WELCOME TO THE UTILITY SIMULATOR USERS GROUP WEBSITE!
The Utility Simulator Users Group (USUG), established by the member nuclear utilities, promotes safe and reliable operation of nuclear electric generating plants through the improvement of simulator maintenance, modification, fidelity and through promotion of use of the simulator within the training programs.
Annual Business Meeting
January 19, 2017
San Diego, California
The organization promotes cooperation and the exchange of information among its members. USUG encourages discussions among its members on subjects relating to simulator configuration control, performance, fidelity, maintenance, reliability, and training. USUG supports the simulator-related training activities of the National Academy for Nuclear Training, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and the World Association of Nuclear Operators.
Dale Berry of Wolf Creek is sharing responses of his surveys:
1. 2017 USUG Benchmark of SMP Numbers 518-636-5451
2. 2017 USUG Benchmark for WCNOC SMP Prioritization Improvement Project (813) 402-1233.
The Utility Simulator Users Group Meeting Minutes was held at the Marriott Houston Downtown Hotel, Houston, TX View Now
The USUG Executive Board Meeting Minutes from the Marriott Houston Downtown Hotel in Houston, Texas View Now.
Here is a paper written by Brandon Rice at the Idaho National Laboratory on Nuclear Power Plant Simulation and Cybersecurity View Now.
David LaPointe is providing the results of the USUG SIMULATOR RELIABILITY survey. unprobationary
Gerry Wyatt shared his USUG poll on Simulator and Exam Group staffing. View now
Responses to a quick poll:
1. Do you consider your performance testing records QA records?
2. Do you transmit them to a permanent records storage facility or maintain them yourself? (310) 399-6186.
The Simulator Performance Indicator Proposal for your review. View now
Here's a survey that answers the question: What make and model server are you using in your Simulator? View now
Dual Simulator Informal Benchmark from Farley 2189692022
WANTED: Looking for Westinghouse RVLIS/ICCM plasma display parts trombony
Simulator Health Self Assessment performed at Vogtle 1&2 6014232409
Simulator hardware and software deficiencies not resolved in a timely manner. View now
WANTED: Looking Tracor Westronics Series 2400 Chart Recorder (boards CB 100244-03 RevH and CB 100309-01 RevB) spare parts, repair vendor, and/or experience repairing these boards. View now
WANTED: Looking for a spare Yokogawa Remote Scanner Model 3882E. (418) 837-4277
Failure to Maintain the Simulator in Accordance with ANSI/ANS 3.5-2009. View now
Grand Gulf NCV on Failure to Maintain Examination Integrity. 9166270474
Cooper NCV on Failure to Maintain Examination Integrity. View now
We (Point Beach) are looking to speak with someone who has experience with modeling Westinghouse cores using EZ Tune. 8173049221
Survey results on configuration management software. View now
NRC Information Notice 2012-11 pertaining to AGE-RELATED CAPACITOR DEGRADATION 9124447875
Robert Good of TVA has posted a benchmark he did on the industry status of simulator upgrades. View now
benchmark survey on the job qualification card (process) for the people that operate the simulator instructor booth. View now