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Engineering Practices Working Group Fall 2004 Overview. John H. Gertsen BWXT Y-12, L.L.C. December 2, 2004. 2004 Accomplishments. Design Adequacy of Safety SSC’s (Backfit) – published recommendation on this DNFSB issue. Engineering Performance Metrics – published report

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Engineering Practices Working GroupFall 2004 Overview

John H. Gertsen

BWXT Y-12, L.L.C.

December 2, 2004


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2004 Accomplishments

  • Design Adequacy of Safety SSC’s (Backfit) – published recommendation on this DNFSB issue.

  • Engineering Performance Metrics – published report

  • Design Basis Threat – completed review of engineering approaches

  • Third-party Financed Facilities – held informational telecon

  • Engineering Procedure Sets – collected & shared among members

  • Value Management (Value Engineering) – initiated subgroup based on member interest and EFCOG Board interest

  • 4 WG meetings – 1 @ Yucca Mtn, 1 @ Oak Ridge, 2 via telecon


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Engineering Practices Subgroups

  • Fire Protection – very active, Best Practices, Benchmarking, integrated comments on draft orders and standards

  • Configuration Management – refocused this year with specific tasking, new chair, ongoing effort on CM approach for D&D

  • Engineering Standards – re-evaluated need for group - decided to retain, reenergize, and set goals

  • Value Management – new subgroup in formation


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Ongoing Initiatives

  • HEPA Filter Testing – standards/acceptance criteria (in cooperation with ISM Working Group initiative)

  • Criteria for Engineering Involvement in Maintenance/Construction

  • Value Management – facilitate promotional site visits by DOE Sponsor

  • Maintaining & updating Subject Matter Expert listing


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New Activities & Goals

  • Excavation/Penetration Permitting – benchmark contractor practices

  • Drawing Management

  • Minimum Engineering for Non-Nuclear Work

  • Human Performance Engineering

  • Explore potential for Engineering Workshop (1-2 years out)

  • Refocus Engineering Standards subgroup


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Upcoming Meetings

  • January 19, 2005 Winter Telecon – 3:00 PM EDT

  • April 19-20, 2005 Spring Meeting – Albuquerque

  • July 20, 2005 Summer Telecon – 3:00 PM EDT (tentative)

  • October 18-19, 2005 Fall Meeting – Washington, DC (tentative)


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Sponsors (changes occurring)

  • NNSA: Jay McDonald – active sponsor, no change

  • EM: Larry Bailey – replacing Jim Fiore who is on assignment

  • OECM: Thad Konopniki replaced Jim Rispoli in Spring ‘04, but has since moved to NNSA – consulting with Rispoli on replacement

  • Met with McDonald and Bailey prior to this meeting

  • Sponsor interests vary, but consistent with mission and consistent with diverse member interests


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SME Mentoring

  • Identified EFCOG recommendation on evaluating “Design Adequacy of Safety SSC’s (Backfit)” as candidate for SME Mentoring

  • Solicited volunteer for SME duty (Ken Keith, BWXT Y-12)

  • Have not formalized any further actions yet


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