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How We Learn

Do you ever think about how you learned what you know today? By Dan Roy I recently reflected on how I used flash cards to learn my multiplication tables when I was young, and today I see children using calculators instead. I laugh because when I started my freshman year of engineering school, I learned …

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Collaborates with Accelerant Solutions for Developing Common Initial Chemistry Training for the Nuclear Industry

We are excited to be collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and their vision to centralize the common elements of initial training programs for front line workers in the nuclear industry. In May, the EPRI Board of Directors approved a project plan to start a journey in creating a Common Initial Chemistry Training Program. The EPRI Common Initial Chemistry Training Program will be designed to support the common elements of training that …

Accelerant Solutions Supports Nuclear Industry Clients Remotely

Accelerant Solutions has been remotely assisting its US and international clients with managing and implementing important projects to achieve operational excellence. Accelerant leverages facilitative leadership, technology, technical competence, innovation and project management expertise to deliver excellent results both on time and within budget. Accelerant is uniquely equipped to provide the breadth (in the range of …
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NuScale’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Training Program Piloting Accelerant Solutions Innovative Software

In December of 2019, Accelerant Solutions leadership (Projects Director Jason Smith and President/CEO Billy Mack) visited NuScale headquarters in Corvallis, Oregon and met with company leaders to discuss potential opportunities for collaborating on training initiatives.  During the site visit, company directors conducted a full tour of NuScale’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) simulator and formed relationships in the process, ultimately culminating in an agreement to pilot a NuScale lesson plan using Accelerant …

The Official CORE Interactive Fundamentals Training Launch is Here!

In a published September 2019 article on CORE, we discussed the old way of conducting operator fundamentals training which included the following:  Step 1 – Prepare and revise training content for operator fundamentals. (2 weeks)  Step 2 – Class up operator fundamentals by placing students in a classroom for 10-12 weeks and dedicating 1-2 instructors full time to implementation.  Step 3 – Determine which students will …
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How Licensed Nuclear Operators Are Getting Licensed Today Using Distance Learning

How Licensed Nuclear Operators Are Getting Licensed Today Using Distance Learning In Spain, licensed nuclear operator training is conducted a bit differently than it is here in the states. One reason for this is due to the fact that all all training conducted in the seven Spanish nuclear utilities is carried out by a company called …
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2 Major Nuclear Plant Accidents and How They Relate to Operator Training

For society to benefit from complex technology requires sound engineering. Well designed, timely and challenging nuclear plant training for those who operate and maintain the technology is just as important. History has shown that catastrophic events, such as nuclear plant accidents, often includes a human element.  Here are two well known examples where nuclear plant training …
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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 …