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: 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: 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: 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: May16-17, 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
Date modified: