Pickering Relicensing efforts for operation to 2024 requires considerable work for ongoing demonstration of Fuel Channel fitness for service.
CNSC has identified numerous areas in which additional assessments will be required. Deuterium Ingress measurement / modelling is a major area of concern which will require significant support beyond core work for MCED.
Furthermore, refurbishment of DNGS requires FC support with respect to pressure / temperature envelope restrictions (based on various commissioning testing requirements as well as post-
refurbishment operation scenarios), FC baseline inspections requirements, and optimizing the defueling strategy of Unit 3 to achieve more aggressive schedule targets.
Additionally, considerable support is needed for various IRI inspection tooling initiatives / improvements - e.g. CWEST, deeper scrape project for the DAS tool, commissioning of RDM.
Individual will be responsible for developing Life Cycle Management Plans, providing detailed FC inspection scope of work requirements, reviewing inspection assessments, and providing Fitness for Service dispositions for Fuel Channels
Proposing innovative aging management strategies to drive for outage efficiencies, resolving regulatory issues (PT-CT contact dispositions), N285.
8 Clause 6 Task team support, and defining inspection tooling requirements as required.
10 years working with Fuel Channels, with thorough understanding of degradation mechanisms, life cycle management issues, and assessment methodologies
P. Eng is preferable
Must have working knowledge of current Fuel Channel assessments - e.g. flaw assessments, blister susceptibility assessments, probabilistic core assessments, leak-before-break assessment
CSA N285.4 / N285.8 working knowledge