Designing new nuclear facilities is an extraordinarily complex exercise, often requiring teams of specialists several hundred strong. Nuclear Facilities: A Designer's Guide provides an insight into each of the main contributors and shows how the whole design process is drawn together.
Essential reading for all nuclear professionals: those already involved in the industry will gain knowledge that enables them to interact more effectively with colleagues in other disciplines. Its wealth of information will assist students and graduates in progressing more rapidly into fully rounded contributors to the nuclear facility design process. Whilst those joining nuclear from other industries will find a structured introduction to the nuclear world and discover what differentiates it from other spheres of engineering.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 622
Weight: 1130 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm
"As the organisation responsible for the decommissioning and clean-up of the UK nuclear legacy, we have first-hand experience of how design decisions made in the planning of a nuclear facility affect not only its operations but also its decommissioning. Whether it be worker dose, cost, schedule or simply how difficult a job is to access and perform, the importance of early design decisions cannot be overstated. The NDA is therefore delighted to see this book, which throughout pays attention to the consequences of design decisions not only on operability but also on decommissioning." --Dr Adrian Simper, Strategy and Technology Director, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
"As the lead skills body for the UK nuclear industry, the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN) is dedicated to improving capability within the industry. Established by nuclear employers and Government, we set the highest standards of excellence and, through a high quality network of training providers, lead programmes which improve competency within the supply chain. We welcome this book which, for the first time, draws together a wealth of multidisciplinary information that previously would have been difficult to accrue, even in an entire career. We believe it will make a significant contribution to improving knowledge, and therefore skills, within the nuclear sector." --Jean Llewellyn OBE, Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN)