Review and understand the significance of NES Study Input Documents,
including, for example, the Safety Analysis Report (SAR), HAR, Fire Hazards
Analysis (FHA), Safety Evaluation Report (SER). Evaluate the associated:
Identification of safety-class and safety-significant structures, systems,
Derivation of Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs), Operational
Safety Controls, and NESRs.
Evaluate the safety analyses of nuclear explosive pre-arming, arming, timing,
and firing systems and procedures.
Analyze security operations for potential threats to NES.
Evaluate the on-site and off-site transportation of nuclear explosives.
Evaluate analyses of nuclear detonation responses of nuclear explosives to an
2.1.2 The candidate must have knowledge of the fission process. The candidate shall
be able to:
Define the following terms:
Describe the curve of binding energy per nucleon vs. mass number and give a
qualitative description of the reasons for its shape.
Explain why only the heaviest nuclei are easily fissioned.
Explain why uranium-235 fissions with thermal neutrons, and uranium-238
fissions only with fast neutrons.