Technical papers, presentations and articles – 2019

Experts at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are often requested to present technical papers and presentations about the nuclear industry at conferences, seminars, technical meetings and workshops in Canada and around the world. Also, these experts write technical articles that are published in various journals.

CNSC experts also contribute to the development of research projects. Abstracts and the final research reports are available under the CNSC Research and Support Program.

Below is a listing of abstracts for published papers, presentations and journal articles.

To obtain a copy of the document that is related to an abstract, contact the CNSC. When contacting the CNSC, please provide the title and date of the abstract.

2019

Subject: Battery Aging: Battery Degradations in Safety Electrical Power Systems for Nuclear Power Plants
Presented at: IAEA Technical Meeting of Direct Current Power Systems and Application of New Devices in Safety EP for NPPs
Date: December 2-6, 2019
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: D. Ndomba and N. El Dabaghi
Type: Presentation
Title: Regulatory Perspective on Chemistry Control at NPPs
Topic: Chemistry
Presented at: Technical Meeting on the Control and Monitoring of Coolant Chemistry and Related Issues on Fuel Reliability in Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors
Date: November 25-28, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: S. Gingras and C. Holvey
Type: Paper and presentation
Subject: The development of regulatory requirements to manage alcohol and drug use in Canada’s high security nuclear facilities
Presented at: Issues of Substance Conference
Date: November 25-27, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Prepared by: Aaron Derouin and Lynda Hunter
Type: Abstract of a poster presentation
Title: Assessing Cyber Security in Small Modular Reactors
Topic: Cyber security
Presented at: WINS Workshop on the Security of Small Modular Reactors
Date: November 21, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Yubo (Kevin) Lei
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Title: Uranium Concentrations in Soil and Vegetation near Uranium Processing Facility
Topic: Behaviour of uranium in soil and its transfer to vegetation
Presented at: The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 40th Meeting
Date: November 7, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Michael Ilin and Andrew McAllister
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Title: The Canadian Nuclear Regulator’s Perspective on Safety Culture
Topic: Safety and security culture
Presented at: International Conference on Effective Nuclear and Radiation Regulatory Systems
Date: November 4–7, 2019
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Prepared by: Greg Lamarre
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Title: Technical and Scientific Support Organization Forum – Supporting the Development of Technical and Scientific Capacities in Member States
Topic: TSO Forum Initiative
Presented at: International Conference on Effective Nuclear and Radiation Regulatory Systems
Date: November 4–7, 2019
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Prepared by: Greg Lamarre
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Title: Mathematical Modelling of Fault Activation from Water Injection at an Underground Research Facility
Topic: Fault hydromechanics
Presented at: The DECOVALEX Coupled Processes Symposium
Date: November 4-5, 2019
Location: Brugg, Switzerland
Prepared by: Son Nguyen
Type: Abstract of a poster presentation
Subject: Improving the CNSC Technical Reactor Safety Group for the EOC
Presented at: 3rd International CNS Technical Meeting on Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the Nuclear Industry
Date: October 27–30, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: Sam Gyepi-Garbrah
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Overview of Liquid Sodium Fires: A Case of Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors
Presented at: 25th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 25) – 16th International Post Conference Seminar on Fire Safety in Nuclear Power Plants and Installations
Date: October 27–30, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: J. Eduful, A. Bounagui and H. Shalabi
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Evaluation Of The Fire Stop In Preventing Fire Spread Along Cable Trays Using Fire Dynamics Simulator
Presented at: 3rd International Meeting on Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the Nuclear Industry
Date: October 27–30, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: A. Bounagui
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Canadian Fire Protection Regulatory Requirements for Small Modular Reactors
Presented at: 25th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 25) – 16th International Post Conference Seminar on Fire Safety in Nuclear Power Plants and Installations
Date: October 27–30, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Prepared by: A. Bounagui, J. Eduful and H. Shalabi
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Title: Probabilistic Assessments: Principles and Computational Methods
Topic: Probabilistic Methods
Presented at: 3rd International Seminar on Probabilistic Methods for Nuclear Applications
Date: October 22-24, 2019
Location: Rockville, MD, USA
Prepared by: B. Wasiluk (CNSC-OEAD) and M. Pandey (University of Waterloo)
Type: Technical Presentation
Subject: Status Report on Hydrogen and Combustible Gases SOAR to NEA–WGAMA
Topic: Severe accidents
Presented at: NEA–WGAMA Plenary Meeting, September 16-19
Date: September 16-19, 2019
Location: Paris, France (delivered by WebEx)
Prepared by: Samuel Gyepi-Garbrah
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: SERPENT-based Few-Group Cross Section Data for NESTLE-C
Presented at: M&C 2019 International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering
Date: August 25-29, 2019
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Prepared by: A. Trottier, S. Pfeiffer and D. Serghiuta
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Challenging Test Problems for Coupled Transient Simulations of Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors
Presented at: M&C 2019 International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering
Date: August 25-29, 2019
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Prepared by: A. Trottier, N. Aydemir, M. Krause, M. Dahmani and D. Serghiuta
Type: Technical paper
Subject: Recent Developments in Ensuring Seismic Safety of NPPs Post-Fukushima: A Canadian Perspective
Presented at: Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT) 25 Conference
Date: August 5-9, 2019
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Prepared by: T. Aziz and G. Stoyanov
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: OECD/NEA/CSNI Project ASCET on Numerical Simulations of Squat Shear Walls with Alkali-Silica Reaction
Presented at: SMiRT 25 Conference
Date: August 4-9, 2019
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Prepared by: N. Orbovic, O. Nevander and C. Cole
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Influence of Bottomed out Spring Hanger Support on Steam Generator Nozzle Weld
Presented at: SMiRT 25
Date: August 4-9, 2019
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Prepared by: K. Chaudhry
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: FE Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures Under Missile Impact Using Sub-modelling Technique
Presented at: SMiRT 25 Conference
Date: August 4-9, 2019
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Prepared by: G. Sagals, N. Orbovic and C. Cole
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Applications of Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics for Pressure Tubes
Presented at: Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology Conference (SMiRT 25)
Date: August 4–9, 2019
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Prepared by: B. Wasiluk, K. Tsembelis and J. Jin
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: Overview of CNSC EOC Technical Tools Supporting Accident Prognosis
Presented at: IAEA consultancy meeting to discuss the implementation of the IAEA assessment and prognosis process in case of a nuclear or radiological emergency at a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP)
Date: July 23–25, 2019
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prepared by: Mohamed E. Shawkat
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Specimen Curvature and Size Effects on Crack Growth Resistance from Compact Tension Specimens of CANDU Pressure Tubes
Presented at: 2019 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference
Date: July 14–19, 2019
Location: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Prepared by: Bogdan Wasiluk (and Bruce W. Williams, William R. Tyson, C. Hari M. Simha)
Type: Peer-reviewed conference technical paper
Subject: Finite Element Analysis of Walls with Alkali–Silica Reaction Subject to Quasi Static Cyclic Loading
Presented at: 12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering – CCEE 2019
Date: June 17–20, 2019
Location: Quebec City, QC
Prepared by: Genadijs Sagals, Nebojsa Orbovic, Thambiayah Nitheanandan
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Title: Safety Culture – The Canadian Nuclear Regulator’s Perspective
Topic: Regulator Safety Culture
Date: June 5–6, 2019
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Prepared by: Ross Richardson
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Title: The Analytic Hierarchy Process in Global Assessments
Topic: Periodic Safety Reviews
Presented at: FISA 2019, 9th European Commission Conference on EURATOM Research and Training in Safety of Reactor Systems
Date: June 4–7, 2019
Location: Pitesti, Romania
Prepared by: Sanja Simic
Type: Abstract of a technical paper/presentation
Subject: REGDOC 2.1.2 – Safety Culture – Information for DNSR licensees
Presented at: Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA)
Date: May 27-30, 2019
Location: Ottawa, ON
Prepared by: Tanya Hewitt
Type: Regulatory position
Subject: Structural Integrity Investigation of Class 1 Piping During a Seismic Event with an Assumed Failed Support
Presented at: ASME-sponsored International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE) 27
Date: May 19-24, 2019
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Prepared by: Khalid Chaudhry
Type: Abstract of a technical paper
Subject: Regulatory Perspective on Fitness-for-Service Requirements for the Pressure Tube to Calandria Tube Contact in CANDU Reactors
Presented at: 1st International Conference of Materials, Chemistry & Fitness-For-Service Solutions for Nuclear Systems
Date: May 15-17, 2019
Location: Markham, ON
Prepared by: S. Laxman, K. Tsembelis and J. Jin
Type: Presentation
Subject: Regulatory Considerations for the Adoption of Probabilistic Assessment Methodologies for Pressure Boundary Component Aging Evaluations
Presented at: 1st International Conference of Materials, Chemistry and Fitness-For-Service Solutions for Nuclear Systems
Date: May 15–17, 2019
Location: Markham, ON
Prepared by: Blair Carroll
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Use of the Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) Process for Installed Commercial Grade Equipment for Safety Related Application
Topic: Physical Design
Presented at: International Symposium Emergency Power Systems at NPPs
Date: May 16-17, 2019
Location: Munich, Germany
Prepared by: Jasmina Vucetic and Jeff Stevenson
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: CNSC Cyber Security Program Implementation and Inspections at NPPs
Topic: Cyber Security
Presented at: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRCs) Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) 2019
Date: March 12, 2019
Location: North Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A
Prepared by: Chul Hwan Jung
Type: Abstract of a presentation
Title: Licensing Challenges of Advanced Nuclear Reactors in Canada
Presented at: The 9th International Symposium on Super-Critical Water-cooled Reactors (ISSCWR-9)
Date: March 10–14, 2019
Location: Vancouver, BC
Prepared by: R.P. Rulko
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: A Comparison of Fault Trees and the Dynamic Flowgraph Methodology for the Analysis of FPGA-Based Safety Systems Part 2: Theoretical Investigations
Published in: Reliability Engineering and System Safety (under review)
Date: March 2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Authors: Phillip McNelles, Zhao Chang Zeng, Guna Renganathan, Marius Chirila and Lixuan Lu
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Low radon exposures and lung cancer risk: joint analysis of the Czech, French, and Beaverlodge cohorts of uranium miners
Published in: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Date: January 23, 2019
Publisher: Springer
Authors: Rachel S. D. Lane, Ladislav Tomášek, Lydia B. Zablotska, Estelle Rage, Franco Momoli, Julian Little
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
Subject: Use of the Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) in the assessment of Source Term (ST) phenomena
Presented at: OECD-NEA CSNI Working Group on Analysis and Management of Accidents
Date: January 21–22, 2019
Location: Paris, France
Authors: Mounia Berdaï and Quanmin Lei
Type: Abstract of a technical presentation
Subject: Leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma mortality (1950-1999) and incidence (1969-1999) in the Eldorado uranium workers cohort
Published in: Environmental Research
Date: January 9, 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Author(s): Lydia B. Zablotska, Rachel S. D. Lane, Stanley E. Frost, Patsy A. Thompson
Type: Peer-reviewed journal article
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