UPON REQUEST Introduction to Nuclear Power Plants

The content of this course is introductory in nature. Its focus is to introduce the participants to the basics of the Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). This one-day course contains two aspects;

  1. The first part of the course covers the basic functioning of a NPP; an introduction to the basic principles behind the production of electricity from the fission reaction, the layout of a typical NPP, the basic process systems required, the safety systems, regulatory requirements, operational aspects of the NPP, and accident considerations
  2. The second part reveiews the differences between the tow concepts under consideration for new construction in Ontario today; CANDU Enhanced Heavy Water Reactor, CANDU-6 and the Westinghouse Pressurized Light Water Reactor (PWR), AP-1000.
Duration: One full-day session (8:30 am – 4:00 pm)

Course Content

    • How a NPP Works; Fission to Electricity; Fission Reaction
    • Steam Production; Electricity Generation
    • Process Systems; Safety Systems; Auxiliary Systems
    • Startup; Steady State; Shutdown
    • CANDU Heavy Water Reactor
      • Reactor; Fuel Type; Containment; Other Systems
    • Westinghouse Pressurized Water Reactor
      • Reactor; Fuel Type; Containment; Other Systems

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at personnel who have little or no knowledge on how the typical NPP works. With the revival of the nuclear industry underway in North America, organizations wanting to participate in this new development will gain an understanding of the basics. This will allow them to communicate with a level of understanding as to how they may participate in this new round of construction. It will also be a very useful introduction for staff who will be supporting the various activities of their companies providing them with the opportunity to participate on a more complete and useful level.


This course requires participants to have a working camera and microphone.

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  •  January 1, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Payment is non-refundable within 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Cancellation must be received in writing 7 days prior to course start date. You may send a substitute. Notification of a substitute must be received at least 72 hours prior to the commencement of the course to allow time for delivery of course material. If a substitute is not available, the fee for the course may be used towards another ANRIC course at a later date.

ANRIC Enterprises Inc. reserves the right to cancel any course and/or change lecturers. Courses that fail to register a “MINIMUM” of 6 participants will be cancelled. Personnel who require this course to meet qualification requirements should contact the office at [email protected] to discuss/arrange other options.

Important Course Information:

  • The course is delivered on-line.
  • The maximum number of people per course is 16 people. This limitation is set because the courses are run with Workshops using Breakout Rooms to provide for maximum interaction and learning experience. This provides an excellent learning opportunity.
  • All rights, title and content of the course manuals and all other instructional material shall remain the property of ANRIC Enterprises Inc.
  • The manuals will be delivered to course participants by courier (a mailing address will be required to participate in this course).
  • This course requires participants to have video and audio capability.
  • There will be an examination at the end of each course. ANRIC Enterprises Inc. will only provide certificates of successful completion for participants that achieve an examination result of 80% or higher. Video access is required for the checkout.

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