Nuclear Safety
  • Nuclear safety analysis for Hazard Category 2 and 3 nuclear facilities
  • Hazards identification, screening, and evaluation
  • Chemical and radiological dispersion and consequence analyses
  • Hazard control development and implementation
  • DSA/TSR development and revision per DOE-STD-3009-2014
  • Safety analysis engineer training

Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) Licensing and Safety Basis Development

The TCR, a new additive manufacturing (3D-printed) Small Modular Reactor, is to be designed and built at ORNL as a proof of principle for the manufacturing techniques and to reduce the deployment costs of new nuclear power generation

BGS is developing licensing strategy, safety design strategy, and the preliminary and final Documented Safety Analysis

Nuclear Criticality Safety
  • NCS program development, implementation, and assessments
  • Criticality code verification and validation
  • NCS evaluations of fissile material operations per DOE-STD-3007-2017
  • Criticality incredible (CI) determinations to support deactivation activities
  • Criticality accident alarm system detector placement and shielding analysis

Nuclear Criticality Safety (NCS) Analyses for Legacy Uranium Enrichment Facilities

Developing NCS evaluations and analyses to allow characterization and deactivation activities at the former uranium enrichment facilities in Piketon, OH and Paducah, KY
Developing the basis for criticality incredible for D&D activities at these facilities