2018 Regional Nuclear User Forum

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What is the Regional Nuclear User Forum?

An event to help nuclear industry professionals become more successful.

Meet and interact with your peers and the experts who support your company.

When and Where is the Nuclear Forum?

For your convenience, you can attend the nuclear forum in either RE Mason’s Offices in Charlotte, NC, or Richmond, VA.

  • Charlotte: Tuesday, July 24th and Wednesday, July 25th
  • Richmond: Thursday, July 26th

The Regional Nuclear User Forum is for nuclear power industry professionals.

Network with your peers while exploring best practices for effective communication with senior management.


  • Learn ways to view the nuclear promise as an opportunity
  • Participate in hands-on demonstrations, and
  • Receive professional development hours.

Charlotte Nuclear Forum
Tuesday, July 24th and Wednesday, July 25th

RE Mason Company
1726 North Graham Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

Richmond Nuclear Forum
Thursday, July 26th

RE Mason Company
5101 Craig Rath Blvd.
Midlothian, VA 23112

Agendas by Nuclear Forum Location

See agendas below for Charlotte and Richmond.  Click on the image or link below the locations below to download, view or print the PDF.

There is a special networking breakfast at 7:15 am each morning in Charlotte and Richmond.

Notes regarding Professional Development Hours:

  • Up to 10 Professional Development Hours are available for attending both days in Charlotte
  • Up to 7 Professional Development Hours are available for attending in Richmond

Charlotte Agenda

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Richmond Agenda

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2018 Nuclear Forum Richmond Agenda (468 downloads)

Topics and Descriptions

Getting Results via Effective Communication & Workshop | Don Fletcher | RE Mason Company

Change in a Nuclear Power Plant can be hard to accomplish and time consuming. This workshop will give insights into successfully navigating the change process at your plant. Who needs to be convinced and how to get support for your ideas will be discussed.

Control Loop, No Valve is an Island | Sean Stevens | RE Mason Company

Our work tends to focus on a component level, but a component is only one part of an overall system. This presentation is intended to help increase our perspective on an overall control loop, which includes measurement, process controls, final control devices, and plant process equipment.

Control Valve Sizing & Selection | Sean Stevens | RE Mason

This is a review of the fundamentals of sizing and selecting control valves. Inputs required, selection criteria, and the importance of process conditions will be discussed.

Valve Leakage | Carrie Klinge & Brandon Dutton |Fisher

This presentation will discuss the concept of valve leakage and how much is allowed for our application. Tight shut off can add cost to our valve and make things more complicated than they need to be. We provide tools for quantifying expected leakage and some ideas to provide tight shutoff when required.

ValveLink/DVC Workshop | Dan Fisher | RE Mason Company

Will provide a ValveLink/DVC update and review selected topics in a workshop atmosphere with live equipment demos. Will also cover DVC mounting, setup, calibration, and troubleshooting using ValveLink software.

Dealing with Obsolescence | Carrie Klinge & Brandon Dutton | Fisher

Obsolescence is a hot topic in the Nuclear industry. This presentation will review equipment that has become obsolete and discuss what options are available for obsolete items.

Introduction to Safety Relief Valves | Dean Barnes, Chris Singleton, Dan Fraser | Emerson & RE Mason Company

This presentation will review the importance of safety relief valves in a Nuclear plant. Spare parts, strategy for outages, and obsolete parts will be discussed. Safety Relief Valve testing/repair and how to get support will be presented.

QUIKLOOK 3 Workshop | Joe Sullivan | Emerson

This QuikLook 3/FlowScanner demonstration will be a live demo that reviews the set-up for testing AOVs, reading scans, and troubleshooting.

Positioners Workshop | Dan Fisher | RE Mason Company

This workshop will cover several types of pneumatic positioners that are found in Nuclear plants. Setup, calibration, parts diagnostics, mounting, and bench set for spring and diaphragm/piston actuators will be reviewed.

TopWorx Workshop | Scott Hallman | Emerson

This workshop will cover the mounting, installation, and setup of switches commonly used in the Nuclear industry.

Charlotte Area Hotels
Fairfield Inn & Suites Northlake – 704-509-0123
(Off I-77, Exit 18), 9230 Harris Corners Pkwy (28269)
Emerson Rate Code: EME – Rate: $84.00
9.2 Miles (12 Minutes driving)

Hilton Garden Inn Northlake – 704-597-7655
(Off- I77, Exit 18) 9315 Statesville Road (28269)
Emerson Rate Code: #6181202 – Rate: $113.00
9.2 Miles (12 Minutes driving)

(Both hotels listed above are very close to the Hickory Tavern Restaurant where we will be eating dinner on Tuesday night).

Hilton Garden Inn University Place – 704-547-7444
(Off 84, Exit 45A) – 8629 J M Keynes Drive (28262)
RE Mason Rate Code: 3036244 – Rate: $143.00
7.2 Miles (12 minutes driving)

Home@ Suites University Place – 704-659-5100
(Off I-85, Exit 45A) 625 McCullough Drive (28262)
RE Mason Rate Code: 0003146558 – Rate: $114.00
7.1 Miles (11 minutes driving)

Richmond Area Hotels
DoubleTree by Hilton – 804-379-3800
(Off of VA-76 (Powhite Pkwy), Exit US-60 West Midlothian Turnpike)
1201 Koger Center Blvd, Richmond (23235)
RE Mason Rate Code: #0003069270 – Rate: $96.00 (if you call) $94.00 online
12.6 miles (17 minutes driving)

Four Points by Sheraton (Marriott Property) – 804-323-1144
(Off of VA-76 (Powhite Pkwy), Exit US-60 West Midlothian Turnpike)
9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond (23235)
RE Mason Rate Code: RE Mason – Rate: $94.00
To make a reservation you will need to call or email Denise Walters – denise.walters@fourpointsrichmond.com
11.1 miles (16 minutes driving)

Holiday Inn Express (Brandermill) 804-744-7303
(Off 288, Hull Street West) 5303 W Village Green Drive, Midlothian (23112)
RE Mason Rate Code: RE Mason – Rate: $89.00
(To make a reservation you will need to call the hotel)
0.8 miles (4 minutes driving)

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