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FPoliSolutions collaborates with global clients to develop data-driven and methodically-based solutions for complex technical, regulatory, and operational challenges. FPoliSolutions brings to bear deep subject matter expertise, a highly capable toolbox, and a lean operational model.

Vendor Audit Analysis in the Nuclear Industry

FPoli performs independent verification, peer reviews, and audit analyses of vendor-supplied engineering work products. FPoli can review methods and results of thermal hydraulics, containment analysis, fuel performance, structural analysis, and other specialty evaluations using independent tools and methods. FPoli maintains an extensive code base for systems, fuel performance, containment, and structural analysis to support technical, economic, and safety evaluations. Examples include legacy codes such as RELAP5-3D, RELAP5/MOD3, COBRA-TF, and RADTRAD as well as modern tools such as SAM, BISON, GRIZZLY, RAVEN, and EMRALD.

Licensing Impact and Technical Evaluations

FPoli engages with clients to address a broad spectrum of licensing activities, including impact and technical evaluations. FPoli has subject matter expertise in the EMDAP/PIRT processes and has also supported licensing initiatives for both Gen III+ and Gen IV reactors.

Dry Cask and Spent Fuel Analysis

Modeling, simulation, and analysis of spent fuel and spent fuel pool systems using tools such as COBRA-SFS and RELAP5.

Machine Design, Pump, and Seal Consulting

More than 10 years of design, operation, and testing experience with reactor coolant pump seals for nuclear power plants. FPoli deploys advanced tools including TRIBOS (CFD/FEA), ADALIX (Machine Learning Based diagnostics), and commercial software for improving reliability, enhancing safety, and reducing cost of mechanical seals.

Generic safety Issues

FPoli engineers have a proven record of developing technical and regulatory solutions in response to Generic Safety Issues. The FPoli staff has extensive experience interacting with global regulatory authorities including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards on issues such as GSI-191 and 10 CFR 50.46c.

Accident Tolerant Fuel

FPoli maintains an extensive code base for systems, fuel performance, containment, and structural analysis to support technical, economic, and safety evaluations of Accident Tolerant Fuel. Examples include legacy codes such as RELAP5-3D, RELAP5/MOD3, COBRA-TF, and RADTRAD as well as modern tools such as SAM, BISON, GRIZZLY, RAVEN, and EMRALD.

professional engineering services

FPoli maintains a staff of Registered Professional Engineers in mechanical and nuclear disciplines that can support clients with technical reviews of analyses, drawings, and other technical work products.

management consulting/ decision support

With unmatched experience in nuclear power plant analysis, FPoli provides domain expertise to utilities, private equity firms, and management consultants to support due diligence activities and decision support.

CLIENT EXAMPLE

Client Description

Global manufacturer of engineered mechanical seals

Project Timeline

4 weeks

Client Benefit

Direct cost savings, statistically-based technical and cost data to support pricing decisions, improved technical foundation

Project Description

FPoliSolutions collaborated with a global manufacturer of highly engineered mechanical seals to improve throughput and reduce cost. FPoliSolutions performed detailed product simulations and applied the results to provide practical guidance for optimizing manufacturing processes. Specific actions and deliverables included: development of alternative inspection methods to maximize the success rate of factory acceptance testing, a manufacturing procedure for methodically correcting manufacturing deviations, and a statistical analysis characterizing the cost content of various product specifications.

CONTACT

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Michael LaPresti

P.E., Advisory Engineer

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