Beginning in 2015, TFE has provided readiness preparation services to Flour Paducah Project (FFP). FPP is attempting to start up their first major project (uranium holdup removal) in a Hazard Category 2 nuclear facility. This startup requires the successful completion of a DOE Operational Readiness Review which is a rigorous examination of all aspects of a hazardous project.
TFE was brought in to lead the readiness effort and to guide the FFP team through the process. We have provided a team of senior experts that developed plans and provided mentoring to project personnel. Our personnel performed the following key activities:
- Developed the initial draft of the Plan of Action that established the scope and breath of the ORR for submittal by FPP to the DOE
- Drafted the Implementation Plan that contained the details for the corporate ORR to be performed
- Developed and conducted safety basis and technical specification requirements training
- Developed and conducted Conduct of Operation training
- Provided mentors for Operations, Engineering, Training, QA, Readiness, Nuclear Safety, Maintenance/Work Control, and records management.
- Developed evidence files to satisfy proof requirements that all core requirements were adequate to begin the reviews
- Wrote numerous procedures for the various organizations including Conduct of Operations
- Mentored project personnel on the correct implementation of the Conduct of Operations program including expectations of performance and compliance
- Mentored the operations drill program
- Conducted cross table reviews and practice boards for operator qualification
- Provided evaluators for various reviews
- Provided the team leader and some team members for a re-write of the TSRs
- Developed strategies to ensure the project equipment had the proper pedigrees and to correct identified deficiencies
TFE personnel have demonstrated the ability to successfully augment the FFP management team in a manner that lead to successful implementation of key Integrated Safety Management System and DOE requirements.