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SUNDAY RECEPTION/REGISTRATION (6:00pm – 9:00pm)

 

MONDAY BREAKFAST (7:00am – 8:00am)

 

MONDAY PRESENTATIONS

 

Welcome:
Dave Weber, Energy Northwest
Provide logistical information about conference activities.
 

Keynote:
Dave Kettering, Energy Northwest
Opening discussion giving Energy Northwest's take on the importance of CM the industry, future challenges and past learning experience.
 

CMBG History:
John Parler, SCE&G
Short presentation will review the history and role of CMBG in CM.
 

ANSI/NIRMA CM 1.0 Revision:
Rich Giska, Independent Consultant
The ANSI/NIRMA CM Standard has proven to be a cohesive factor for the nuclear industry since it was first issued in 2000. Based on lessons learned through its use in the industry, it was revised and re-issued in 2007. Per the ANSI standards development and maintenance process, the document was scheduled to be reviewed and in 2012. Coordination issues related to CM for new nuclear projects has delayed the process. This presentation will provide the current status and an overview of the standard to prompt discussion for the afternoon breakout session.
 

INPO Update:
Bob Grambrill, INPO
The state of CM from INPOs perspective
 

NRC:
Thomas Farnholtz, NRC Region IV
NRC perspective of recent CM issues
 

Ensure Vendor/Engineer of Choice Product Quality:
Michael Hayes, Exelon
This topic will address the following aspects of management of Vendor/Engineer of Choice services to obtain high quality products:
·          Managing the overall quality, cost, and schedule of the engineering deliverables issued by the EOC
·          Providing feedback to the Vendor/ EOC on their performance
·          Trending feedback provided to the Vendor/ EOC on their performance for common themes and issues to address
·          Scoring completed EOC activities as incentive for improvement
·          Working with the EOC to resolve comments/rejection of products
·          Approval of detailed scope of work
·          Approval of bid evaluation
·          Ensuring the quality, completeness, and technical adequacy of assigned deliverables developed by the EOC
 

Lessons Learned from Millstone Event:
Bob Grambrill, INPO
 

MONDAY BREAKOUTS (TRACK 1)

 

E1 – CM-101: (1:00pm – 2:30pm)
John Parler, 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.  This session is offered again in the afternoon to allow two opportunities for newcomers to attend.

 

E2 – ANSI/NIRMA Workshop: (1:00pm – 2:30pm)
Rich Giska, Independent Consultant and Paul Davis, PSEG Nuclear
During the workshop, attendees will be asked to discuss the role of the ANSI/NIRMA CM standard and EPRI TR-1022684 documents and to 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. The ANSI and EPRI documents are available on their respective websites.

 

N1 – Plant Information Model (PIM): (1:00pm – 2:30pm)
Flip Charts
Russell Adams, EPRI Consultant, Laurent Perkins, Bentley and Kent Freeland, PK Energy
The EPRI Plant Information Model (PIM) task team has been evaluating recommended FCI types and content to support the complete Facility Lifecycle from Requirements through Design, Procurement, Construction, ITAAC and Start-up, to the development of FCI for subsequent Turnover to support Operations, Maintenance and all Plant Programs.

Members of the PIM team will share the progress made to date, but also request attendees of this workshop to come prepared to share their knowledge and experience to benchmark the PIM document list, in order to ensure that ALL Information needs have been addressed from either an ‘Architect Engineering’ (AE), ‘Engineering, Procurement & Construction’ (EPC) or As Required Turnover ‘Owner / Operator’ Information perspectives.  Also beneficial would be the inclusion of suggestions and experience from Document and Data Handover/Turnover between these organizations throughout your plant development and operation lifecycle.

As the nuclear industry slowly moves from a purely document-centric FCI model to a hybrid data-centric / document-centric approach, using the PIM, attendees are encouraged to share what Information sets are or would be part of multi-dimensional Data Models and MEL databases, as well as traditional drawings, documents and records.

Registered attendees will receive an e-mail prior to the CMBG conference with the latest PIM FCI List types and a list of questions for this workshop.

Please come prepared to share!
 

MONDAY BREAKOUTS (TRACK 2)

 

E3 – CM-101: (3:00pm – 4:30pm)
John Parler, 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.  This session is offered again in the morning to allow two opportunities for newcomers to attend.
 

E4 – Vendor/Engineer of Choice Product Quality: (3:00pm – 4:30pm)
Michael Hayes, Exelon
This session is to benchmark the participant’s vendor/engineer of choice product quality issues and successful methods to address them. Participants should be ready to discuss their organization’s approach to managing the overall quality, cost, and schedule of the engineering deliverables issued by the vendor/EOC, how they provide feedback to the vendor/EOC on their performance, and common product quality themes and issues with successful methods used to address them.
 

E5 – Strategies for converting to a paperless design change process (3:00pm – 4:30pm)
Glen Schinzel and Kelly Howard, STP Nuclear Operating Co.
This session is an interactive opportunity to discuss approaches/lessons learned in transitioning from a paper Design Change Process to an electronic Design Change process.  Participants should be ready to discuss their organization’s approach to:
·          When converting to an electronic Design Change process, did you use a third-party software program?  If so, which one, and why was this pathway chosen?
·          From beginning of the project until implementation, how long did it take to transition to a paperless process?
·          What steps were taken to physically migrate from paper Design Change packages to electronic only?  Which organizations provided the greatest challenges?
·          What types of revisions were required to your Design Change procedure to accommodate an electronic process?  Did some of the procedure addenda become integrated into the electronic process, or did these addenda become desktop guidelines?
·          How long have you used a paperless Design Change process, and what defines its success? 
 

TUESDAY PRESENTATIONS

 

Logistics:
Dave Weber, Energy Northwest
Provide the day’s logistical information about conference activities.
 

Westinghouse/Southern/SCANA - Transition from Construction to Operation CM:
Josh Olson, Southern Nuclear
This presentation will give an overview of the collaborative effort that is currently underway between Southern Nuclear Company (SNC), South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and Westinghouse to establish the turnover process for the efficient transition from a Construction to Operational Configuration Management Program. The presentation will share lessons learned of the struggles and successes related to the process development and infrastructure requirements needed to turnover information for a new nuclear power plant construction project. Additionally, brief updates on the construction progress for Vogtle 3&4 and Summer 2&3 will be provided during the presentation.
 

“Configuration Backlog Reduction: There and Back Again”
Sue Atkin, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation
This presentation will address the culture that creates and allows backlogs, as well as the changes one plant has made to reduce the backlog.
 

KOREAN NPP Program:
Kent R. Freeland, PowerKnowledge Energy Systems
This 30-45 minute presentation will describe the current status and plans for nuclear power in South Korea, one of the world’s most ambitious nuclear power programs, with 19 operating units and 6 under construction in Korea, plus export new-builds. The presentation will include the current undertakings that the Korean nuclear industry has embarked upon for a comprehensive, enterprise Configuration Management, Asset Management and Knowledge Management programs, to include regulator endorsement, processes, procedures and software, as well as enterprise-level CM training and education. These programs are integrated with the Maintenance and Engineering betterment efforts underway for the Korean fleet, as well as the challenges faced by operating a diverse fleet of reactors from virtually every PWR NSSS technology, and the new-build program for the Korean-designed advanced APR-1400 plants. The presentation will be developed in cooperation with Korea Hydro and Nuclear (KHNP) and their EPC, KETEP.
 

Cyber Security and Critical Digital Asset Configuration Management:
Michael Thow, AREVA NP Inc.
The safety, security and emergency preparedness of the nation’s nuclear power plant fleet requires accurate and complete documentation of critical digital assets (CDAs) as part of a strong nuclear cyber security program.  A comprehensive Configuration and Change Management Program should include detailed version information about all CDAs to ensure infrastructure resilience, rapid response, and restoration of service in the unlikely event of a casualty or failure.  In addition, when applying NEI 08-09, cyber security controls and mitigation strategies required by NRC 10 CFR 73.54, a CDA inventory will ensure plants achieve and maintain the most secure defense in depth strategy while maintaining and monitoring critical systems.  The presentation will provide a brief state of cyber security implementation in the nuclear industry.  Then, the remaining part will offer lessons learned and areas to consider while documenting CDA inventory to implement effective Configuration and Change Management and on-going Cyber Security Monitoring programs.
 

Component Design Basis Inspection (CDBI):
Graydon Strong, Energy Northwest
CDBI experience related to calculations, lessons learned and corrective actions.
 

Research Approach of CM Platform:
Mr. Jung S. Oh NSE, Korea
Research approach of platform to be applied in operating plant will be presented. Contents consist of platform architecture including change management, requirement management, requirement traceability. This project is cooperating with KHNP and will be performing during 3 years, 2014~2016.
 

TUESDAY BREAKOUTS (TRACK 1)

 

E6 – Cyber Security and Critical Digital Asset Configuration Management: (1:00pm – 2:30pm)
Michael Thow, AREVA NP Inc.
This session is to benchmark participants experience with Critical Digital Asset (CDA) inventory, change management, and Cyber Security Monitoring programs.
 

E7CDBI: (1:00pm – 2:30pm)
Graydon Strong, Energy Northwest
This session is to benchmark the participant’s calculation issues and successful methods to address them. Participants should be ready to discuss their organization’s approach to maintaining calculations including their priority, control and retreivability.
 

N4 – Master Equipment List (MEL) - Configuration & Engineering Information Database: (1:00pm – 2:30pm)
Laurent Perkins, Be
ntley Systems and Kent Freeland, PowerKnowledge Energy Systems
The Master Equipment List is the foundation of a Configuration Management (CM) Program, describing the physical plant content as well as providing the anchor point for FCI and the NPP design basis.   This breakout will provide a benchmarking discussion on information concerning the development, maintenance and use of equipment/asset metadata, data sources and 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, EPRI and the NRC related to the MEL are invited.  And, 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.
 

TUESDAY BREAKOUTS (TRACK 2)

 

E8 – Facility Configuration Information (FCI) breakout: (3:00pm – 4:30pm)
Pre Conference Questionnaire
Questionnaire Results
Sue Atkin, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation and Paul Davis, PSEG Nuclear
A breakout session around basic CM principles associated with classifying, controlling and maintaining plant Facility Configuration Information documents.  The breakout will focus on backlog reduction ideas and good practices.  Attendees will be given the opportunity to submit benchmarking questions before the conference and discussed during the breakout.
 

E9 – Identification/control of permanent SSCs which are outside of Design Control: (3:00pm – 4:30pm)
Glen Schinzel and Kelly Howard, STP Nuclear Operating Co.
This session is an interactive opportunity to benchmark participating members’ programs for the identification and control of permanent SSCs which are outside of Design Control programs/processes.  An overview will be provided of Station SSC designation types, the controls that are placed on each designation, and how these controls are implemented in the field.  Participants should be ready to discuss their organization’s approach to:
·          How are new items identified and added to the list of SSCs outside of Design Control?
·          What is your process for vetting/approving the designation of these SSCs?
·          What type of Engineering involvement is provided for SSCs outside of Design Control?
·          How do you communicate the separation line between SSCs within Design Control and those SSCs outside of Design Control to the broader Station organization?
 

E10 – Beyond Design Basis (BDB): (3:00pm – 4:30pm)
Kent Freeland, PowerKnowledge Energy Systems
 

WEDNESDAY PRESENTATIONS

 

Logistics:
Dave Weber, Energy Northwest
Provide the day’s logistical information about conference activities.
 

SR 99 Tunnel Project:
Susan Everett, Washington State Dep
artment of Transportation
The State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct has been a fixture of Seattle’s skyline and a vital north-south route through downtown for nearly 60 years. In summer 2013, the world’s largest-diameter tunneling machine began digging the SR 99 tunnel, the centerpiece of the state’s efforts to replace the seismically vulnerable viaduct. Join Susan Everett, Program Design Manager for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, for a talk on tunneling activities and construction near the tunnel’s north and south portals. Susan will also discuss how configuration management practices are used by the Washington State Department of Transportation on this mega project.

Susan Everett
Program Design Manager, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)


Susan Everett is a Program Design Manager for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program. Susan is responsible for managing and leading the design development of the central waterfront viaduct replacement project. Susan manages the review of all design related submittals from design-build contracts. She also resolves issues between the design-build project and adjacent connecting projects, and develops risk management and contingency plans for the project. She has experience in project management, transportation and hydraulic design, permit management, consensus building, scheduling and estimating.

Susan has worked with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for over 25 years. Prior to working on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, Susan served as WSDOT Urban Corridors Project Development Engineer and Engineering Manager for 10 years where she led three project offices and was responsible for the design of over $1 billion of highway construction. During her work with WSDOT, Susan worked as project engineer on major projects such as the I-5 HOV lanes from downtown Seattle to Federal Way, the I-5/SR 18/SR 161 Interchange Improvement, the SR 515 Arterial Widening, the SR 161 Arterial Widening and the I-5 ramp metering in the Seattle area. In1996 Susan received the Governor’s Distinguished/Sustaining Management Leadership Award and the co-author on several papers.

 

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Panel and Audience Discussion:
Conference Wrap Up/Take Away

 

Conference Adjourns