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Nuclear Fuels and Analysis

Analysis Division Experience

Zachry’s Analysis Division and predecessors, Proto-Power Corporation (PPC), Numerical Applications, Inc. (NAI) and Computer Simulation & Analysis, Inc. (CSA) have been providing engineering services and software products to the nuclear industry since 1984. The Division is internationally recognized for its expertise in thermal hydraulics analysis, radiological analysis and code development.

In order to be responsive to utility needs and to support safe and economic operation and modification of nuclear plants, the Analysis Division supports: For many of these situations, time is of the essence. Possessing the appropriate skills, experience and analytical tools is critical to success. Zachry’s Analysis Division has the required skills, experience and tools to solve these problems as can be seen by the depth and breadth of our described expertise.

In addition, Analysis Division personnel have provided significant reload analysis and review support.
Analysis Division staff have supported performance of reload analyses for BWRs and PWRs, as well as independent detailed technical reviews of fuel vendor thermal hydraulic and neutronic analyses. The Analysis Division has the reload analysis experience to support either fuel vendors or utilities, including prior qualification in Areva and Westinghouse methods. With respect to fuel vendors, Zachry’s Analysis Division has the capability to complete analysis preparation and review work for reloads to support schedule constraints. With respect to utilities, the Analysis Division has the capability to support owner's reload reviews of the work performed by fuel vendors and core design optimization. Zachry’s Analysis Division staff members also have extensive analytical methodology development experience, including Regulatory Guide 1.203 (Transient and Accident Analysis Methods) implementation and defense to the regulator.

Zachry Nuclear’s Analysis Division has completed work for a wide range of nuclear industry clients. From most of the nuclear power plants in the United States to various international companies, we have provided timely expertise and support for our clients.

Analysis Support

For more information on our nuclear fuels analysis abilities and how they can be used for your plant, please contact Anita Gates or Steve Winter. The Analysis Division contact list is here, including phone numbers.