Category Archives: Mod Package Design Tips

Material Lead Time Tips

Lead time is a factor when specifying parts for a project. For planning purposes, you need to know how long it will take for it to arrive once it is ordered. Continue reading

The five-point mod package development philosophy

The five principles of mod package development philsosophy

Mod package development is a daily reality for engineers working in the nuclear power industry. The earlier you understand the five-point structure that governs them, the quicker your skills and insight will increase. Continue reading

Two hard-to-shake editorial mistakes

technical writing rules

Some plants are starting to crack down on these requirements. . . . Continue reading

Introduction to Mod Packages


The mod package is the delivery mechanism for presenting your design to upper management, other engineers, work planners, and possibly even the NRC. . . . Continue reading

Cadwelds: what they are, how they work

cadwelding picture

Cadweld is a term you hear often, especially when working on equipment grounding designs. But what exactly is it, and how does it work? Sometimes, a short video offers the best form of explanation . . . . Continue reading

Simple ways to enhance a mod package

The mod package brings the entire design together. That’s why it’s called a “package.” But just because all of the pieces are together in one place, doesn’t mean your package will be high quality — especially if you neglect this aspect . . . . Continue reading

Electrical, civil, and mechanical risks when creating new wall penetrations

core drill

Routing a new conduit through a wall? Need to make a new penetration? There are hidden risks you need to know about, especially if you the responsible engineer for a mod package . . . . Continue reading

Raspberry Pi 2 sheds new light on an old control room problem

A Raspberry Pi computer next to its packaging

A bug was discovered on the Raspberry Pi 2, a small computer intended to promote computer science education to children. While new to the Raspberry Pi, this is old news to the nuclear power industry . . . . Continue reading