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2013 INFO

Conference Agenda

1st Announcement

2nd Announcement

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Presentations

Introductions - Josh Olson, Southern Nuclear
Josh Olson will provide logistical information about conference activities

Welcome – John Aufdenkampe, Southern Nuclear

CM and CMBG History - John Parler, SCE&G
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

EPRI New Build CM Initiatives - Russell Adams/Bob Renuart, EPRI Consultant
 

QA-1 RPS/ES Digital Upgrade - Michael Bailey, Duke-Energy

ANSI/NIRMA - Rich Giska, NIRMA

INPO Update on CM Performance - Shawn Simon, INPO

Vogtle 3&4 CM Implementation - Josh Olson, Southern Nuclear

AFI Recovery - Jim Gausman, Xcel Energy

VC Summer CM Update - John Parler, SCE&G

Fukushima Impacts CM - David Gambrell, Southern Nuclear

Operating Reactors CM Concerns - Rebecca Nease, NRC

Fire Protection - Lindy Hughes, Southern Nuclear

CDBI Preparation/OE - Mike Dickson, Duke Energy

2014 Conference Preview - John Parler, SCE&G
John Parler will give us a preview of the 2014 CMBG conference

NASA Presentation - Rajiv Doreswamy

Audience Participation  Discussion - Conference Wrap Up & Take Away - Josh Olson
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 – Josh Olson

Breakouts

MONDAY 1-2:30 pm

1.  CM 101 - Training Material Instructor – John Parlor, SCE&G

This session is based on a 45-60 minute 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 session is to engage new conference attendees in the CM process as presented at the conference and provide them with a capsule summary of the workings of the process. CM 101 should provide an understanding of how the different plant organizations contribute to and support configuration control of design, processes, and equipment. There will be a discussion of the industry three-ball process model for CM equilibrium, examples of how the equilibrium can be upset and recommended processes for restoring the equilibrium.

 

2. As-Built Configuration

Facilitator - Mike Hayes, Exelon

The breakout will discuss the attributes of the configuration change process that are used to resolve a discrepancy between the plant physical configuration and the Facility Configuration Information (FCI). Focus will be on benchmarking best practices and lessons-learned. Areas to be discussed are Identifying Configuration Discrepancies, Evaluating Discrepancies, Prioritizing FCI Updates, Establishing Systematic Processes Aligning FCI with the Physical Plant, and Performing Periodic Assessments and Communications. Attendees are encouraged to describe techniques that have been successful and those that have not in each of these areas.

 

3. Digital CM

Facilitator-Paul Davis, PSEG Nuclear

The proliferation of diverse digital equipment for plant upgrades and equipment replacements has challenged station personnel to develop and implement effective configuration management methods.  High level requirements and guidance are provided by industry standards but may not be effectively translated into practical methods to manage the configuration of digital equipment.

Topics this breakout will cover include:

The Software Lifecycle (software development and maintenance).

How various plants maintain configuration control of the multitude of hardware, software, and firmware revisions that have been implemented.

How plants handle components like monitors, printers, and generic PC's as they are usually no longer available 6 months after they are purchased.

Participants should come prepared to discuss how these issues are handled by their organization and bring any weaknesses / strengths you may have to the table to share.

 

4. EPRI Plant Information Model (PIM) Demonstration

Facilitators – Russell Adams and Bob Renuart, EPRI Consultants

A follow-up to last year’s workshop, this will be an online demonstration of the PIM to show the existing functionality and how it fulfills most of the use cases envisioned for a data-centric information management process. 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 the PIM.

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Monday 3-4:30pm

1. Nuclear IT Solutions for Configuration Management 

Facilitator – Kent Freeland, Worley Parsons

Today’s Information Technology solution for nuclear power, and in particular CM, has changed vastly in the 20 years that CMBG has been active in the nuclear world.  The monolithic enterprise ERP-based nuclear CM solutions of the 1980’s and 90’s have been supplemented by, and sometimes even replaced by, new technologies and software designs that move from a static “data and document repository” model to an active data-centric, real-time, plant-lifecycle and process-based solution that not only captures key data and provides a template for workflow, but proactively drives the change management processes with CM while combining NKM and IMS support.  Plus, new-generation systems provide the infrastructure to integrate the wide range of stakeholders in today’s nuclear plant ecosystem, including designers, EPC’s, sub-contractors, suppliers, corporate utility and even regulators.  Participants should bring their anecdotes, experience, lessons-learned and new plans for nuclear IT systems and solutions to share, not only for operating plants but also plans for systems to capture critical CM data created during plant licensing, planning, design and construction.

 

2. Modification Simplification

Facilitator - Mike Hayes, Exelon

The breakout will discuss the attributes of plant modifications. Focus will be on benchmarking best practices and lessons-learned in removing redundant and/or unnecessary activities to streamline the modification process while maintaining the quality and usefulness of the modification package. Attendees are encouraged to describe techniques that have been successful and those that have not in making their modification process efficient and effective.

3. ANSI/NIRMA CM 1.0 Revision – Workshop

Facilitator - Rich Giska, NIRMA Board Member/Paul Davis, PSEG Nuclear

 Before the session, attendees will be provided with copies of the ANSI/NIRMA CM standard and EPRI TR-1022684. During the workshop, they will be asked to discuss the role of each document and determine if they are both stand-alone or can they be combined. If combination is appropriate, what specific topics need to be included in the final document? The ultimate goal is to start preparing a revision to the ANSI/NIRMA CM standard that can be issued in 2017.

TUESDAY 1-2:30 pm

1 Margin Management

Facilitator - Mike Hayes, Exelon

The breakout will discuss the attributes of a successful Margin Management program. Focus will be on benchmarking best practices and lessons-learned in implementing a margin management program. Areas to be discussed are Understanding Margin, Identifying Margin Concerns, Evaluating Margin Concerns, Prioritizing Margin Concerns, Resolving Margin Concerns, Margin Issue Lifecycle, Establishing Systematic Processes Considering Margin, and Performing Periodic Assessments and Communications. Attendees are encouraged to describe techniques that have been successful and those that have not in each of these areas.     

2 Fukushima Impacts to CM

Facilitator – Josh Olson, Southern Nuclear

This breakout session will discuss the impacts of the Fukushima Event relative to Configuration Management. Concentration will be on the best practices and lessons-learned in implementing new programs in respect of the Fukushima Event that affect any element of the CM Model. Attendees are expected to describe techniques that have been successful and those that have not in implementing programs relative to the Fukushima Event.

3 Master Equipment List / Configuration & Engineering Information Database

Facilitator(s) – Laurent Perkins, Bentley & Kent Freeland, Worley Parsons

Please come prepared to share your strategies, approaches and lessons learned for moving your configuration and engineering information from traditional FCI to a more data-centric approach. This breakout session is intended to provide a benchmarking discussion on information concerning the development, maintenance and use of equipment/asset databases as a supplement to traditional document-based repositories.   Attendees will be asked to describe their organizations approach to methods and technology for storing FCI represented as pure data, as well as data integrity, ownership and responsibilities of the database and its uses in supporting plant programs.   Any anecdotes and experience with audit results and feedback from INPO and the NRC related to the MEL are invite.

4 Component Design Basis Inspection Preparation/OE

 

Facilitator- Robert M. (Mike) Dickson, Duke Energy

Come prepared to discuss the Licensee’s Preparation for a CDBI and share your Operational Experiences. Latest OE will be shared based on actual NRC Inspection reports of various US Nuclear plants. Effective strategies will be discussed to maximize benefit for Licensee preparation. Effective organizational structure and beneficial practices will be discussed to most efficiently interact with your NRC Inspection team visit. This breakout will be most helpful to those that have direct responsibilities/involvement for CDBIs at your facility. Electronic material (publically available)will be available for copy (from flash-drive) if you have a laptop, that could be helpful later at your facility for your CDBI.

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TUESDAY 3-4:30 pm

1. Temporary Configuration Change

Facilitator - Mike Hayes, Exelon

The breakout will discuss the attributes of a successful Temporary Configuration Change program. Focus will be on benchmarking best practices and lessons-learned in implementing a Temporary Configuration Change program. Areas to be discussed are the actions required to maintain the plant configuration within its design, the types of Temporary Configuration Changes and when they are used, special controls applied to Temporary Configuration Changes, and examples of uncontrolled configuration changes. Attendees are encouraged to describe techniques that have been successful and those that have not in each of these areas.

2. Knowledge Management Tools for Configuration Management 

Facilitator – Kent Freeland, Worley Parsons

You are invited to learn about the current state development for Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) programs and contribute your ideas about how knowledge capture, competency planning, qualification systems, succession planning and tacit knowledge can benefit Configuration Management processes and management of CM information by exchanging ideas for improving the capture, review and publication of nuclear knowledge in your organization.  Share your experiences and ideas for increasing the level of tacit and recorded knowledge as an asset.  In the wake of recent world nuclear events and the aging nuclear workforce worldwide, there may be no more relevant topic for exchange of real-world operating experience and new ideas

3. Vendor Equipment Technical Information Program (VETIP)

Facilitator – Paul Davis, PSEG Nuclear

This breakout session is intended to help attendees share information about their VETIP and rules associated with maintaining documentation from vendors of key safety- related components. This will include a review of the NRC Generic Letter 90-03. Participants should come prepared to discuss how these issues are handled by their organization