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Accelerant Solutions Attends Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC)

Accelerant Solutions attended the 2019 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). The exhibition was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from November 11th-14th, 2019. Comprised of petroleum industry companies and associated businesses such as shipping, mining, and training suppliers, the conference drew approximately 155,000 attendees from around the world. There were over …
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Accelerant Solutions Reinvented

Our friends and clients know that Accelerant Solutions drives to develop practical, cost-effective approaches to help ensure safe, reliable, and compliant operations throughout the world. We pride ourselves in being a performance improvement company. For years our tagline was: Compliance, Performance, and Training. Due to on-going challenges in many industries and the world being in …
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Finally, Technical Training Enters the 21st Century – Training Without PowerPoint

Technical training without PowerPoint (PPT) is here. Death by PowerPoint. We have all seen it, we have all lived it, and we all dread it! What if I told you there is a more effective and innovative way to deliver technical training. A one-stop platform to maximize student engagement and self-mastery using highly interactive, simple to …
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CORE Interactive Fundamentals Training – The Future for Nuclear Operator Fundamentals

For 30 plus years the commercial nuclear industry has conducted general operator fundamentals training the same way. The method of nuclear training I am referring to usually precedes Licensed Operator Systems training at commercial nuclear plants and looks something like this: Step 1: Put 1 or 2 Operations instructors on generic fundamentals, more commonly referred …
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American Nuclear Society Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo 2019

This month a majority of the Accelerant Solutions Management team headed to Jacksonville Florida to attend the American Nuclear Society Utility Working Conference at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort from August 4-7. The Utility Working Conference live event was put on by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and was nothing short of spectacular. With …
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4 Nuclear Training Truths to Live By

Safe, efficient nuclear plant operation is dependent upon rigorous design, excellent material condition, and first class nuclear training. However, ultimate responsibility for operational excellence rests with the skilled and alert people who we trust to operate and maintain our plants. Those of us trained in the nuclear Navy can relate to Admiral Rickover’s observation that: …
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NHRG (Nuclear Human Resources Group) 2019 Conference

The 2019 NHRG conference this year was hosted by Arizona Public Service Palo Verde Generating Station and took place at the Kimpton Hotel in downtown Phoenix Arizona. Planning for the NHRG event began in mid 2018 and culminated in the gathering of some 150 nuclear Human Resource professionals and high-level executives from across both the …
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Improving the Quality and Utility of Comprehensive Assessments of Nuclear Training

Over the past several years, Accelerant has engaged with several station to assist in development of the accreditation self-evaluation reports (ASER).  Starting in 2016, the focus of the ASER shifted to more of an evidence-based format rather than describing training processes.  Indeed, the message from the Accrediting Board was “tell us how you know (you …
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4 Elements of a Great Nuclear Training Organization

What are some of the elements that make a training organization great? After a career of training in nuclear power, the transmission industry, the military and commercial adult education, here’s some thoughts on that question.   Step 1 – Get Aligned With & Responsive to the Needs of the Line Organization The best training organizations are …
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3 Major Steps for Solidifying A Culture of Excellence in your Organization

Step 1 – Identify Your Biggest Pain Points Using Causal Analysis By performing an Apparent Cause or Root Cause Analysis you can effectively identify the precious few items to focus on that are plaguing your organization. Conducting a sound analysis helps to save both resources and man-hours by dialing in on what’s driving your symptoms. …