Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMTs) for Nuclear Applications


Workshop Summary and Slides:

Documents Describing Related NRC Activities:

Location / Dates: Virtual / December 7-10, 2020

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Motivation:

  • There is increasing industry interest and plans to implement advanced manufacturing technologies (AMTs) for nuclear applications, including replacement components in operating nuclear power plants and in initial construction of small modular and advanced reactors.
  • NRC must be prepared to efficiently and effectively regulate and respond to industry submittals that apply AMTs for both operating and future plants.

Objectives:

  • Discuss ongoing activities related to AMTs,
  • including nuclear industry implementation plans, codes and standards activities, research findings, and regulatory approaches in other industries.
  • Inform public of NRC's activities and approach to approving use of AMTs.
  • Determine, with input from nuclear industry stakeholders and other technical organizations, areas where NRC should focus to ensure safe implementation of AMTs.

Final Workshop Agenda:

Day 1 – Monday, December 7

Session Organization Speaker Title or Topic Local Time (EST)
Opening NRC Raymond Furstenau Opening / Introduction 8:00 – 8:10
NRC Matthew Hiser Overview of Workshop 8:10 – 8:30
Q&A / Discussion 8:30 – 8:45
Session 1 – Practical Experience Related to Implementing AMTs Siemens Pajazit Advovic Siemens Gas and Power – Overview of Additive Manufacturing, Benefits and Challenges Industrial Approach for AM 8:45 – 9:15
BREAK 9:15 – 9:25
ENGIE Steve Nardone / Arne Claes Experience with AM and Related Nuclear Applications 9:25 – 10:10
Rolls–Royce John Sulley Rolls–Royce's Introduction of HIP Nuclear Components 10:10 – 11:00
BREAK 11:00 – 11:10
Army Research Lab Matthew Siopis Cold Spray Technology and Experience in Army Applications 11:10 – 11:40
US Navy Justin Rettaliata Additive Manufacturing Efforts in Support of the U.S. Navy Fleet 11:40 – 12:10
General Q&A / Discussion from Session 1 12:10 – 12:30
  LUNCH 12:30 – 1:15
Session 2 – Plans and Priorities for AMT
Implementation in Commercial Nuclear Applications
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Hilary Lane Industry Perspectives on AMTs 1:15 – 1:45
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Marc Albert Vision of AMT Use in Industry 1:45 – 2:15
BREAK 2:15 – 2:25
Exelon Lee Friant Utility Perspective on Implementing AMTs in LWRs 2:25 – 3:00
Westinghouse Clinton Armstrong Westinghouse Advanced Manufacturing Development and Implementation Efforts 3:00 – 3:30
BREAK 3:30 – 3:40
Framatome Christopher Wiltz Potential Applications, Challenges and Progress of Framatome Additive Manufacturing Application 3:40 – 4:10
Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) Robert Oelrich AMT with Advanced Materials in Nuclear operations 4:10 – 4:40
General Q&A / Discussion from Session 2 4:40 – 5:00
 

Day 2 – Tuesday, December 8

Session Organization Speaker Title or Topic Local Time (EST)
Session 3 – Performance Characteristics of AMT–Fabricated Components NRC Robert Taylor Introductory Remarks 8:00 – 8:10
Rolls–Royce David Poole / William Press Rolls–Royce's Introduction of AM Nuclear Components 8:10 – 8:55
Naval Nuclear Lab (NNL) Steven Attanasio Fatigue and Mechanical Properties of Laser Powder Bed Fusion 316L Stainless Steel 8:55 – 9:25
BREAK 9:25 – 9:40
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Christopher Kantzos Impact of Powder Supply Variation on Microstructure and Properties in Additive Manufactured Alloy 718 9:40 – 10:10
US Naval Academy Raymond Santucci / Elizabeth Getto Elucidating the Effect of Feedstock Powder Spheroidization Treatment on Selective Laser Sintered Additively Manufactured 316L Stainless Steel 10:10 – 10:40
BREAK 10:40 – 10:50
Naval Research Lab (NRL) David Rowenhorst Linking 3D Microstructural Analysis of Additive Manufactured 316L to Performance and Properties 10:50 – 11:20
NRL Richard Fonda The Effects of Post–Processing on Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior of AM 316L Stainless Steels 11:20 – 11:50
LUNCH 11:50 – 12:40
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Daniel Porter Process Validation for AM at the FDA 12:40 – 1:10
NRC Margaret Audrain Technical Assessments of AMTs 1:10 – 1:40
General Q&A / Discussion from Session 3 – AM 1:40 – 2:10
BREAK 2:10 – 2:20
Other AMTs  
EPRI David Gandy PM–HIP and Electron Beam Welding Development for Nuclear Applications 2:20 – 2:50
PNNL Ken Ross / Jack Lareau Cold Spray Process Details and Nuclear Applications 2:50 – 3:20
BREAK 3:20 – 3:30
VRC Metal Systems Kyle Johnson Cold Spray Mitigation and Repair for Nuclear Applications 3:30 – 4:00
Argonne National Lab (ANL) / UES, Inc. Bogdan Alexandrenau / A.K. Rai Laser Glazing of Cold Sprayed Coatings for the Mitigation of Stress Corrosion Cracking in LWR Applications 4:00 – 4:30
General Q&A / Discussion from Session 3 – other AMTs 4:30 – 5:00
 

Day 3 – Wednesday, December 9

Session Organization Speaker Title or Topic Local Time (EST)
Session 4 – Approaches to Component Qualification and Aging Management NRC Louise Lund Introductory Remarks 8:00 – 8:10
Westinghouse David Huegel AM Thimble Plugging Device / Advanced Debris Filtering Bottom Nozzle Implementation Process 8:10 – 8:40
Westinghouse / EPRI Clinton Armstrong / David Gandy Approach for 316L LPBF Code Case and Data Package 8:40 – 9:10
BREAK 9:10 – 9:20
NNL Tressa White Certification of the First Powder Bed Fusion Component in a US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plant 9:20 – 10:00
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Michael Gorelik On the Development of Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Framework for Metal AM Parts 10:00 – 10:30
BREAK 10:30 – 10:40
Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) Vincent Paquit Accelerating Quality Certification of Critical Components with Additive Manufacturing 10:40 – 11:10
PNNL Joel Harrison Inservice Inspection and considerations for AMT components 11:10 – 11:40
General Q&A / Discussion from Session 4 11:40 – 12:00
  LUNCH 12:00 – 12:45
  America Makes Brandon Ribic Overview of America Makes Activities 12:45 – 1:10
Session 5  – Codes and Standards Activities and Developments National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Shawn Moylan Standards Landscape for Additive Manufacturing 1:10 – 1:40
BREAK 1:40 – 1:50
Savannah River National Lab George Rawls Update on AM Activities in ASME Code 1:50 – 2:20
General Electric / EPRI Brian Frew / David Gandy Approach to Codifying New Manufacturing Methods (e.g., PM–HIP, LPBF, EBW) 2:20 – 2:50
BREAK 2:50 – 3:00
ASTM International Mohsen Seifi Recent Advancements on ASTM Additive Manufacturing Research & Standardization 3:00 – 3:30
NASA Douglas Wells NASA Standard for Use of AM in Crewed Spaceflight Applications (NASA–STD–6030) 3:30 – 4:00
NNL Jessica Coughlin Development of AWS D20.1 standard 4:00 – 4:30
General Q&A / Discussion from Session 5 4:30 – 5:00
 

Day 4 – Thursday, December 10

Session Organization Speaker Title or Topic Local Time (EST)
Session 6 – Regulatory Approaches for AMTs NRC Anna Bradford Introductory Remarks 8:00 – 8:10
NRC Carolyn Fairbanks NRC Regulatory Approach for AMTs 8:10 – 8:35
Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) Pekka Välikangas STUK Regulatory Approach for AM 8:35 – 9:05
BREAK 9:05 – 9:15
FDA Matthew Di Prima FDA Regulatory Approach for AM 9:15 – 9:45
FAA Michael Gorelik Regulatory Considerations for AM and "Lessons Learned" for Structural Alloys 9:45 – 10:15
General Q&A / Discussion from Session 6 10:15 – 10:40
  BREAK 10:40 – 10:50
Session 7 – Research and Development of AMTs VTT Pasi Puukko Quality Control Tools for Metal AM and EU NUCOBAM project 10:50 – 11:20
ORNL Kurt Terrani DOE Transformational Challenge Reactor Program 11:20 – 11:50
LUNCH 11:50 – 12:40
Idaho National Lab Isabella van Rooyen DOE–NE Advanced Manufacturing Methods Program Overview 12:40 – 1:10
ANL Mark Messner Rapid Qualification of New Materials Using Modeling and Simulation 1:10 – 1:40
BREAK 1:40 – 1:50
University of Wisconsin / Kairos Power Kumar Sridharan / George Young Cold Spray Development for Coatings 1:50 – 2:20
NIST Brandon Lane In–situ Process Measurements for Monitoring, Control, and Simulation of AM 2:20 – 2:50
BREAK 2:50 – 3:00
EWI Mark Barfoot Additive Manufacturing Consortium 3:00 – 3:30
General Q&A / Discussion from Session 7 3:30 – 4:00
Workshop Wrap–up and Conclusion 4:00 – 4:30
Contacts: Matthew Hiser, Matthew.Hiser@nrc.gov
Meg Audrain, Margaret.Audrain@nrc.gov

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