Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP)
Shielding/Criticality Safety Generalist and Analyst Courses
Developed and Conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Radioactive Material Package Shielding Evaluation and Nuclear Criticality Safety Evaluation Training:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Packaging Certification Program (PCP), Office of Packaging and Transportation, is offering Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) shielding and nuclear criticality safety (NCS) courses for SARP generalists and analysts.

June 6-10, 2016
The SARP Generalist Course is designed for project managers, supervisors, NCS/shielding subject matter experts (SME), or SMEs in non-NCS/shielding technical areas (e.g., structural, thermal, package design, etc.) who need to better understand how the NCS/shielding analyses fit in the broader SARP documentation. Specifically, the Generalist Course provides an overview of the regulations and guidelines for the criticality and shielding analysis for a SARP, and the course shows how the NCS/shielding chapters integrate with the other parts of the SARP. Students in the Generalist Course will review an actual SARP document after the course material is presented to emphasize the key elements of the shielding and criticality analyses.

Sept. 12-16, 2016
The Analysts Course will provide detailed training on the radioactive material package shielding analyses and NCS evaluation fundamentals needed by analysts/practitioners (i.e., safety analysts and/or technical reviewers) to prepare and/or review technical analyses for the SARP documentation. The Analyst Course also provides an overview of regulations and guidelines in addition to detailed in-class exercises associated with the package shielding and NCS analyses. With regard to the in-class exercises, analysis teams will be faced with “staged” SARP examples in which a number of important decision processes in the generation of a SARP will be demonstrated and discussed.

Both the SARP Generalist and SARP Analyst Courses will be offered in Fiscal Year 2016.

The SARP Generalist Course will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. The SARP Generalist Course is scheduled for June 6-10, 2016.

The SARP Analyst Course will held at will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN on Sept. 12-16, 2016.

Further information will be posted as soon as it is available.

Contact Douglas G. Bowen by email or phone (865) 576-0315.

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) is a Department of Energy Specialized Information Analysis Center (SIAC) authorized to collect, analyze, maintain, and distribute computer software and data sets in the areas of radiation transport and safety. RSICC resides in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division (RNSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.