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Nuclear engineering for safety, control and security

26 March 2020 | Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol

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26 March | Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol, UK

08:30

Registration and refreshments

09:15

Conference Chair’s welcome and introduction

Steve Frost, Superintending Nuclear Inspector, Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

09:30

Keynote address: Advanced Nuclear Technologies

  • Streamlining the regulatory process for SMRs
  • New build, SMR, AMR making savings for first of a kind projects
  • Support for innovation

Richard Deakin, Head of Advanced Nuclear Technologies, BEIS

10:15

Overview of the National Cyber Security Centre
Cyber Security in the Civil Nuclear Sector

  • Understanding the key Threats, Risks and Mitigations
  • NCSC guidance and advice

National Cyber Security Centre

10:45

Refreshments and networking

11:15

HPC Progress Update & the Role of Nuclear Assurance During Construction

  • Update on construction progress & recent developments at HPC
  • Overview of the HPC Assurance organisation and their role in nuclear safety
  • The role of the site inspection team and assessments recently undertaken / upcoming
  • Reflections on providing nuclear assurance on a construction project vs operating nuclear site

Tom Hughes, Independent Site Inspector, EDF Energy (HPC)

11:45

Digital Transformation for Plant Availability

  • Lessons learned from Aerospace in analytics
  • Using data to better inform maintenance intervals and pre-empt failures
  • Data quality and its effects on your decisions

Paul Reynolds, PWR 1 & 2 Assistant Chief Engineer - Electrical, Rolls Royce Submarines

Progressing claims arguments evidence from conception to maturity

  • Claims arguments evidence (CAE) concepts and motivation
  • Steps to success and lessons learned
  • Towards mature processes and suitable guidance

Mark Bowell, Principal Nuclear Safety Inspector, ONR

Joanne Griffin, Design Capability Lead, Sellafield Ltd

This session is a 60 minute workshop scheduled to end at 12.45

12:15

TBC

12:45

Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:45

Cyber Security for civil nuclear facilities

  • Threat assessment for civil nuclear operators
  • Vulnerabilities in physical and digital security
  • Managing the security of legacy systems
  • Controlling procurement and the supply chain

Chris Johnson, Professor and Head of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

14:15

Smart device substantiation

  • Legacy vulnerability
  • The transition from legacy to SMART instruments
  • The manufacturers part to play in this process
  • Collaboration is key to success

Dale Snow, GB&I Business Manager Process Instrumentation & Process Analytics, Siemens plc

Phil Rose, Facility Engineering Manager, AWE

Cyber security surgery

This 60-minute drop-in session gives you an opportunity to discuss your concerns
with our experts.

Supported by NCSC and Chris Johnson

14:45

Refreshments and networking

15:15

Why human aspects of maintenance must be fed into the design lifecycle

  • Exploring the link between Human Factors, Operations and Maintenance during the design lifecycle of nuclear new builds
  • Lessons learnt from recent nuclear new build projects and existing operational plants

Kira Lelos, Nuclear Safety Inspector - Human Factors, ONR

15:45

Fusion in the Delivery Era

  • Advances from research into a product delivery era
  • Practices and verifications needed to qualify and license a fusion machine
  • How disruptive technologies such as the digital domain can be leveraged to speed up innovation and maturity

David A. Homfray, Head of Engineering Realisation, UK Atomic Energy Authority

16:15

Chairman’s final remarks and close

19:00

Nuclear Institute Western Branch Annual Dinner

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Draft programme

Please note this programme is a work-in-progress. Topics, subjects, speakers and timings are subject to change

Sponsors / exhibitors

Pricing

Member - £395
Non-member - £440
Student - £95

All prices are per person and are subject to VAT at 20%.