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 “The five-point mod package development philosophy”

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 “Simple ways to enhance a mod package”

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

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

A word about using jargon

US NRC logo

The nuclear power industry, like most others, is ripe with jargon and unique acronyms. We made up words long ago and keep them alive through daily use. Despite that, they still have no presence in modern dictionaries. Don’t let your mod packages suffer needlessly from jargon bloat . . . . Continue reading “A word about using jargon”

On writing work instructions

As an engineer you may have to write a simplified work plan into your mod package that provides a general outline of the installation process. Work planners then translate that broad overview into detailed work instructions . . . . Continue reading “On writing work instructions”

An example schematic drawing I created to show some standard symbols

I like to learn by seeing examples. To try and show how a typical schematic diagram might look, along with some standard design symbols, I put together these drawings using Microsoft Powerpoint . . . .

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