Suggested Learning Activities:
Review basic concepts covered in previous nuclear facility operator
training, to refamiliarize the trainee with information contained in the
facility safety analysis report and plant operating limits.
Have a discussion with an operations instructor (having individual
knowledge of facility design criteria) on fundamental design
considerations and the relation of these considerations to facility
operation and operating limits. Stress aspects of design that affect
facility safety, including systems important to mitigating facility
transients. Discuss the role of design bases and operating limits in
minimizing the potential for adverse interactions among systems (e.g.,
adjustments of cooling water to a large component may affect cooling to
other components served by that cooling water system). Discuss
environmentally qualified equipment and the impact upon facility
operation if environmental qualification deficiencies are encountered.
Use a case-study approach to facility-specific, challenging, and
plausible event(s) that addresses the potential of putting the facility
outside the design bases, such as loss of residual heat removal.
Operating experience may be used to support this activity. (A simulator
may also be used for demonstration following classroom discussion.)
Suggested Evaluation Activities:
Conduct a qualitative evaluation of trainee responses and discussions.
Review responses derived by trainees during the case study or simulator
exercise as described by learning objectives.