Manager of Engineering and Safety Analysis, Argonne National Lab

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Tom's introduction to the nuclear industry from a history project

  • How Trenoble reinforced the importance of nuclear and safety

  • Why reactor physicists are crucial when designing reactors 

  • Unprotected loss of flow tests and unprotected loss of heat sync tests

  • Scram Systems and their importance during a shutdown failure

  • The Generation 4 International Forum 

  • Why it's important to be involved and engaged in the international community

  • The difference in start-up procedures for sodium reactors and light water reactors

  • SAS and what code means in the nuclear world

  • Economic modeling for reactors and the future of sodium technology

Tom Fanning 

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