What you'll learn

  • Test and certify high-efficiency particulate air-filtration and gas-adsorption systems for nuclear and non-nuclear applications

  • Verify airflow in ventilation and air-cleaning systems

  • Demonstrate an understanding of regulations issued by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the United States Department of Energy pertaining to air- and gas-cleaning activities

  • Operate testing equipment unique to air-cleaning, gas-cleaning, and ventilation systems

  • Discuss how U.S. standards and regulations have become the international standard of excellence, as well as the relationship between the U.S. standards and the safety guides of the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Explore the implementation of U.S. standards, guides, and codes in other countries

Course description

This on-campus program prepares participants to test and certify systems containing HEPA filtration and gas adsorption systems for nuclear and non-nuclear applications.

Participants learn the latest regulatory requirements for nuclear air cleaning, develop an understanding of filtration theory, and gain the experience they need to maintain air purity with a comprehensive filter system.

This program offers knowledge and essential training that will provide you with the experience and knowledge you need to meet the daily challenges of working with nuclear technology.

In addition to ventilation, the program also includes wide-ranging nuclear and non-nuclear topics relevant to biotechnology, clean rooms, health care, the military and commercial utilities.

Interactive Laboratory Sessions

You will participate in hands-on laboratory sessions. The faculty will guide you through the experiments in real time, providing you with unparalleled access to their expertise.  Through these lab sessions, you will have the opportunity to apply the theories learned in class, gain experience operating a variety of testing equipment, and discuss the practical challenges and remedies in working with nuclear-filtration systems.

Program Curriculum

This dynamic curriculum is designed to allow participants to practice the knowledge and skills they need to implement, enhance, or certify nuclear air-filtration systems. In addition to presenting theory and frameworks, the program requires that participants apply theories in interactive laboratory exercises and discuss issues during breakout groups with peers.

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