamentals
1.1.1 MATHEMATICS Explain and use mathematical concepts, scientific notation, dimensional analysis, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphs, and control charts, with an understanding of basic statistics (that is, application of statistical concepts but not formula development.)
1.1.1.1 Perform basic arithmetic functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; fractions and decimals; percentages; square roots; and ratios.MA-01-1, 2, 3
MA-02-1, 2, 3, 4, 5
MA-03-1, 2, 3, 6
MA-04, 1
MA-05-1, 2, 3, 4  
1.1.1.2 Perform basic statistical analysis, including mean, mode, standard deviation, median, percent error, confidence level, precision and accuracy, and distribution functions. Interpret the results.PPTData Analysis in Excel

PPTStatistics: Dealing with Uncertainty

PPTDetector Efficiency

PPTCounting Statistics

DOC Counting Statistics Instructor Notes
Sampling Distribution of the Mean tutorial
1.1.1.3 Perform basic calculations that involve significant figures including measurementMA-03-6  
1.1.1.4 Perform calculations that involve logarithms/exponential functions, including graphing, solving for the exponent, solving for any variable, base e and base 10.MA-04-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
MA-04-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
MA-11-1, 2, 3, 4  
PPTData Analysis in Excel


PPTStatistics: Dealing with Uncertainty
1.1.1.5 Apply scientific and engineering notation in calculations including conversion of numbersMA-11-5, 6, 7, 8
MA-11-6, 7  
1.1.1.6 Demonstrate the ability to apply the concept of dimensional analysis and to perform unit conversions, unit modifiers, and metric measurements such as conversion between metric and the U.S. customary system.PH-01-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13
PH-01-2  
1.1.1.7 Perform basic algebraic operations, including calculations of area and volume. NOTE: Geometry concepts of area and volume are now included in the algebra statement.MA-05-1, 2, 3, 4
MA-06-1, 2, 3
MA-08-1, 2
MA-09-1, 2, 3
MA-10-1, 2, 3, 4
MA-13-1, 2, 4
MA-14-1, 2, 3, 4  
Virtual Manipulatives for Algebra
1.1.1.8 Perform basic trigonometric operations such as simple right triangle calculations of sine, cosine, and tangent.MA-12-1
MA-13-1, 2, 3, 4, 5
MA-14-1, 2, 3, 4
MA-15- 1, 2, 3, 5
MA-16- 1
PH-01-8  
1.1.1.9 Create and interpret graphs and control charts, including graphing data, obtaining information from graphs and control charts and nomograms, rectangular coordinate systems, and logarithmic coordinate systems.MA-12-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  PPTReactor Regulating Systems


Virtual Manipulatives for Algebra
1.1.2 PHYSICS Explain and use physics terms, units, mechanical principles, simple machines, deinitions, and basic concepts.
1.1.2.1 Develop an understanding of Systems International (SI) and English units, including measuring pressure, temperature, flow, volume, mass, weight, distance, and time.PH-01- 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10,11,12,13
HT-01-1,2,3 HT-04-1
MA-14-1  
PPTMeasuring Flow

PPTMeasuring Pressure

PPTMeasuring Level

PPTMeasuring Temperature

PPT Measurement System
1.1.2.2 Perform basic calculations and apply concepts for the following:
1.1.2.2.1 density, height and temperature effects on process fluids, mass, fluid mechanics, weight and heatPH-01- 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
PH-03- 5
PH-04- 2
IC-03-5 IC-04-3, 4, 5
IC-05-3
HT-01-1, 5, 6, 9, 10
HT-02-8 HT-03-4
HT-04-1, 2, 3, 4, 6
MA-14-3, 4  
1.1.2.2.2 temperature system conversions such as Rankine, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, CelsiusHT- 01- 1
PH-01-11
IC-02-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  
1.1.2.2.3 temperature measuring systemsHT-01- 1, 2,
IC-02-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  
1.1.2.3 Perform basic calculations and apply concepts for acceleration, distance and velocityPH-01-8
PH-02-1, 2
PH-03-1, 5
PH- 4- 2, 4, 5  
1.1.2.4 Perform basic calculations and apply concepts for the following:
1.1.2.4.1 energyPH-01-14
PH-06- 1, 2, 3, 4  
1.1.2.4.2 forcePH-03- 1
PH-04- 2
PH-05-1, 2  
1.1.2.4.3 momentumPH-04-1, 2, 3, 4  
1.1.2.4.4 powerPH-07- 1, 2  Power in Electric Circuits in All About Circuits
1.1.2.4.5 workPH-05- 1, 2  Power in Electric Circuits in All About Circuits
1.1.2.5 Explain the principles of mechanical concepts, including the following:
1.1.2.5.1 purposes and necessity of lubrication principles (such as coefficient of friction, viscosity, heat dissipation)ME-09-1, 2, 3, 4, 19, 20  
1.1.2.5.2 mechanical principles (such as simple machines, including functions of individual components such as levers, gears, cams, and pulleys)PPTSimple Machines
1.1.3 ELECTRICAL SCIENCES
1.1.3.1 Apply direct current (DC) concepts and laws; perform calculations and measurements including the following:
1.1.3.1.1 basic electrical circuits such as series and parallel, series-parallel combinationsES-03-6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 ES-04- 2, 4  
1.1.3.1.2 conductors and insulatorsES-04- 2  
1.1.3.1.3 direct current (DC) theory and DC sources (such as ideal voltage and current, non-ideal voltage and current)ES-03- 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 10,  
1.1.3.1.5 electron theoryES-01-1  
1.1.3.1.6 units of electrical measurement (such as ohms, volts, amps, watts, coulombs, joules)ES-01- 1, 2. 3. 4  
1.1.3.1.7 voltage, current, resistance and powerPH 7-2  
1.1.3.2 Apply alternating current (AC) concepts and laws and perform calculations and measurements including the following:
1.1.3.2.1 alternating current (AC) theory and AC sources (such as ideal voltage and current, non-ideal voltage and current)ES-03- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  
1.1.3.2.2 basic electrical circuits such as series and parallelES-03-4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  
1.1.3.2.3 units of electrical measurement (such as henries, farads, reactance, impedance)ES-03- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  
1.1.3.2.4 passive components, capacitors, inductorsES-03- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  
1.1.3.2.5 single-phase versus three-phaseES-03- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  
1.1.3.2.6 voltage, current, impedance, real, reactive, apparent power and power factor relationshipsPH 7-2
ES-03- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  
1.1.3.3 Explain basic electronic theory, including semiconductors, diodes, and transistors. NOTE: This section of National Academy ACAD documents is out of date and does not reflect current technology; it is considered plant specific.
1.1.4 BASIC ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS Explain and apply basic concepts associated with atomic structure, nuclear interactions and reactions, fission process, and reactor operation.
1.1.4.1 Explain basic atomic structure, including atomic mass unit, protons, neutrons, electrons, isotopes, mass-energy equivalence, mass defect, binding energy, and binding energy per nucleon.NS-01-1, 2, 3, 4, 5
NS-02-1, 2, 3, 7, 8
NS-04-2  
PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.4.2 Explain basic nuclear interactions and reactions, including radioactive decay processes (alpha, beta, gamma, electron capture), (content added: neutron activation), half-life determination, isotope identification methods, ionization (Bremsstrahlung, ionization and excitation), radiation interactions with matter (pair production, Compton scattering, photo-electrical effect), and neutron interactions (elastic and inelastic scattering, charged particle emission, fission, radioactive capture).ES-01- 1
NS-01-1, 2, 3, 4, 5
NS-02- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
NS-03-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
NS-04-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
NS-05-1, 2, 3, 5
NS-08-1  
PPTRadioactive Decay

PPTRadiation Detection: Principles & Instruments

DOCRadiaton Detection: Principles & Instruments Instructor Notes


PPTInteractions with Matter

1.1.4.3 Explain the basic fission process, including the theory of fission process (delayed and prompt neutrons, thermal and fast neutrons), control of fission process, neutron flux effects on reactor power, neutron leakage, fission products, neutron sources, and radiation from fission and from fission products.PH 7-2
NS-01- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
NS-02- 1, 2, 3
NS-03- 2, 7
NS-4- 3, 4, 5, 6
NS-5- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
NS-06- 1, 2, 5  
PPTInteractions with Matter
1.1.4.4. Explain residual heat/decay heat, including the sources of decay heat (describe sources of decay and residual heat and its significance).NS-04-6, 7, 8, 9, 10
NS-5- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
NS-8- 7, 8  
1.1.4.5 Explain, identify and quantify major sources of natural background radiation, man-made sources of background radiation, and radioactive sources routinely found in a nuclear plant (such as cobalt-60, cobalt-58, cesium-137, cesium-134, iodine-131, xenon-133, iridium-192)PPTBackground Radiation

PPTBiological Effects of Radiation

PPTChemistry and Radcon

1.1.4.6 Explain basic reactor operation, to include basic reactor types, reactor parameters, reactivity (including reactivity coefficients: temperature, void, fuel (Doppler)), response to control rods/boron/fission product poisons, reactor startup and shutdown, reactivity events, general design overview of the station reactor type(s), basic reactor core parameters, and reactivity control methods.NS-05- 4, 5
NS-06-3, 4, 6, 7, 8
NS-07-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12
NS-08-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  
PPTResidual Heat & Reactor Operation

PPTPlant Status

PPTOverview of Nuclear Plant Systems

PPT History of Nuclear Technology Reactor Design

PPTReactor Regulating Systems

DOCReactor Coolant System Lesson Plan


PPTReactor Coolant System Instructor Notes

1.1.5 HEAT TRANSFER AND FLUID FLOW heat transfer, and principles of fluid flow.
1.1.5.1 Explain principles and concepts related to heat including the following:
1.1.5.1.1 heat transfer mechanisms and heat exchanger construction and typesHT-02- 3, 4, 5, 6
MS-03- 1, 3, 4  
1.1.5.1.2 temperature including temperature scales, F, C and K (such as kinetic theory of gases)HT-01- 1, 2,
PH-01-8, 10  
1.1.5.2 Explain the concepts and principles of steam including the following:
1.1.5.2.1 basic steam-water cycleHT- 03- 4  
1.1.5.2.2 boiling and saturationHT- 02- 6, 7  
1.1.5.2.3 pressure-temperature relationshipHT-010 3 HT-03- 2  PPTMeasuring Pressure
1.1.5.2.4 properties of steam and water including pressure-temperature relationship, basic steam-water cycle, steam tables, boiling, saturation, temperature/pressure and thermal efficiency.HT-01-1, 2
HT-02-2, 6, 7
HT-03- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  
1.1.5.2.5 steam tablesHT- 03- 6  
1.1.5.3 Explain the principles of heat transfer including the following:
1.1.5.3.1 heat transfer mechanisms such as conduction, convection and radiationHT-02-3, 4, 5, 6  
1.1.5.3.2 heat exchangersIC-03-5
IC-04-3, 4, 5
IC-05-3  
1.1.5.3.3 latent and sensible heatHT-03-1
HT-02-2, 3, 5  
1.1.5.3.4 thermal efficiencyHT-03-5  
1.1.5.4 Explain principles of fluid flow including the following:
1.1.5.4.1 effects of throttling on flow and pressureHT-04- 5  
1.1.5.4.2 filling and venting - understanding the concept of high point vents relating to air binding and water hammerHT-04- 10  
1.1.5.4.3 fluid properties and mechanics including laminar and turbulent flowHT-01- 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
HT-02-8 HT-03-4
HT-04- 1, 2, 3, 4, 6  
1.1.5.4.4 flow within a closed system to include water hammer, heating, draining, filling and venting and the effects of throttlingHT-04-3, 4, 5, 6, 10  DOCExtraction Steam & Heater Drain Lesson Plan

DOCExtraction Steam and Heater Drain Instructor Notes

1.1.5.4.5 pump theory including cavitationME-02- 2, 11, 12  
1.1.5.4.6 water hammer types and mechanismsHT-04-7, 8, 9, 10 ME-02-19  
1.1.6 CHEMISTRY fundamentals, including water chemistry control and reactor water chemistry.
1.1.6.1 Explain and apply the basic fundamentals of chemistry including the following:
1.1.6.1.1 acids and basesCH-03-1, 2  PPTPlant Chemistry Overview


1.1.6.1.2 conductivityCH-05-5 CH-06-2 IC-08-1  
1.1.6.1.3 ion exchangersCH-04-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19  DOCFuel Pool Cooling & Cleanup System Instructor Notes
1.1.6.1.4 mixtures, solutions, and compoundsCH-01-5 CH-02-9  PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.1.5 moleculesCH-01-3  PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.1.6 Periodic TableCH-01-10, 11, 12, 13  PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.1.7 pHCH-03-3, 4, 5, 6  PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.1.8 properties and uses of gasesCH-07-7, 8, 9, 11
HT-01-8, 10  
1.1.6.1.9 states of matterCH-01-4  
1.1.6.1.10 units of measureCH-02-9  
1.1.6.2 Explain and apply basic water chemistry control fundamentals including the following:
1.1.6.2.1 effects of impurities (such as increased corrosion rates, reduction in heat transfer area, tube failure in steam generators)CH-01-5 CH-02-9  PPT Cooling Towers & Air Cooled Condensers

PPT Plant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.2.2 ion exchange theory (such as discussion on anion and cation resin and mixed bed resin; discussions on channeling, break-through and resin bed exhaustion and observation of decontamination factor)CH-04-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19  PPT Primary Water Chemistry


PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.2.3 parameters monitored (such as pH, conductivity, sodium, chlorides, fluorides, sulfates, hardness, silica)CH-01-5
CH-02-9
CH-05- 5
CH-06- 2  
1.1.6.2.4 principles of water treatment (such as water purification with filters/reverse osmosisCH-04-8, 9, 10  PPTWater Treatment

PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.2.5 sources of impurities (such as tube leaks in heat exchangers/condensers)CH-04-1, 2, 14, 18  PPT Cooling Towers & Air Cooled Condensers

PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.2.6 the corrosion process including types characteristics and preventionCH-06-1, 2, 3, 5, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
CH-07-7, 8, 9, 11  
PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.2.7 water chemistry control methods (such as ion exchange, O2 control with chemistry (hydrazine) or gas (N2), pH control (amines))CH-04-5, 7, 10  PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.3 Explain and apply reactor water chemistry fundamentals including the following:
1.1.6.3.1 analytical results and core conditions (plant specific)PPTPrimary Water Chemistry

1.1.6.3.2 control/removal of impurities (such as demineralization, chemical addition, hydrogen addition, hydrazine, degassing)CH-04- 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 IC-05-3  PPTPrimary Water Chemistry

PPTPlant Chemistry Overview

PPTWater Treatment
1.1.6.3.3 effects of impurities (such as an increase in corrosion rates, total gases, local radiation levels)CH-04-1, 2, 14, 18  PPTPrimary Water Chemistry

PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.3.4 hydrogen gas in reactor water (such as for use of O2 control)IC-03-5  PPTPrimary Water Chemistry

1.1.6.3.5 radioalysis and recombination (such as water/ammonia and the effects on pH)CH-05-1  
1.1.6.3.6 radiochemistry (such as causes of an indications of crud burst and/or fuel failure, ion exchange exhaustion sampling methods (plant specific)
1.1.6.3.7 sources of impurities (such as air intrusion, ion exchanger exhaustion)CH-01-5
CH-02-9
CH-04-1, 2, 14, 18
CH-04-5, 7, 10
CH-05-5  
PPTPlant Chemistry Overview
1.1.6.3.8 types of impurities (such as chlorides, fluorides, O2 and H2)CH-01-5
CH-02-9
CH-04-1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 14, 18
CH-05-5  
PPTPrimary Water Chemistry
1.1.7 PROPERTIES OF REACTOR PLANT MATERIALS Explain the basic concepts of the properties of metals and alloys; the strength of materials; brittle fracture; plant material problems; thermal shock stress; erosion, corrosion, and control.
1.1.7.1 Explain basic material properties including:
1.1.7.1.1 alloy definition and applicationCH-06-1, 3, 8
MS-01-10, 12, 13
MS-02-1, 11, 14, 22, 23
MS-04-4  
PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.1.2 compressive strengthMS-02- 2, 3  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.1.3 expansion/contraction associated with temperature changesMS-02- 16 MS-05- 3, 4  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.1.4 heat treating and annealing related to the properties of metalsMS-02- 18 CH-02-20, 21  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.1.5 radiation-induced embrittlement by neutron exposureMS-03-7, 8  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.1.6 material strengthMS-02-11, 14  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.1.7 structure basics and changes in structure (overview of general metals properties, not a discussion of crystalline structure)MS-01- 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10
MS-02- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  
1.1.7.1.8 torque limitsMS-02- 11, 12, 13, 14  
1.1.7.1.9 yield and tensile strengthMS-02- 3, 11  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.2 Explain brittle fracture characteristics, mechanisms and temperature effects such as heatup and cool downMS-03-7, 8
MS-04- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
MS-05- 1, 2, 5, 6, 7  
PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.3 Explain plant material problems, including the following:MS-03-7, 8  
1.1.7.3.1 corrosion - types including general and specific
1.1.7.3.1.f -- microbiologically-induced corrosion (open system sources such as marine growth)HT-05-4  
1.1.7.3.1a -- pit and creviceCH-06-18, 19 MS-02-16  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.3.1b -- galvanicCH-06-17 MS-02-16  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.3.1c -- chloride stressCH-06-18 MS-02-16  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.3.1d -- caustic stressCH-06-18 MS-02-16  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.3.1e -- stress corrosion cracking, including intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC)CH-06-3, 18, 19  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.3.2 effects of contaminants on corrosion and material propertiesCH-06-1, 2, 3, 5, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.3.3 erosion, including flow-accelerated corrosion and cavitationCH-06-8 IC-03-5
IC-04-3, 4, 5
IC-05-3  
1.1.7.3.4 fatigue failure/work hardeningMS-03- 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  
1.1.7.3.5 thermal shock/stress defintion, causes and effectsMS-05-1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16  PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials
1.1.7.3.6 -vibration induced crackingPPTEffects of Corrosion

PPTProperties of Reactor Plant Materials

1.1.8 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DETECTION
1.1.8.1 Explain the principles and operation of radiation detection and monitors including the following:
1.1.8.1.1 area radiation monitorsIC-09-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15  DOC Radiation Detection Principles & Instruments Instructor Notes

PPTRad Measurements Instruments

DOC Radiation Measurements Lesson Plan


1.1.8.1.2 electronic dosimeter (self-reading pocket dosimeters)IC-09-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15  PPTRadiation Detection Principles & Instruments

PPT Radiographic Testing

PPTPortable Radiation Survey Instruments

DOC Radiation Detection Principles & Instruments Instructor Notes

PPTRad Measurements Instruments

Daniel A. Gollnick, Basic Radiation Protection Technology, 6th edition, ISBN: 0-916339-14-9, Pacific Radiation Corporation, Chapter 12, "Surveys, Calibration and Data Analysis"  
1.1.8.1.3 gas-filled detectorsIC-09-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15  PPTRadiation Detection Principles & Instruments

DOC Radiation Detection Principles

PPTPortable Radiation Survey Instruments

PPT Laboratory Instrumentation

PPT Instrumentation Review

DOC Radiation Detection Principles & Instruments Instructor Notes

PPTRad Measurements Instruments

DOC Radiation Measurements Lesson Plan
Daniel A. Gollnick, Basic Radiation Protection Technology, 6th edition, ISBN: 0-916339-14-9, Pacific Radiation Corporation, Chapter 12, "Surveys, Calibration and Data Analysis"  
1.1.8.1.4 personnel dosimetry (for example, thermoluminescent detectors)IC-09-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15  PPTRadiation Detection Principles & Instruments

DOC Radiation Detection Principles

PPTPortable Radiation Survey Instruments

DOC Radiation Detection Principles & Instruments Instructor Notes

PPTRad Measurements Instruments

DOC Radiation Measurements Lesson Plan

Daniel A. Gollnick, Basic Radiation Protection Technology, 6th edition, ISBN: 0-916339-14-9, Pacific Radiation Corporation, Chapter 12, "Surveys, Calibration and Data Analysis"  
1.1.8.1.5 personnel monitors, whole body monitorsPPTRadiation Detection Principles & Instruments

PPTPortable Radiation Survey Instruments
Daniel A. Gollnick, Basic Radiation Protection Technology, 6th edition, ISBN: 0-916339-14-9, Pacific Radiation Corporation, Chapter 12, "Surveys, Calibration and Data Analysis"  
1.1.8.1.6 process radiation monitors (liquid and gaseous)PPTRadiation Detection Principles & Instruments

PPTGaseous Radwaste

PPTRad Measurements Instruments

DOC Radiation Detection Principles & Instruments Instructor Notes
1.1.8.1.7 scintillation detectorsIC-09-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15  PPTRadiation Detection Principles & Instruments

PPT Laboratory Instrumentation

PPTPortable Radiation Survey Instruments

DOC Radiation Detection Principles & Instruments Instructor Notes

PPTRad Measurements Instruments

DOC Radiation Measurements Lesson Plan
Daniel A. Gollnick, Basic Radiation Protection Technology, 6th edition, ISBN: 0-916339-14-9, Pacific Radiation Corporation, Chapter 12, "Surveys, Calibration and Data Analysis"  
1.1.8.2 Explain radiation effects including the effects of radiation on matter and body tissues (such as somatic, genetic, acute and chronic)PPTPortable Radiation Survey Instruments

PPTBiological Effects of Radiation

PPTBiological Effects at the Cellular Level

PPT Laboratory Instrumentation
1.1.8.3 Perform calculations that involve radioactive dose and matter as follows:
1.1.8.3.1 conversion of units (grays, sieverts, becquerel, curies, roentgen, rems, rads)PPTDose Equivalent

PPTRadiographic Testing

PPTBiological Effects of Radiation

PPTRadiographic Testing

PPTChemistry and Radcon

PPTExternal Exposure Control




1.1.8.3.2 Explain exposure control including the following:PPT Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program

DOC Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program

PPTDose Equivalent

PPTBiological Effects of Radiation

PPTBiological Effects at the Cellular Level

PPTExternal Exposure Control


1.1.8.3.3 Explain exposure control including the following:PPTDose Equivalent

PPTBiological Effects of Radiation


PPTPlant Chemistry

PPTChemistry and Radcon

PPTPlant Chemistry Overview

PPTExternal Exposure Control
1.1.8.4 Explain exposure control including the following:
1.1.8.4.1 contaminationPPT Contamination Control, Decontamination & Respiratory Protection

PPT Radiological Controls


PPT Protection Against Radiation


PPT Contamination Control


DOC Contamination Control Lesson Plan




Daniel A. Gollnick, Basic Radiation Protection Technology, 6th edition, ISBN: 0-916339-11-4, Pacific Radiation Corporation, Chapter 12, "Surveys, Calibrations, and Data Analysis"  
1.1.8.4.2 decontaminationPPT Contamination Control, Decontamination & Respiratory Protection

PPT Protection Against Radiation


PPT Contamination Control


DOC Contamination Control Lesson Plan




Daniel A. Gollnick, Basic Radiation Protection Technology, 6th edition, ISBN: 0-916339-11-4, Pacific Radiation Corporation, Chapter 12, "Surveys, Calibrations, and Data Analysis"  
1.1.8.4.3 exposure reduction methodsPPT Contamination Control, Decontamination & Respiratory Protection


PPT Radiological Controls


PPT Contamination Control


DOC Contamination Control Lesson Plan



Daniel A. Gollnick, Basic Radiation Protection Technology, 6th edition, ISBN: 0-916339-11-4, Pacific Radiation Corporation, Chapter 12, "Surveys, Calibrations, and Data Analysis"  
1.1.8.4.4 protective clothing and respiratorsPPT Contamination Control, Decontamination & Respiratory Protection


PPT Radiological Controls


PPT Protection Against Radiation


PPT Contamination Control


DOC Contamination Control Lesson Plan
Daniel A. Gollnick, Basic Radiation Protection Technology, 6th edition, ISBN: 0-916339-11-4, Pacific Radiation Corporation, Chapter 12, "Surveys, Calibrations, and Data Analysis"  
1.1.8.4.5 provisions of 10CFR20PPTContamination Control, Decontamination & Respiratory Protection


PPTRadiological Controls


PPTProtection Against Radiation


PPTKey Parts of 10 CFR for the Nuclear Industry


PPTRad Measurements Instruments

DOCRad Measurements Instrument Lesson Plan

1.1.8.4.6 radiologically controlled areasPPTContamination Control, Decontamination & Respiratory Protection


PPTProtection Against Radiation

1.1.8.4.7 site administrative controls and limits (margin from regulatory limits)PPTContamination Control, Decontamination & Respiratory Protection


PPTRadiological Controls


PPTProtection Against Radiation


PPT Reactor Protection System




1.1.9 REACTOR PLANT PROTECTION
1.1.9.1 Explain basic concepts related to reactor plant protection, including:
1.1.9.1.1 administrative controls and procedural conceptsPPTProtection Against Radiation





1.1.9.1.2 automatic reactor plant protection conceptsPPT Nuclear Plant Systems


PPTReactor Regulating Systems

1.1.9.1.3 defense in depthPPTReactor Protection System

1.1.9.1.4 fission product barriersPPTReactor Protection System


DOCReactor Coolant System Instructor Notes


1.1.9.1.5 limiting conditions for operationPPTCore Radiological Instructions


PPTPlant Status


DOCReactor Coolant System Instructor Notes
1.1.9.2 Summarize basic information about major industry operating experience including:
1.1.9.2.1 Three Mile Island Nuclear Station accidentPPTOff-Normal and Emergency Response


PPTPost-Accident Sampling


PPT History of Nuclear Technology Reactor Design

DOC Nuclear Regulatory Commission


1.1.9.2.2 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accidentPPT Power Systems


PPT History of Nuclear Technology Reactor Design


1.1.9.2.3 Salem Generating Station turbine blade throwPDF Salem Generating Plant Turbines

PPT History of Nuclear Technology Reactor Design
1.1.9.2.5 Idaho Falls stuck rod accidentPDF Idaho Falls

PPT History of Nuclear Technology Reactor Design
1.1.9.2.6 Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station eventPDF Davis-besse

PPT History of Nuclear Technology Reactor Design
1.1.10 COMPUTERS (Plant specific) Explain and perform basic computer commands (NOTE: This section of the National Academy ACAD documents is out of date and does not reflect current techology; it is considered plant specific.
1.1.11 REACTOR SAFETY DESIGN Content has been combined with Reactor Plant Protection
1.2 BASIC SYSTEMS KNOWLEDGE Describe general systems and components associated with a nuclear power plant.
1.2.1 Explain the basic operation of the following subsystems: Generic Overview (Included in Curriculum)
1.2.1.1 Chemical and volume control (PWR)PPT Power Systems


PPTOverview of Nuclear Plant Systems

PPTChemical and Volume Control System

DOCChemical and Volume Control Systems Lesson Plan

1.2.1.2 Circulating waterPPTResidual Heat & Reactor Operation

PPT Power Systems


PPTBoiling Water Reactor Systems

PPTIntroduction to BWR Systems

PPTMain Circulating Water & Condensate Systems
1.2.1.3 CondensatePPT Power Systems


PPTBoiling Water Reactor Systems

PPTIntroduction to BWR Systems

PPTMain Circulating Water & Condensate Systems

PPTOverview of Nuclear Plant Systems

DOCCondensate and Feedwater Systems Instructor Notes




1.2.1.4 ContainmentPPTNuclear Plant Systems

PPTResidual Heat & Reactor Operation

PPT Power Systems


PPTBoiling Water Reactor Systems

1.2.1.5 Containment sprayPPTNuclear Plant Systems

PPT Power Systems


PPTBoiling Water Reactor Systems

PPTIntroduction to BWR Systems
1.2.1.6 Control rod drive mechanismPPTNuclear Plant Systems

PPT Power Systems



PPTIntroduction to BWR Systems


1.2.1.7 Emergency core cooling systemsPPTNuclear Plant Systems

PPT Power Systems


PPTIntroduction to BWR Systems

PPTOverview of Nuclear Plant Systems




1.2.1.8 Emergency powerPPTNuclear Plant Systems

PPT Power Systems


1.2.1.9 Environmental monitoringPPTRadiological Environmental Monitoring Program

DOC Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program



1.2.1.10 FeedwaterPPT Power Systems


PPTBoiling Water Reactor Systems

PPTIntroduction to BWR Systems

PPTOverview of Nuclear Plant Systems
1.2.1.11 Main steamPPTNuclear Plant Systems

PPTIntroduction to BWR Systems

PPTPlant Status

PPTMain Steam System

DOC Main Steam Instructor Notes

PPTMain Steam System
1.2.1.12 Off-gas (BWR)PPTBoiling Water Reactor Systems

PPTIntroduction to BWR Systems

DOCMain Steam Lesson Plan


1.2.1.13 Post-accident samplingPPTOff-Normal and Emergency Response

PPTPost-Accident Sampling


1.2.1.14 Pressurizer (PWR)DOCReactor Coolant System Instructor Notes
1.2.1.15 Pressurizer relief (PWR)PPT Power Systems
1.2.1.16 Radiation monitoringPPTOff-Normal and Emergency Response
1.2.1.17 Reactor coolantPPTIntroduction to BWR Systems

DOCPrimary Systems

DOCReactor Coolant System Instructor Notes

1.2.1.18 Reactor water cleanup (BWR)PPTPlant Chemistry Control

PPT Power Systems
1.2.1.19 Recirculation (BWR)PPT Power Systems


PPTBoiling Water Reactor Systems

PPTIntroduction to BWR Systems
1.2.1.20 Residual heat removal/shutdown coolingNS-04-6, 7
NS-08-7, 8  
1.2.1.21 Suppression pool (BWR)PPTBoiling Water Reactor Systems

PPTIntroduction to BWR Systems
Plant Specific (Included plant internship Training)
• Auxiliary feedwater (PWR)
• Closed cooling water systems
• Containment iodine removal
• Containment isolation  and cooling
• Containment pressure relief
• Containment purge
• Fine motion control rods (ABWR)
• Fuel handling equipment
• Fuel pool cooling
• Gross failed fuel detector
• Hydrogen recombiner and purge
• Ice condenser (PWR)
• In-core detectors (PWR)
• Instrument and control
• Isolation condenser (BWR)
• Penetration cooling
• Plant ventilation
• Pumps and seals
• Radioactive sump
• Radwaste
• Reactor internal pumps (ABWR)
• Standby liquid control (BWR)
• Sub atmospheric pressure containment operation
• Transverse in core probes (BWR)
• Waste gas decay (PWR)
• Waste treatment
• Water treatment
• Valve actuators
• Valve Packing
• Valve types
1.3 BASIC COMPONENTS KNOWLEDGE Describe basic construction, application, and operation of basic plant components.
1.3.1 Describe the theory, construction and application of the following mechanical components:
1.3.1.1 Air compressors (such as rotary, reciprocating, and centrifugal)ME-06-1, 2, 3, 4  
1.3.1.2 Heat exchangers (such as cross-flow, counter-flow and parallel flow); steam condensers and steam generators (U-tube and once-through)) - Include discussion on heat transfer across the heat exchanger and indications of heat exchanger foulingMS-03- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
HT-04-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
HT-05- 1, 2, 3, 4
ME-03-7  
1.3.1.3 Pumps, ejectors, and eductors such as for pumps (centrifugal, positive displacement) - Include centrifugal pump laws, series, and parallel operation; net positive suction head; requirements of minimum flow and effects of dead-heading pump; and causes and indications of cavitation and how to prevent it.ME-02-1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21  
1.3.1.4 Strainers, filters, and traps, including demineralizers, screens, and centrifuges for process filtration systemsME-05-1, 2  
1.3.1.5 Steam traps (such as lever-operated, piston-operated and float-operated)ME-04-1  
1.3.1.6 Steam turbines (such as impulse and reaction turbines, turbine arrangements and steam flow, high-pressure and low-pressure turbines)ME-10-5, 6  
1.3.1.7 Valves (such as gate, globe, butterfly, ball, check, needle, diaphragm-operated, plug, pressure relief, and safety) and dampers (pneumatic, hyraulic); limitations of different valve types (for example, gate valve not good for throttling)ME-01- 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11,12  PPTValves

PPTPneumatic Control Valves
1.3.2 Describe the theory, construction and application of diesel engines including the following:
1.3.2.1 Accessories/support systemsME-11-7  PPTEmergency Diesel Generator


PPTEmergency Diesel Generators (2)

1.3.2.2 Failure mechanisms and systemsME-11-8  PPTEmergency Diesel Generator


PPTEmergency Diesel Generators (2)

1.3.2.3 Main structural componentsME-11-2  PPTEmergency Diesel Generator


PPTEmergency Diesel Generators (2)

1.3.2.4 Main moving componentsME-11-1, 2  PPTEmergency Diesel Generator


PPTEmergency Diesel Generators (2)




1.3.2.5 Principles of operationsME-11-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  PPTEmergency Diesel Generator


PPTEmergency Diesel Generators (2)

1.3.3 Describe the theory, construction and application of air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems, including refrigeration machines and the basic refrigeration cycleME-07-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
ME-08-2, 8
ME-08-3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12  
1.3.4 Describe the theory, construction and application of structural and auxiliary equipment including the following:
1.3.4.1 boilers (such as electric, gas-fired, fuel-oil-fired)PPTBoilers and Thermic Fluid Heaters
1.3.4.2 elevators (such as basic operation of and basic rescue methodology)PPTElevator Systems, Hoists & Cranes

PPTHoists and Cranes

1.3.4.3 fire barriers (such as purpose and construction of and identification of barrier degradation)PPTFire Detection & Protection Systems

PPTFire Protection System

DOCFire Detection and Protection Instructor Notes

1.3.4.4 hangers and snubbers for support and restraint (such as discussion on water hammer and the different types, including water slug, valve slam, column rejoining and condensate induced)ME-12-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ES-13- 4, 5  
1.3.4.5 hoists and cranes (such as manual and electric)PPTAuxiliary Mechanical Equipment

PPTElevator Systems, Hoists & Cranes

PPTHoists and Cranes

PPTInitial Rigging
1.3.5 Describe the theory, construction, and application of rotating equipment, including the following:
1.3.5.1 generatorsES-11-1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  PPTEmergency Diesel Generator


PPTEmergency Diesel Generators (2)

1.3.5.2 motorsES-12-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
ES-06-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
ES-12-1, 3, 5, 8, 10
ES-14-7, 8, 9  
PPTPlant Overview--Motors
1.3.6 Describe the theory, construction and resistive electrical equipment including the following:
1.3.6.1 heatersME-08-5, 6  
1.3.6.2 heat tracing (such as reasons for using heat tracing)PPTRadiant Heat Transfer

1.3.7 Describe the theory, construction, and application of electrical supply components, including the following:
1.3.7.1 batteries and chargersES-07-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  
1.3.7.2 circuit breakers (such as protection)ES-14-2, 3, 4, 6  PPTSwitchgear & Motor Control Centers
1.3.7.3 inverters and uninterruptible power suppliesES-07  
1.3.7.4 switchgear, load centers, and motor control centers (such as protective relaying and schematics of a basic system from high voltage to lower voltage)ES-14- 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  PPTPlant Status

PPTSwitchgear & Motor Control Centers
1.3.7.5 transformers (such as stepup transformers and stepdown transformers, winding configurations)ES-11- 12, 13, 14, 15, 16  
1.3.8 Describe the theory, construction and application of electrical control components including the following:
1.3.8.1 cable (such as routing for train separation and methods of fire detection/protection for cables/cable trays)PPTForeign Material Exclusion
1.3.8.2 control circuits (such as proportional, integral and derivative or a combination thereof)ES-14-1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
IC-06-8, 9, 10, 11  
PPTReactor Regulating Systems



DOCFire Protection System Water Protection Instructor Notes

1.3.8.3 meters (such as voltage and current and how a change in meter indication could indicate circuit degradation of a change in process (pump discharge valve opened for increased flow))ES- 13-1, 3, 4  PPTElectronic Controls
1.3.8.4 relays (such as schematics to show operation of relays that energize to actuate, deenergize to actuate, time delay energize and time delay deenergize)ES-01-2
ES-14-2, 3  
PPTPlant Status
1.3.9 Describe the theory, construction and application of valve actuator types (such as motors, pneumatic, hydraulic) including the following:
1.3.9.1 manual operation (such as methods used for different types of actuators)IC 06- 1, 2, 3, 7
ME-01-4, 5, 6, 13  
PPTValves
1.3.9.2 position indication (such as methods for indication, local and remote indications and observation of process indications to determine valve position)ME-02-12, 13, 17, 18, 19  PPTValves

PPTPneumatic Control Valves

1.3.9.3 impact of environmental conditionsFrankilin Kirt, Thomas Weedon, Instrumentation, 5th Edition, ISBN: 978-0-82-69-3430-7; Chapter 41 Actuators and Positioners, p. 495  
1.3.10 Describe the theory and application of electronic equipment including the following:
1.3.10.1 analyzers (such as H2, O2 and chemical)Frankilin Kirt, Thomas Weedon, Instrumentation, 5th Edition, ISBN: 978-0-82-69-3430-7; Chapter 6Electrochemical and Composition Analyzers, p. 273  
1.3.10.2 computers/micro-processors (plant specific)
1.3.10.3 signal convertersFrankilin Kirt, Thomas Weedon, Instrumentation, 5th Edition, ISBN: 978-0-82-69-3430-7; Chapter 35, Automatic Control and Process Dynamics, p. 388