PWR Nuclear Operating Practice

Product no.: B841D
Price plus VAT

Date: 17th - 18th May 2022
Language: German, English on request
Location: Erlangen



This course provides the participants with an in-depth understanding of the operational behavior of a plant from the physics standpoint. The participants consolidate their knowledge of reactor physics and use this on concrete examples from plant operation. After completing the course, participants can independently carry out qualitative and predictive estimations.

Reference: Konvoi / Pre-Konvoi



  • Neutron-physics basics
  • Reactor core
  • Loading of a reactor
  • Neutron kinetics in subcritical and critical zero-power reactors
  • Criticality monitoring during fuel loading and startup
  • Reactivity coefficients and effects
    • Boron
    • Fuel temperature
    • Coolant temperature
    • Control rods
    • Xenon
  • Power density distribution / xenon oscillations
  • Neutron flux noise  


Target Group:

Senior shift personnel and specialist personnel especially in physics, I&C and process engineering.



Several years of relevant work experience in PWR engineering.



2 days


Other information:

Participants: 6 to 12 persons

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