February 18 - 22, 2007

Wyndham Emerald Plaza Hotel
San Diego, California

PowerPlantSim'07
Organizing Committee

Nuclear Conference Chair
Mac McDade, Harris Nuclear Plant

Fossil Conference Chair
Erica Finley, Performance Consulting Services, Inc.

Fossil Co-Chair
Ron Griebenow, Performance Consulting Services, Inc.


Exhibits Chair
Steve Branch

SCS

            
Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, CA  92177-7900
Tel: 858-277-3888
Fax: 858-277-3930
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2007 International Conference on Simulation Technology for Power Plants (PowerPlantSim'07)

Final Program

Table of Contents

bullet General Information
  
bullet Exhibitor Listing
  
bullet Program Schedule
bullet Nuclear Simulators
bullet Fossil Simulators

General Information

bullet PowerPlantSim'07 Registration:
bullet Topaz Foyer: Hours - 7:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Thursday
  
bullet PowerPlantSim'07 Exhibit Area:
bullet Diamonds Ballroom, Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Tuesday; 10:00am-3:30pm, Wednesday
  
bullet PowerPlantSim'07 Breakfast:
bullet Topaz Foyer, Service: 7:00am-8:00am, Monday-Wednesday
  
bullet PowerPlantSim'07 Coffee Breaks:
bullet Diamonds Ballroom, Service/Times as follows:
bullet AM Coffee Break 10:00-10:30am, Monday-Wednesday
bullet PM Coffee Break 3:00-3:30pm, Monday-Wednesday
  
bullet PowerPlantSim'07 Reception:
bullet Monday, February 19, Diamonds Ballroom, 6:00pm-7:30pm; sponsored by L3 - MAPPS Inc.
  
bullet USUG Annual Meeting:
bullet Thursday, February 22
Diamonds I Ballroom
8:30am-12:00pm
NOTE: Regional Workshops meet 1:30-5:00pm

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Exhibitor Listing

bullet L-3 Communications MAPPS Inc.
8565 Côte-de-Liesse
Saint-Laurent, Québec, Canada
H4T 1G5
TEL: (514) 787-4999
Contact: Michael H. Chatlani (Vice President, Marketing & Sales - Power Systems and Simulation)
Description: L-3 MAPPS simulators mirror reality for superior real-world power plant training. L-3 MAPPS offers full scope simulators, part-task trainers, simulator retrofits and upgrades. We provide conception to completion turnkey systems, specific components, or simulator design tools as required by the customer. With worldwide presence, a solid leadership position and the ability to provide any level of customer support, L-3 MAPPS ensures the success of your simulator projects.  L-3 MAPPS (both as L-3 MAPPS and predecessor CAE) has been developing power plant simulators for over three decades. These simulators accurately reproduce the physical and environmental properties of the plant control room. They function operationally in precisely the same manner as the actual plant they simulate. Our simulators are the highest level of training device there is. They provide trainees and instructors with user-friendly tools for learning, controlling and exploring complex power plant systems.  The superior training environments of our simulators provide clear advantages for operator licensing, optimizing plant operating procedures and reducing costs. Operators trained in L-3 MAPPS simulator environments gain the skills necessary to increase plant performance, minimize downtime, and provide confident emergency response. Simulator uses include interactive team training, severe incident management, and plant design testing and startup/shutdown optimization. For over 30 years we have worked with our customers to create superior training systems and have established ourselves as the world's pre-eminent manufacturer of power plant simulators. L-3 MAPPS is a company of people with ideas and vision, with a desire to create value through innovation, and with the experience to realize success.
  
bullet Western Services Corporation
7196 Crestwood Blvd. Suite 300
Frederick, MD 21703
TEL: (301) 644-2500
Contact: William Tessmer
Description: Since 1995, Western Services Corporation has provided a wide range of business support services and simulation technology to clients worldwide. We are committed to the simulation marketplace and have invested significant resources to develop engineering grade technology for our simulators.  The flagship for our technology is the 3KEYMASTER (MASTER) Simulation Environment, a true "on-line" object oriented architecture. This technology is currently in use on full scope nuclear, fossil, and combined cycle simulators. MASTER is seamlessly integrated with our Modeling Tools, our DCS Emulation Toolset, and our Intelligent Tutoring System providing a total solution for your current and future simulation and training needs.
  
bullet GSE Power Systems
107 Industrial Drive, Suite E
St. Mary's, GA 31558
TEL: (912) 576-6730
Contact: Alex Lekich or George McCullough
Description: GSES brings both fossil and nuclear simulation solutions that have become industry standard training tools. Our nuclear services division, GSE Georgia, will demonstrate the industry standard XtremeElectricTM models that train operators to handle grid instabilities as well as the ability to produce high fidelity models for Nuclear Power Plant buildings and HVAC in XtremeFlowTM. For fossil simulator users, investigate why GSE's JADE Topmeret boiler models surpass all others, especially for large drum or supercritical applications.
  
bullet GE Energy
1501 Roanoke Blvd., Room 510
Salem, VA 24153
TEL: 540.387.8460
Contact: Greg Morton
Description: GE is exhibiting virtual simulation solutions for Mark VI and Mark VIe Control Systems. GE electrifies the world by providing reliable, efficient products and services for the energy industry. We help businesses and authorities that generate, transmit or use electricity. We work in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy.
  
bullet Studsvik
504 Shoup Avenue, Suite 201
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
TEL: (208) 522-4440
Contact: Jeffrey Borkowski

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Program Schedule

Nuclear Simulators

bullet Nuclear Chairman: Duane 'Mac' McDade, Progress Energy, Harris Nuclear Plant

Sunday February 18, 2007; Boardroom

bullet 3:00 - 5:00pm
bullet Entergy fleet peer group meeting; Session Chair: Scott Cupp, Entergy - Arkansas Nuclear One
bullet 5:00 - 6:00pm
bullet USUG Executive Session; Session Chair: Mac McDade, Harris Nuclear Plant

Monday February 19, 2007; Topaz Room

bullet 8:30 - 10:00am
bullet Opening Session; Session Chairman: Mac McDade, Harris Nuclear Plant
bullet Welcome and brief discussion of Workshop layout and logistics.
bullet Introductions around the room. Participants to introduce themselves, identify their parent company and facility. Provide a brief statement of any major simulator event from the preceding year that could help prompt hallway or after hours OE exchange.
bullet 10:30 - 12:00pm
bullet Session 2 - Thermal Hydraulic and Core; Session Chairman: Tim Cassidy, FPL Energy
bullet Design Level 3D Neutron Kinetics "Panacea_RT"
bullet Fernando Ortega, Tecnatom
bullet Engineering and Training Simulator for the French EPR Reactor (European Presurized Reactor)
bullet Pascal Gain, Corys T.E.S.S.
bullet From "Black Box" to transparent and clear simulation. Visualisation tool of Relap5 R/T models
bullet Peter Karlsson, LearningWell AB
bullet Core Monitoring Applications in the Simulator Control Room
bullet Jeff Borkowski, Studsvik
bullet 1:00 - 3:00pm
bullet Session 3: Vendor Update (Joint session with Nuclear); Session Chair: Ron Griebenow, Performance Consulting Services, Inc.
bullet 1:00pm to 1:10pm
bullet Core Modeling Update * - Jeff Borkowski, Studsvik- Scandpower
bullet 1:10pm to 3:00pm
bullet Panel Discussion: Stimulated, Emulated, Hybrid or Virtual Controls for Simulation *
bullet Introduction: Definitions & Technology Updates - Rick Stuart, Performance Consulting Services, Inc.
bullet Panellists:
bullet Robert Boire, L-3 MAPPS
bullet Alex Lekich, GSE Power Systems, Inc.
bullet Anne Frey, ABB Automation
bullet Oussama Ashy, Western Services Corporation
bullet Greg Morton, GE Energy
bullet Tom Kane, TRAX LLC
bullet 3:30 - 5:00pm
bullet Session 4: Recent Projects; Session Chairman: James Florence, Cooper Nuclear Station
bullet Fort Calhoun Simulator Refurbishment: Mechanisms for Successful Information Management
bullet Julien Marin, L-3 MAPPS
bullet ABB Advant DCS Emulation applied to Combined Cycle Plant Design and Commissioning
bullet Dr. Stephan Hepner, ALSTOM Power
bullet Romeo Daccache, Western Services Corp.
bullet Wolf Creek Model Upgrade Project
bullet Rick Murray, Wolf Creek
bullet Surry Simulator Electrical Model Upgrade in Support of Loss of Grid Training
bullet Bob Soderholm, Dominion

Tuesday February 20, 2007; Topaz Room

bullet 8:30 - 10:00am
bullet Session 5: Simulation Tools and Control Systems; Session Chairman: Edward McFarland, First Energy
bullet Electrical Tool Enhancements V&V at the component level
bullet Romeo Daccache, Western Services Corp.
bullet Westinghouse W7300 Analog Control System Tool and Applications
bullet Dave Goodman, TXU Comanche Peak
bullet The Advantages of Virtual Stimulation
bullet Marc McKinley, GE Infrastructure
bullet Implementation of near analysis grade modeling of NPP buildings and HVAC systems
bullet Terrie Chapin and Michael Fendley, GSE
bullet 10:30 - 12:00pm
bullet Session 6: Testing and Results; Session Chairman: Tim Vriezema, Cook Nuclear Plant
bullet Results from the New NEM-based Reactor Core Model Implementation at San Onofre
bullet Kevin Balch, Southern California Edison
bullet Christian Paquette, L-3 MAPPS
bullet The Evolution of NPP Simulation and Next Generation Reactors
bullet Robert Boire, L-3 MAPPS
bullet Fort Calhoun Simulator Refurbishment: Mechanisms for Successful Information Management
bullet Julien Marin, L-3 MAPPS
bullet 1:30 - 3:00pm
bullet Session 7: Transient Testing and Results; Session Chairman: Warren Potter, Palo Verde Nuclear
bullet 3:30 - 5:00pm
bullet Session 8: ANSI/ANS 3.5 Working Group Update; Session Chairman: Tim Dennis, Consultant

Wednesday, February 21, 2007; Topaz Room

bullet 8:30 - 10:00am
bullet Session 9: SBT National Workshop; Session Chairman: Mac McDade, Harris Nuclear Plant
bullet NEI LOTF/FG Introduction - Gregg Ludlam, Progress Energy
bullet LOTF involvement in SBT
bullet SBT - Short History
bullet 10:30 - 12:00pm
bullet Session 10: SBT National Workshop (cont.); Session Chairman: Gregg Ludlam, Progress Energy
bullet LOTF Pilot Sessions
bullet NEI LOTF Recommendation
bullet 12:00 - 1:30pm 2007 PowerPlantSim'07 SBT Luncheon in the Opal room
bullet 1:30 - 3:00pm
bullet Session 11: SBT National Workshop (cont.); Session Chairman: Mac McDade, Harris Nuclear Plant
bullet NRC - SBT and Performance Testing
bullet Nancy Salgado, USNRC
bullet Larry Vick, USNRC
bullet 3:30 - 5:00pm
bullet Session 12: SBT National Workshop (cont.); Session Chairman: NRC, NEI
bullet NRC and NEI: Conclusions
bullet NRC and NEI: Q and A

Thursday, February 22, 2007; Diamond I Room

bullet 8:30 - 10:00am
bullet Session 13: 2007 USUG Annual Meeting; Session Chairman: Mac McDade, Harris Nuclear Plant
bullet USUG Annual Business Meeting (USUG members only)
bullet 10:30 - 12:00pm
bullet Session 14: 2007 USUG Annual Meeting (cont.); Session Chairman: Tim Cassidy, FPL Energy
bullet USUG - Inspections and results (USUG members only)
bullet Other USUG subjects
bullet 1:30 - 5:00pm
bullet Session 15: USUG Regional Workshops
bullet Regional leaders, delegates to meet in rooms as designated below:
bullet SSNTA - Opal Room
bullet MANTG - Diamond I
bullet MNTA - Pearl Room

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Fossil Simulators

bullet Fossil Chair: Erica Finley - Performance Consulting Services, Inc.
bullet Fossil Co-Chair: Ron Griebenow - Performance Consulting Services, Inc.

Monday, February 19, 2007; Pearl Room

bullet 8:30 - 9:30am
bullet Fossil Track Opening and Introductions - Erica Finley, Fossil Chair
bullet 9:30 - 10:00am
bullet Session 1: Session Chairman: Erica Finley, Performance Consulting Services, Inc.
bullet Training Simulator for the Slovenske Elektrarne Vojany and Novaky Coal-Fired Power Plants (Slovakia)
bullet Pascal Gain, CORYS T.E.S.S.
bullet 10:30 - 12:00pm
bullet Session 2: Session Chairman: Jeff Knuth, Wisconsin Public Service
bullet Key Components to Effective Simulator Instruction
bullet Rick Stuart, Performance Consulting Services, Inc.
bullet Using Generic Simulators for Fleet-Wide Plant Operator Training
bullet Ray "Skip" Hagan, Entergy Corporation

Monday February 19, 2007; Topaz Room

bullet 1:00 - 3:00pm
bullet Session 3: Vendor Update (Joint session with Nuclear); Session Chair: Ron Griebenow, Performance Consulting Services, Inc.
bullet 1:00 pm to 1:10 pm
bullet Core Modeling Update * - Jeff Borkowski, Studsvik- Scandpower
bullet 1:10 pm to 3:00 pm
bullet Panel Discussion: Stimulated, Emulated, Hybrid or Virtual Controls for Simulation *
bullet Introduction: Definitions & Technology Updates - Rick Stuart, Performance Consulting Services, Inc.
bullet Panellists:
bullet Robert Boire, L-3 MAPPS
bullet Alex Lekich, GSE Power Systems, Inc.
bullet Anne Frey, ABB Automation
bullet Oussama Ashy, Western Services Corporation
bullet Greg Morton, GE Energy
bullet Tom Kane, TRAX LLC

Monday February 19, 2007; Pearl Room

bullet 3:30 - 5:00pm
bullet Session 4: Session Chairman: Jason Sackman, Dairyland Power Cooperative
bullet Virtual Reality-Based Crew Training Simulators (CTS)
bullet Don Glaser, Simulation Solutions
bullet The Progress Energy, Roxboro Unit 2 Simulator Project Buyer and Vender Prospective
bullet David O'Hara, Progress Energy
bullet Oussama Ashy, Western Services Corporation
bullet Hydro Power Plant Simulators For India
bullet Pascal Gain, Corys T.E.S.S.

Monday Evening Vendor Exhibit Reception (6:00pm-7:30pm)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007; Pearl Room

bullet 8:30 - 10:00am
bullet Session 5: Session Chairman: Mark Fluharty, Xcel Energy
bullet A Versatile Controls Checkout Platform
bullet Tom Kane, TRAX LLC
bullet Simulator Assisted Engineering as applied to ALSTOM Power Kaeng Khoi Combined Cycle Project
bullet Dr. Stephan Hepner, ALSTOM Power
bullet Mladen Udbinac, Western Services Corporation
bullet Simulation Drives Engineering Cooperation: A Flue Gas Desulphurization Retrofit Case Study
bullet Jim Nyenhuis & Bob McHugh, SimSci-Esscor
bullet 10:30 - 12:00pm
bullet Session 6: Session Chairman: Ron Griebenow, Performance Consulting Services, Inc.
bullet Panel Discussion: Simulator Usage in Other Industries
bullet Don Glaser, Simulation Solutions (Petroleum)
bullet Pascal Gain, CORYS T.E.S.S. (Railroad)
bullet Mac McDade, Progress Energy (Nuclear)
bullet Dave Krahl, Imagine That, Inc. (TBD)
bullet 1:00 - 3:00pm
bullet Session 7: Session Chairman: Ray "Skip" Hagan, Entergy Corporation
bullet Using Simulators for Knowledge Capture and Transfer
bullet Herman Stone, Fossil Consulting Services, Inc.
bullet Progress Energy Operator Excellence Program
bullet David O'Hara, Progress Energy
bullet LADWP Valley and Haynes Generating Station Simulators and Applications
bullet Nermina Rucic, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
bullet Mladen Udbinac, Western Services Corporation
bullet 3:30 - 5:00pm
bullet Session 8: Session Chairman: Erica Finley, Performance consulting Services, Inc.
bullet Open Round Table Discussion: Measuring the Effectiveness of Simulator-Based Training

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, Pearl Room

bullet 8:30 - 10:00am
bullet Session 9: Session Chairman: David O'Hara, Progress Energy
bullet The Advantages of Virtual Stimulation
bullet Marc McKinley, GE Energy and Greg Morton, GE Energy
bullet Simulation of FGD & SCR Environmental Systems
bullet Alex Lekich, GSE Systems
bullet Dynamic Simulation for IGCC Power Plants
bullet Michael Erbes, Enginomix
 
bullet 10:30 - 12:00pm
bullet Session 10: Chairman: Rick Stuart, Performance Consulting Services, Inc.
bullet Simulator-Users Question and Answer Session (Closed Session - No Simulator Vendors Please).   
bullet Noon
bullet Adjourn Conference

* This is a user only session where unbiased opinions and individual experiences can be shared amongst end-users.

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