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October 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am - October 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Objectives of the Course

  • To provide the understanding of CANDU fuel design, performance and operation
  • To foster the understanding of the systems that interface with fuel and the effects on performance
  • To promote knowledge of fuel within the CANDU industry

Aim of Course

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the CANDU fuel design, performance and operation, and how the fuel interacts with the interfacing systems.  The course will be of great interest to the fuel designers, manufacturers, station operations, fuel channel and fuel handling system designers, safety analysts, performance and inspection staff. 

Course Outline

This course will provide an overview of the CANDU fuel design, performance and operation, with a special emphasis on the systems that interface with it.  Fuel, more than any other reactor component, interfaces with many different systems.  This course is designed to enlighten those involved in fuel design and performance of the interfaces; and vice versa.  The course will describe the design of the bundle, the detailed nuclear physics of its operation, the thermal-hydraulic performance, the fuel handling, fuel and physics of the reactor, the discharge and storage of the fuel.


The registration fees are shown below

  • CNS Member: $720 [Must be a CNS member in good standing]
  • Non-CNS Member: $820
  • Full-time student (CNS member) or CNS Retiree member: $300

Click here to register online.


For registration information, please communicate with:

CNS Office
4th Floor, 700 University Ave.
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 1X6
Tel: 416-977-7620;
Fax: 416-977-8131
E-mail: cns_office@cns-snc.ca 


Contact Us

Course contacts (not for registration):

Steve Palleck
Consultant, Advanced Engineering Group
GE-H Canada
Tel: (705) 748-8259
E-mail: stephen.palleck@ge.com

Erl Køhn
Consultant, Fuel Design
Tel: (416) 592-4603
E-mail:  erlkohn@acanac.net

Hotel Accommodation

Best Western Plus Durham Hotel

559 Bloor St. West, Oshawa

Please make accommodation arrangements, if required, directly with the hotel.  Special group rate of $125 + tax per night is available on the nights of October 5 & 6 for course participants if booked before 2014.  Refer to “CNS Fuel Technology Course” at time of booking. 


 The course brochure is available here


October 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am
October 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am
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