2012 EFCOG Safety Analysis Workshop

Information, Documents & Presentations

"Streamlining for Safety and Risk Performance"

The 2012 Energy Facility Contractors Group Safety Analysis Workshop will be held at Buffalo Thunder just North of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The dates are May 4 through 10, 2012. Workshop information, documents & presentations are provided below. Updates will be added as they are received.


Tuesday Afternoon
Session 1 Accident Analysis I
Chair: Jerry Hansen





Andrus – INL

Derivation of Accident-Specific Material at Risk Equivalency Factors

Garrett – Richland

One System Integration Project Team

Hargreaves – LANL

Propagation Limits of Burning Embers Lofted by Buoyant Plumes


Vincent - SRNS

Dispersion Modeling Analysis for SRS

Shulz – WTP

Adapting Dispersion Software to DOE Standard 3009

Hope – SRNS

Comparison of Parameters for Modeling Tritium Dispersion

Tuesday Afternoon
Session 2 Hazards Analysis I
Chair: Julie Johnston

Allsbrooks – SNL

Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF) 60Co Sealed Sources Transfer Operation

Walker – INL

Characterization of Radioisotope Inventory in the Building 9204-3 Actinide Facility

Wong – SNL

Primary Hazard Screening for ISMS Implementation and Safety Basis Classification

Ebey – LANL

A "Rulebook" approach to Hazard Analysis (HA) development

Laul – LANL

Receptor Height: 1.5 m in Dispersion Modeling

Foppe – LANL

Minimum Beryllium TQ (Metal or Oxide) for a Low Chemical Hazard Categorization

Tuesday Afternoon
Session 3 Safety Analysis and Controls
Chair: Kevin Carroll

Coleman – ORNL

Dynamic Radiological Inventory Control at the Tank W-1A Remediation Project

Hawks – DOE-ORO

Control Selection Techniques Employed for D&D Projects with Emphasis on Nuclear Criticality Safety Controls

Christensen – INL

Safety Basis for the Irradiated Materials Characterization Laboratory

McCormick – WIPP

WIPP Preliminary Documented Safety Analysis for TRUPACT-III

Williams – Xron

Maintenance of Passive Design Features


Bell – Y-12

Evaluation of the Impact to the Safety Basis of Research Conducted in Production Facilities at Y-12

Wednesday Morning
Session 4 Accident Analysis II
Chair: Mukesh Gupta

Cathey – PNNL

Deposition Velocity Impact on the PNNL Radiochemical Processing Laboratory

Shira – URS SMS

Deposition Velocity Estimation with the GENII2 Computer Code

Hargreaves – LANL

Modeling of Explosive Buoyant Plumes of Natural Gas

O'Kula – URS SMS

Early Lessons Learned from Risk Applications on DOE Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities

Lanning – WTP

Understanding DOE-HDBK-3010 Without Becoming an Accident Analyst

Wang – LANL

Application of ARCON96 and AERMOD for Onsite and Offsite Doses

Wednesday Morning
Session 5 Hazard Categorization
Chair: Bruce Wilson

Van De Graaff – INL

Hazard Categorization Reduction via Nature of the Process Argument

Sartor – LANL

LANL Nuclear Facility Categorization


Christensen – INL

Hazard Classification of the Remote Handled Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility

Cathey – PNNL

Addressing Daughter Products as Part of a Facility's Inventory

Curran – SNL

ERPG, AEGL, and TEEL Comparison

Guy – SRNS

Segmentation and Downgrade of the SRS C Reactor Spent Fuel Basin

Wednesday Morning
Session 6 Regulatory Topics
Chair: John Farquharson

Greutman – SNL

Exemption Request Use for One Time Processing of Radioactive Materials

DeLong – NSAI

Streamlining the Nuclear Power Reactor Licensing Process

Farquharson – ABS

Safety Basis Approaches – ISA vs. DSA

Stirrup – SNL

Implementation of DOE Order 420.2C, Safety of Accelerator Facilities

Hillman – DOE-HQ

Preliminary Results of the Department of Energy's Beyond Design Basis Events Evaluation Pilot Program


Rosenbloom – DOE-HQ

Revision of DOE Standard 3009, Preparation Guide for U.S Department of Energy DSAs


Wednesday Afternoon
Session 7 Accident Analysis III
Chair: Andrew Vincent

Gerstner – INL

Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis Results of a Seismically-Induced Loss of Coolant Accident

McAllister – URS SMS

Saltstone Facility Analyses

Yeung (AA) – URS SMS

A CST Waste Tank Accident Analysis for a Post-Seismic Explosion Event

Woody – ORO

Clarification of Safety Basis Topics from DOE-STD-5506-2007

Wednesday Afternoon
Session 8 Software and Quality Topics
Chair: Mike Greutman

Sartor – LANL

Requirements and Guidance for Generating MACCS2 Met Data Files


Louie – SNL

MELCOR 2.1 Leak Path Factor Assessment and Guidance

Humphries – SNL

MELCOR 2.1 Software Quality Assurance Program

Houchin – Y-12

Y-12 Safety Basis Annual Update Process & Quality Improvements

Wednesday Afternoon
Session 9 Criticality Safety and USQ Topics
Chair: Mark Mitchell

Montgomery – Y-12

Implementation of Expert USQDs in the DOE Complex

Hopper – ORNL

DOE Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineer "Hands-On" Subcritical and Critical Experiments Training and Education Course

Marr – SNL

Lessons Learned from Development and Implementation of Electronic Unreviewed Safety Question (eUSQ) Software

Panel: Use of Risk Applications for DOE Nonreactor Nuclear FacilitiesL Chair - Kevin O'Kula

Panel: Changes to the DOE Order, Standards, and Guides: Chair - Brad Evans

James O’Brien - DOE

DOE Regulatory Processes


Jeffrey L. Shackelford - DOE

DNFSB Staff Perspective on Changes to DOE Directives and Standards


Panel: Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling in Safety Analysis: Chair - Andrew Vincent

Jeremy Rishel
Bruce Napier

Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling in Safety Analyses: GENII


Jorge Schulz

Particle Size Distribution and Deposition Velocity Investigations at WTP


Bruce A Wilson

Deposition Velocity Issues at Y-12


Doug Osborn and Nate Bixler

Overview of MACCS2


Mohamed Alsharif / Doug Clark

Respirable Radioactive Material Airborne Release Fraction for Uranium Containers


Chris Chaves

Nuclear Safety Research and Development Program


Presentation Alternates

Wright – Y-12

Use of FRP Ductwork in a Nuclear Facility


Wilson – Y-12

Why not an Integrated Safety Analysis as a Safe Harbor?


Mitchell – LLNL

Implications of the DOE USQ Guide, DOE G 424.1-1B


Laul – LANL

TA-15 E-F Site: Downgrade to <HC-3 (Radiological)


Johnston – SNL

Hazard Analysis and Technical Safety Requirements: Overview Courses for Facility Operations Personnel


Evans – PNNL

Hazard Categorization Simplification and Graded Approach under the Rule