ASME To Hold Symposium on Small Modular Reactors for the Nuclear Power Industry

Sep 26, 2011

by John Kosowatz Senior Editor,

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2011 – ASME will present a symposium on small modular reactors (SMR) Sept. 28-30, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Combining technical presentations and workshops, the ASME 2011 Small Modular Reactors Symposium will support ten technical tracks and panel discussions covering a complete range of topics attending SMRs, from design and instrumentation to risk management and licensing, as well as materials, thermal hydraulics, fuel cycles, and codes and standards.

Small and medium modular reactors offer the promise of improved safety, short construction times, factory fabrication, and ready availability.  SMRs can also be used for distributed generation applications and for repowering aging fossil fuel plants.

The symposium is aimed at government bodies, nuclear researchers, engineering practitioners, and other industry professionals seeking insights on SMRs currently under development and practical information on methods to manage new installations.

For additional information, visit ASME 2011 Small Modular Reactors Symposium (SMR2011).

About ASME ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.


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