Introductions - Mike
Mike Hayes will provide logistical information about conference activities
Welcome - Scot
Greenlee, VP Engineering, Exelon Nuclear
Scot Greenlee will relate the goals of the CMBG to Exelon Nuclear's experience
CM and CMBG History - John
Configuration Management and CMBG History - This presentation will present a
chronology and evolution of configuration management as a practice and review
the history and role of CMBG in CM
Perspective on CM Performance - Bob Gambrill, INPO CM Manager
INPO to present an update of engineering Configuration Management activities
including temp mods and temporary configuration changes, the trend in Part 21s,
the Byron open phase event, and the INPO CM initiatives/focus areas for 2012.
Temporary Configuration Change - Mike Hayes, Exelon
This presentation focuses on the CM good practices as well as challenges
associated with the varied types of temporary configuration changes such as
Equipment in use, Measurement and Test Equipment (M&TE), Procedurally
Controlled Temporary Configuration Changes (Pre-Engineered), Temporary
Alterations Evaluated under Maintenance Rule, and Temporary Configuration
Change Packages (temporary modifications).
Vogtle 3&4 Commercial Facility Turnover
& Information Handover Lessons Learned - Elizabeth Johnson, Southern Nuclear Company
This presentation will provide lessons learned during Southern Nuclear Company
(SNC) Commercial Facility Turnover and the mitigation strategy produced to
minimize turnover issues in the future.
Attendees will also be informed of the similarities of Commercial
Turnover and Plant Turnover and how to capitalize on a turnover strategy that
is beneficial for both turnover processes. The presentation will also focus on
Information Handover and the challenges SNC will need to address.
New Nuclear Power Plant Configuration Information
Management – Transition to the Data Centric Paradigm - Steven Fipps, SCE&G
This presentation will provide insight on the use of standard basic design
engineering principles in the development of New Nuclear Power Plant
Configuration Information Management philosophy and programs. It will identify lessons learned and
challenges of a current EPC holder/constructor and their application for future
EPC’s. Emphasis will be placed on configuration management not being just a
program; it is a behavior, attitude, and philosophy exhibited by all
entities. For best results, participants
should research industry initiatives (EPRI, INPO, NEI, etc) in data centric
inter-connective Configuration Management and come with an open inquisitive
CM for Digital and Digital Upgrades - John Connelly Exelon
Implementation of digital technology is an industry wide challenge. IER 11-2
identifies adverse trend in SCRAMS between 2005 and 2010. INPO 10-008 examined
events from 2003 to 2007. Significant operational and safety challenges.
Digital technology, while vastly superior in nearly every dimension, requires
different competencies to implement correctly. ACAD 98-04 Rev 2 now contains
vastly expanded requirements for digital technology and Cyber Security.
NRC Expectations for CM under 10CFR52 - Tom Kozak, NRC
"Although there are no regulations that specifically require the
establishment of Configuration Management, there are elements of the 10CFR52
construction and operational readiness inspections that address engineering
activities and ITAAC – Inspections, Tests, Analysis and Acceptance Criteria. As
with existing plants, the NRC has expectations for the licensee to know and
maintain the plant’s design and licensing bases.
The presenter will provide
guidance on what the NRC expects to see in a new build, including design
control measures, the identification of requirements and assuring that they are
satisfied, management of ITAACs, and operational readiness.
Requirements Management and CM - Eric Helm, AREVA
Requirements Management (RM) is a key subject which serves operating plants and
new builds alike. This vendor
perspective will examine the definitions of RM from the CM and Systems
Engineering standards, some key features of a vendor RM process, and the
benefits of making RM central to vendor CM programs.
Introduction to EPRI Plant
Information Model (PIM) -
Russell Adams & Bob Renuart
This presentation will provide an historical perspective of the PIM
development, describe the data structure/relationships within the model, the
establishment of a CM Taxonomy and a Standard Handover Framework for documents
and data, identify use cases for the model, and give a glimpse of what will be
demonstrated in the afternoon Workshop.
Vendor / Contractor Design Product Quality Adam
Annis, Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy Fleet performed benchmarking on performance of projects and use of
engineering vendors. This presentation
will share benchmarking results from 2010, current challenges at Xcel Energy
with engineering vendors, and the actions being taken to improve and manage
quality performance from vendors. There
will be a breakout session during the afternoon to discuss how other plants are
handling the challenges of vendor designs and what tools are being used to
National Accelerator Laboratory –
Paul C. Czarapata, Deputy Division Head Accelerator Division
This presentation will provide an overview of the accelerator facility at Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory. Paul
will also discuss CM related experiences from 40 years at Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory such as design reconstitution, component obsolescence,
and effective maintenance strategies.
2013 Conference Preview - Andrew Neal, SNC
Andrew Neal will give us a preview of the 2013 CMBG conference
Audience Participation Discussion - Conference Wrap Up & Take Away - Mike Hayes
Audience will describe useful information, insights, or peer consensus that
they will take back to their facilities to improve their CM. Discussion is
intended to encourage attendees to leverage the learning from the conference to
improve their CM Programs.
Feedback and Adjourn - Mike Hayes
CM 101 - The Fundamentals - Bob Renuart, UniStar & Bill
This session is based on a PowerPoint presentation that walks the audience
through the fundamental concepts, terms, and examples of Configuration
Management (CM), including design and operating margin management. The
objective of this breakout is to attract those conference attendees new to the
configuration management process and provide them with a capsule summary of the
workings of the CM process to provide an understanding of how the different plant
organizations contribute to and support configuration control of our design,
processes, and equipment. Will discuss industry three ball process model for CM
equilibrium, ways the CM equilibrium can be upset, how to restore the
equilibrium, and using CM to protect design and operating margins.
Configuration Management Lessons Learned &
Information Handover -
Elizabeth Johnson, SNC/Steven Fipps, SCE&G
A question answer session with current EPC New Nuclear projects to openly
discuss configuration management:
status, lessons learned, and challenges.
Topics of discussions are:
defining the program scope, obtaining Senior Staff endorsement, placement
in the EPC, vendor involvement, fleet challenges, and integration with existing
software programs. The desired participant take-away will be an enhanced
understanding of how to apply the lessons learned for augmentation of future
EPC contracts. Control your destination,
not to decide is to decide.
Margin Management - Mike Hayes, Exelon
The breakout will discuss the attributes of a successful Margin Management
program. This breakout session will focus on benchmarking best practices and
lessons-learned in implementing a margin
management program. Attendees are
encouraged to describe techniques that have been successful and those that have
not in each of these areas.
Basis - John Parler, SCE&G
"This session is intended to facilitate discussion on the heightened
scrutiny of the Nuclear Industries efforts in preparations and strategies
related to the Beyond Design Basis events we may be subject to.
Participants should be able
to discuss what actions are being taken at their utility/organization in
response to recent industry events and any CM issues identified in the months
since the events.
For equipment or programs in
place how are they accounted for in your CM program/processes.
A focus is to identify any
CM related program or process issues that participants need to take back to
their organizations for review and assessment.
Developing CM Programs for New Build - Lloyd Hancock,
Breakout Notes - This
breakout will expand on the guidance provided in EPRI TR-1022684 for
establishing a CM Program. Breakout attendees should review Section 5,
“Attributes of a Configuration Management Program Description Document” prior
to the session. Specific suggestions will be offered for building a robust CM
Program from the ground up. The participants will have an opportunity to ask
questions, collect information and share lessons learned. The breakout material
may also be useful to an existing plant needing to upgrade or overhaul its CM
Changes - Mike Hayes
In this breakout, we will discuss the physical plant configuration control
principles associated with control of Temporary Configuration Changes, the
actions required to maintain the plant configuration within its design, the
types of Temporary Configuration Changes and when they are used, and examples
of uncontrolled configuration changes.
Development of Nuclear CM Information Technology (IT)
Systems - Kent Freeland, Worley
CM software and IT solutions play an increasing important role in meeting
commitments for Nuclear Power safety and viability. To begin, a 30-45 Minute overview
presentation of technology and IT decisions for nuclear CM and MRO systems will
be given, based on IAEA TECDOC-1651, “Information Technology for Nuclear Power
Plant Configuration Management", followed by a structured discussion. Following this, discussion topics to be
suggested include: Functional requirements for Enterprise Nuclear IT Systems,
Software "Buy vs. Build" Decisions, Selecting solution providers,
Strategic IT computing and infrastructure needs, Repatriation/migration of
legacy and "rogue" databases, Deployment of Plant Lifecycle
Management (PLM)-based systems, Vertical (3-Tier) IT strategies and solutions,
"Rapid Deployment" CM/Design Control and Document software solutions
for new-build NPP's, Integration of suppliers/vendors, ISO-15926 and
metadata-based system designs, and understanding how CM/MRO systems work with
Design Creation and 3D "Digital NPP" platforms (Intergraph SPF,
Bentley, AVEVA, NX, etc.) to define, generate and publish NPP design basis and
CM. Also may include discussion of how
CM IT relates to Integrated Management System (IMS) and Nuclear Knowledge
Management (NKM) programs as time permits.
Switchyard Configuration Control - John Parler, SCE&G and Paul Davis, PSEG
This breakout session is intended to provide an open discussion of methods used
to manage and provide oversight of onsite work efforts provided by non-nuclear
internal company groups. Most plants use an internal transmission organization
to support design and modification work within the switchyard. This can be done
in various ways and provides unique configuration control and management oversight
challenges. Participants should come prepared to discuss and share how they
approach these CM, management and oversight issues.
CM for Digital and Digital Upgrades - John Connelly, Exelon
"Industry and operating experience show that weaknesses in the preparation
of digital system project modifications may be attributed to: (a) insufficient
knowledge and skills with new technology, (b) inadequate failure modes and
effects analysis, (c) over-reliance on the expertise of vendors and
supplemental personnel, (d) less than adequate requirements in procurement
specifications, and (e) less than adequate understanding of software and
software management and change control (reference INPO 10-008 Good Practice
document titled “Ensuring Engineering Quality in Digital System Projects”).
Based on the above, the
discussion will focus on the software/firmware/hardware procurement and change
control, the unique aspects of digital system projects, software and hardware
testing, knowledge based human performance, training and qualification,
operation and maintenance considerations, and performance monitoring of digital
Vendor Design Product - Adam Annis, Xcel Energy
This breakout session will discuss how plants are handling the challenges of
vendor designs and what tools are being used to monitor performance.
Configuration Management for Unattended Openings - Paul Davis, PSEG Nuclear
"10 CFR 73.55 States “Unattended openings that intersect a security
boundary such as underground pathways must be protected by a physical barrier
and monitored by intrusion detection equipment or observed by security
personnel at a frequency sufficient to detect exploitation.”
How is your CM affected by
unattended openings (UAOs)?
Participants planning to
attend should be able to provide or discuss examples of issues around CM for
UAOs and how they were corrected.
Facility Configuration Information (FCI) Backlog
Reduction - Paul Davis, PSEG Nuclear
Participants in this breakout will have an opportunity to discuss and share
ideas on various ways to reduce FCI backlogs, including drawings, calculations,
and other Engineering documents. This
may include use of supplemental resources (internal or external), special or
streamlined processes for bulk FCI updates, or any software or other tools to
assist in managing and reducing the backlogs.
Participants planning to attend should be able to provide or discuss any
examples of FCI backlog reduction efforts at their respective sites.
Perspective: Their Procedures or Our Procedures - Eric Helm, AREVA
Utilities often request contract engineering service providers to use some or
all of the utilities’ processes, methods, procedures, and tools. This generally
falls under a generic description of using the utilities’’ QA program. The
presentation will examine a variety of options and, from the contractor’s
standpoint, the benefits and struggles of using the customer’s systems,
procedures and tools.
EPRI PIM Demonstration - Russell Adams, EPRI Consultant & Bob Renuart,
An online demonstration of the PIM will be conducted to show the existing
functionality and how it fulfills most of the use cases presented in the
morning session. Workshop attendees will be given an appreciation of the power
of the PIM tool and will be able to visualize the data inter-relationships, the
CM Taxonomy and the Standard Handover Framework for documents and data through
on-line demonstrations. A methodology going from the PIM to building an EPC or
O/O data model will be discussed. They will have an opportunity to ask
questions and get clarification on model specifics. Input will be requested on
other functionality, use cases, and scope the attendees would like to see in