This course gives an overview of topics relevant to BWR Fuel Engineers and Technical Managers. The overview provides background information necessary to understand fuel and material behaviour as related to practical design, operational, reliability and safety issues.
The course comprises three technical areas: Structural Material Degradation, Coolant Chemistry and Fuel Materials. The principal focus of this course, Fuel Materials, covers the entire lifespan of fuel assemblies from design and manufacturing through operation and post-irradiation interim storage. Background information is provided on coolant chemistry and the degradation of plant materials because the primary coolant chemistry affects fuel performance, but is generally targeted towards minimizing corrosion of structural materials and minimizing the buildup of plant activity.
In this course you will read several reports, watch online lectures and test your knowledge in online tests. You may do your studies at any time or pace convenient for you.
The course comprises four technical areas: Structural Material Degradation, Coolant Chemistry, Fuel Thermal-Hydraulics (T-H) and Fuel Materials. The principal focus of this course, Fuel Materials, covers the entire lifespan of fuel assemblies from manufacturing, mechanical, T-H and nuclear design as well as performance during operation, design basis accidents and post-irradiation interim dry storage.
The course involves watching recorded lectures, reading provided literature, taking tests and completing a final online exam (test). You may do your studies at any time or pace convenient for you.
Please note that these PowerPoint-presentations are the actual file from the seminar that has been recorded. Therefore, there may occur spelling errors and/or less perfect pictures or slides. As the presentations are the expert’s own material we have not edited them before making these lectures available online.
The PowerPoint-presentations are available for download on almost all lectures. You will find them just before the lecture starts. (Some presentations are only partial. We apologize for any inconvenience.)
This course involves reading technical reports, watching webinars and participating in online assessments (tests). To pass the tests you need to complete it with at least 70% correct answers. You have one hour (60 minutes) to finish the exam. If you fail to reach the 70% you may redo the test (up to 3 times). Once you have passed the exam you have completed this course. Well done! You will automatically receive an email with your certificate that you can print or share on social media. If you need a printed certificate, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will send it to you via regular mail. You reach us at email@example.com.
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The Authors and Lecturers of the report/webinars are World Class Experts in their fields and are as follows:
- For issues of Structural Material Degradation:
- For issues of Coolant Chemistry and Corrosion:
- For issues of Fuel Materials:
The below listed time for the lectures is the actual running time. More time may be needed to digest the information provided in this course and you may have to watch some lectures more than once.
- Total time: around 210 hours (around 5-6 weeks for full-time studies)
- Reading: 140 h
- Videos: 60 h
- 6 Exams: 6 h
The information presented in this course has been compiled and analysed by Advanced Nuclear Technology International Europe AB (ANT International®) and its subcontractors. ANT International has exercised due diligence in this work, but does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information. ANT International does not assume any responsibility for any consequences as a result of the use of the information for any party, except a warranty for reasonable technical skill, which is limited to the amount paid for this course.