This meeting will be conducted virtually using ZOOM.  Meeting invites will be sent to registered attendees.

For the September 23, 2020 DC ANS dinner meeting, Mr. Little, President and Principal Officer of Dominion Engineering Inc. (DEI), will be speaking on:

High-Efficiency Ultrasonic Fuel Cleaning (HE-UFC)

This presentation provides an overview of High-Efficiency Ultrasonic Fuel Cleaning (HE-UFC), All-Metal Filter Module (AMF) equipment and the industry experience, including adaptations made by DEI in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  These adaptations were also highlighted in a July Nuclear News article titled, “Remote fuel cleaning from across the globe,” which focused on an ultrasonic fuel cleaning operation performed remotely at a nuclear power plant in Europe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HE-UFC was developed to remove crud from PWR fuel in order to mitigate crud-induced power shift (CIPS).  The technology was later shown to reduce radiation fields and improve fuel reliability at both PWRs and BWRs, and HE-UFC is now a widely performed maintenance activity during nuclear power plant refueling outages.  HE-UFC later prompted the development of related nuclear field services and technologies, including AMFM filtration which utilizes an ultrasonic concentration process to minimize radwaste resulting from cleaning and filtration activities at nuclear facilities.



In lieu of a one-time meeting fee, ANS-DC is requesting that attendees become annual members of DC-ANS (2020-2021) for a cost of only $10.  Please use one of the following two options:

Option #1:  PayPal Link

1-year (One-time) Payment Link:


Option #2:  Mail-in Check

Please send $10 check made out to DC-ANS together with your name, mailing address and email address to:

                        Post Office Box 4129
                        Annapolis, MD 21403


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After successfully registering, DC-ANS will send a ZOOM meeting invitation to the email address provided.  


Location:  ZOOM Meeting Invitation (Link will be sent to registered attendees)

Date: September 23, 2020 (Wednesday)

Presentation: 7:30 – 8:30PM

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