ChemStaff develops and provides technical training for power industry personnel. In addition to a number of scheduled courses, our training consultants will work with customer personnel to assess needs, design content, and create or tailor training materials to meet specific training or mentoring requirements.

Our diverse and extensive knowledge and experience base enables ChemStaff to conduct training or provide one-on-one mentoring on any aspect of power plant chemistry programs for plant or corporate personnel.

Laboratory Training Courses

ChemStaff offers several training courses that are designed to help both new and experienced personnel work in the chemistry laboratories of nuclear power plants.

Designed by experts for chemistry personnel who are responsible for laboratory quality activities, this core course delivers fundamental, defensible knowledge of effective laboratory quality programs and their importance along with practical, hands-on learning and proven techniques. Training materials and activities are specifically tailored to support and enhance an existing Quality Control Program by increasing the knowledge and strengthening the proficiency of new program owners as well as aligning fleet program owners on the basis and implementation of a program.

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Designed by experts for personnel who are responsible for radiochemistry and unit chemistry activities, this course delivers practical, hands-on learning and proven techniques. Through this course, students develop a fundamental understanding of radiochemistry fundamentals, instrumentation and software functions, effective review of gamma spectroscopy data and reports, nuclide decay study protocol and results, and the relative importance of these elements. Training materials and activities are expertly designed to support, strengthen, and increase the knowledge and proficiency of program owners as well as align fleet program owners on the basis and implementation of a program.

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ChemStaff’s Radiochemistry Quality Control and Assurance training is expertly designed to support and enhance an existing Quality Control Program by strengthening the knowledge and proficiency of new program owners and aligning fleet program owners on the basis and implementation of a program. Tailored to the utility’s unique program, this session delivers defensible program knowledge informed by statistical bases and industry best practices. The training sessions also specifically build on existing procedural guidance, examining why, where, and how basis requirements are incorporated into the total program. The basis includes guidance from ASTM, INPO, EPRI, and the NRC.

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BWR Training Courses

Our BWR training courses are designed for both chemistry and non-chemistry plant personnel  who need to have an understanding of the theory and practice of BWR water chemistry.  These courses provide each trainee with the fundamentals of BWR chemistry control and discuss the latest trends in the industry.

This course focuses on the essentials of BWR operational chemistry. Designed by industry experts for chemistry personnel who have a basic understanding of plant operation and plant systems, the course provides practical, accessible information and proven techniques for personnel responsible for operational chemistry analysis, corrosion prevention, and system diagnostics. Common topics will be covered as well as reactor water and RWCU chemistry and radiochemistry, feedwater chemistry, demineralizer and filtration performance, startup and shutdown chemistry, fuel integrity, corrosion concerns, and data evaluation techniques.

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Designed by experts for BWR chemistry and radiation protection personnel, this two-part course develops participants' in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of RETS/REMP and delivers practical, hands-on learning and proven techniques for personnel who are responsible for RETS and REMP activities. Common topics will be covered throughout the seminar as well as targeted design-specific topics for BWR and PWR.

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Designed by experts for personnel who are responsible for radiochemistry and unit chemistry activities, this course delivers practical, hands-on learning and proven techniques. Through this course, students develop a fundamental understanding of radiochemistry fundamentals, instrumentation and software functions, effective review of gamma spectroscopy data and reports, nuclide decay study protocol and results, and the relative importance of these elements. Training materials and activities are expertly designed to support, strengthen, and increase the knowledge and proficiency of program owners as well as align fleet program owners on the basis and implementation of a program.

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PWR Training Courses

Our PWR training courses are designed for both chemistry and non-chemistry plant personnel  who need to have an understanding of the theory and practice of PWR water chemistry.  These courses provide each trainee with the fundamentals of  PWR chemistry control and discuss the latest trends in the industry.

Designed by industry experts for chemistry personnel who have a basic understanding of plant operation and plant systems, this course focuses on the essentials of primary and secondary operational water chemistry and delivers practical, hands-on learning and proven techniques for personnel responsible for operational chemistry analysis, corrosion prevention, and system diagnostics. Common topics will be covered as well as reactor coolant chemistry and radiochemistry, steam generator and balance of plant chemistry, demineralizer and filtration performance, startup and shutdown chemistry, corrosion concerns, and data evaluation techniques.

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Designed by experts for PWR chemistry and radiation protection personnel, this two-part course develops participants' in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of RETS/REMP and delivers practical, hands-on learning and proven techniques for personnel who are responsible for RETS and REMP activities. Common topics will be covered throughout the seminar as well as targeted design-specific topics for BWR and PWR.

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Designed by experts for personnel who are responsible for radiochemistry and unit chemistry activities, this course delivers practical, hands-on learning and proven techniques. Through this course, students develop a fundamental understanding of radiochemistry fundamentals, instrumentation and software functions, effective review of gamma spectroscopy data and reports, nuclide decay study protocol and results, and the relative importance of these elements. Training materials and activities are expertly designed to support, strengthen, and increase the knowledge and proficiency of program owners as well as align fleet program owners on the basis and implementation of a program.

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