NUCLEAR PLANT DATA BANK (NPDB) PLANT DESCRIPTION DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$251,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1316
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ybarrondo & Associates
P.o. Box 1406, Idaho Falls, ID, 83403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Larry Ybarrondo
President
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC) HAS SPONSORED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NUCLEAR PLANT DATA BANK (NPDB) SYSTEM AT TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT OF CALIFORNIA (TDC) FOR APPROXIMATELY THE LAST FIVE YEARS. THIS WORK IS ESSENTIALLYCOMPLETE AND IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE NUCLEAR PLANT A (NPA). TO MAKE THE NPDB A USEFUL AND PRODUCTIVE SYSTEM, REPRESENTATIVE DESCRIPTIONS OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS MUST BE ENTERED. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I WORK IS TO ENTER THE DESCRIPTION OF A PWR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT DESIGNED FROM AN EXISTING ADVANCED CODE INPUT DECK INTO THE NPDB AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO THE MRC STAFF AND ITS CONTRACTORS. IN ADDITION THE PLANT DECRIPTION WILL BE CHECKED BY A SHORT RUN ON AN ADVANCED CODE. THE MAJOR EFFORT OF PHASE I WILL BE TO O OBTAIN THE PWR PLANT DESCRIPTION FROM A NATIONAL LABRATORY AND INPUT THIS DESCRIPTION IN THE NPDB USING ITS SPECICAL INPUT FORMAT. ONCE THIS HAS BEEN COMPLETED, A TECHNICAL EVALUATION OFTHE NPDB WILL BE PERFORMED. ANOTHER EFFORT IN PHASE I WILL BE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AN AUTOMATED CONVERSION SYSTEM WITH THE CAPABILITY OF CON -VERTING EXISTING INPUT DECKS TO THE INPUT FORMAT REQUIRED BY THE NPDB SYSTEM. THE OBJECTIVES OF PHASE II AND III ARE TO ADD ADDITIONAL PLANT DESCRIPTIONS TO THE NPDB AND TO DEVELOP COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENTS SUCH THAT EPRI. REACTOR VENDORS AND NUCLEAR PLANT OWNER UTILITIES WOULD SUPPORT THE NPDB.

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