Publications

 

AMS has been published in numerous industry publications.
AMS president Dr. H.M. Hashemian has published more than 300 papers and reports, including 70 peer-reviewed journal and magazine articles, more than 200 conference papers, 9 book chapters, and numerous reports, guideline documents, regulations, and standards for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Society of Automation (ISA). He is the author of three books: Sensor Performance and Reliability (ISA, 2005), Maintenance of Process Instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plants (Springer Verlag, 2006), and Monitoring and Measuring I&C Performance in Nuclear Power Plants (ISA, 2014). His books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. In addition, Dr. Hashemian is the author or co-author of 21 U.S. patents (16 awarded and 4 pending).

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National Publications


Fox, C., Gates, J., Caylor, S., McCarter, D., Morton, G., Hashemian, H., “Online Monitoring of Rod Control Systems in Combustion Engineering Pressurized Water Reactors.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), San Francisco, CA, June 11-15, 2017.

Erickson, P., O’Hagan, R., Shumaker, B., Hashemian, H., “On-Line Monitoring of I&C Transmitters and Sensors for Calibration Verification and Response Time Testing was Successfully Implemented at ATR.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT), San Francisco, CA, June 11-15, 2017.

Hashemian, A., Toll, T., Hashemian, H., “Emerging and Existing Sensing Technologies for Small Modular Reactors and Advanced Reactors.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT), San Francisco, CA, June 11-15, 2017.

Jacobi, T., Floyd, D. Wood, R., Hashemian, A., Hashemian, H., Shumaker, B., “Investigation of Instrumentation Containing an Embedded Digital Device.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT), San Francisco, CA, June 11-15, 2017.

Wood, R., Hashemian, H., Shumaker, B., Smidts, C., Elks, C., “Development of a Model Based Assessment Process for Qualification of Embedded Digital Devices in NPP Applications: Research Approach and Current Status.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT), San Francisco, CA, June 11-15, 2017.

Shumaker, B.D., McCarter, D.E., Bond, N.A., Hashemian, H.M., “Comparison of Prognostic Techniques for Estimating the Remaining Useful Life of Nuclear Plant Components.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human – Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Charlotte, NC, February 22-26, 2015.

Kapernick, J.R., Upadhyaya, B.R., Eckleberry, T.A., Hines, J.W., Shumaker, B.D., Hashemian, H.M., “Dynamic Modeling of a Small Modular Reactor for Control and Monitoring.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human -Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Charlotte, NC, February 22-26, 2015.

O’Hagan, R.D., Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., Riggsbee, E.T., “Implementation of On-Line Monitoring to Optimize I&C Maintenance: A Case Study.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human -Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Charlotte, NC, February 22-26, 2015.

Riggsbee, E.T., Shumaker, B.D., Hashemian, H.M., Mayo, C.W., “Development and Application of Loose Parts and Acoustical Structural Monitoring During Plant Startup Following Steam Generator Replacement.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human -Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Charlotte, NC, February 22-26, 2015.

Morton, G.W., Shumaker, B.D., Cady, B.H., Hashemian, H.M., “Quantitative Methods for Reliability and Fault Tolerance of Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human -Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Charlotte, NC, February 22-26, 2015.

Thomasson, T.C., Shumaker, B.D., Hashemian, H.M., Kapernick, J.R., Upadhyaya, B.R., Hines, J.W., Keyhani, M., “First Principles Model of a Simulation Flow Loop in Support of On-Line Monitoring Implementation in Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human -Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Charlotte, NC, February 22-26, 2015.

Ramuhalli, P., Konomi, B., Coble, J., Shumaker, B., Lin, G., Hashemian, H., “Uncertainty Quantification Methods for Robust Online Monitoring and Recalibration Interval Extension.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human -Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Charlotte, NC, February 22-26, 2015.

Hashemian, A.H., Hashemian, H.M, Thomasson, T.C., Kapernick, J.R., “Instrumentation and Control Design and Maintenance Strategy for Small Modular Reactors.” Presented at the ASME 2014 Small Modular Reactors Symposium, Washington, DC (April 15–17, 2014).

Hashemian, H.M., “Instrumentation and Control Research for Small Modular Reactors.” Presesnted at the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, Embedded Topical Meeting–2nd ANS SMR 2013 Conference, Washington, DC (November 10–14, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., “Automated Maintenance Technology to Be Embedded in Small Modular Reactor Designs.” Presented at the ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, Embedded Topical Meeting–2nd ANS SMR 2013 Conference, Washington, DC (November 10–14, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Mitra, C., Shumaker, B.D., Upadhyaya, B.R., “Online Monitoring in Small Modular Reactors (SMRs).” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (June 16–20, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., McCulley, J.R., Morton, G.W., Caylor, S.D., “Advanced Fault Monitoring and Diagnostics for Rod Control and Position Systems in Nuclear Reactors.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (June 16–20, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., Ledlow, J.B., O’Hagan, R.D., McCarter, D.E., “Remaining Useful Life Estimation of Electric Cables in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (June 16–20, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Walz, M.E., O’Hagan, R.D. Pruitt, M.S., “Online Monitoring In Research Reactors—Safe and Effective.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (June 16–20, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Johnson, W.S., Kiger, C.J., “Monitoring Tank Levels In Nuclear Reactor Containment.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (June 16–20, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Kiger, C.J., “Empowering the Nuclear Industry’s Mobile Workforce: Are Exclusion Zones Enough?” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (June 16–20, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Riggsbee, E.T., Johnson, W.S., Linn, M., “Equipment Health Monitoring In Research Reactors–Reliability Improvement.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (June 16–20, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Morton, G.W., Shumaker, B.D., Caylor, S.D., “On-Line Monitoring with Auto-Regressive Modeling in Boiling Water Reactors.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 2013 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (June 16–20, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Coble, J., Meyer, R., Ramuhalli, P., Bond, L., Shumaker, B., “Extending Sensor Calibration Intervals in Nuclear Power Plants.” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 107, San Diego, CA (November 11–15, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., Morton, G.W., Caylor, S.D., McCulley, J.R., “On-Line Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics for Rod Control and Rod Position Indication Systems in Nuclear Reactors.” Presented at the 2012 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, San Diego, CA (November 11–15, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., Kiger, C.J., Johnson, W.S. (AMS), Hudson, E. (Entergy), “Wireless Sensors for Condition Monitoring of Equipment within the Containment of Pressurized Water Reactors.” Presented at the 2012 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, San Diego, CA (November 11–15, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., Kiger, C.J., Shumaker, B.D., Johnson, W.S., “Expanding the Capabilities of Wireless Condition Monitoring Sensors Into the Containment of Pressurized Water Reactors.” Presented at the Future of Instrumentation International Workshop (FIIW), Instruments, Sensors and Measurements for Energy Generation, Delivery and Consumption, Gatlinburg, TN (October 8–9, 2012).

Coble, J., Ramuhalli, P., Meyer, R., Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B., Cummins, D., “Calibration Monitoring for Sensor Calibration Interval Extension.” Proceedings from the Future of Instrumentation International Workshop (FIIW), Gatlinburg, TN (October 8–9, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., Campbell, C.D., Sexton, G.W., Morton, McConkey, J.B., “Cable Condition Monitoring for Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the Future of Instrumentation International Workshop (FIIW), Instruments, Sensors and Measurements for Energy Generation, Delivery and Consumption, Gatlinburg, TN (October 8–9, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., Morton, G.W., Caylor, S.D., “On-Line Monitoring Implementation in Boiling Water Reactors.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), San Diego, CA (July 22–26, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., Kiger, C.J., Johnson, W.S., Hudson, E., “Wireless Sensors for Condition Monitoring of Equipment Within the Containment of Pressurized Water Reactors.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), San Diego, CA (July 22–26, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., Morton, G.W., Caylor, S.D., McCulley, J.R., “On-Line Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics for Rod Control and Rod Position Indication Systems in Nuclear Reactors.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), San Diego, CA (July 22–26, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., Riggsbee, E.T., O’Hagan, R.D., Pruitt, M.S., “Implementation of On-Line Condition Monitoring Technologies in Research Reactors.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), San Diego, CA (July 22–26, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., O’Hagan, R.D., Ledlow, J.B., McCarter, D.E., “Application of Prognostic Methods for Predicting Remaining Useful Life of Nuclear Plant Equipment and Components.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), San Diego, CA (July 22–26, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., “Review of National and International Activities on Development of New Standards, Guidelines, and Technologies for Predictive Maintenance and Management of Aging of Electrical and Mechanical Systems of Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 3rd International Conference on NPP Life Management (PLIM) for Long Term Operations (LTO), Salt Lake City, UT (May 14–18, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., “Response Time Testing of Temperature Sensors Using Loop Current Step Response Method.” Presented at the 9th International Temperature Symposium (ITS9), Los Angeles, CA (March 19–23, 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., Kiger, C.J., Riggsbee, E.T., Phipps, K.O., and O’Hagan, R.D., “Wireless Sensors for Equipment Health and Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 2nd Annual Future of Instrumentation International Workshop (FIIW), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (November 2011).

Hashemian, H.M., O’Hagan, R.D., and Riggsbee, E.T., “Research Reactor Maintenance and Life Management through On-Line Monitoring.” Presented at the Test, Research and Training Reactors (TRTR) 2011 Annual Conference, Idaho Falls, ID (September 2011).

Hashemian, H.M., Riggsbee, E.T., and O’Hagan, R.D., “Recent Demonstrations of On-Line Condition Monitoring Techniques for Research Reactors.” Presented at the 2011 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, Washington, D.C. (November 2011).

Kiger, C.J., Hashemian, H.M., Johnson, W.S., and O’Hagan, R.D., “Introduction to Wireless Technology: A Perspective for the Power Generation Community.“ Presented at the 54th Annual ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Symposium, Charlotte, NC (June 2011).

Hashemian, H.M., Morton, G.W., Caylor, S.D., and Shumaker, B.D. “Advanced Digital Rod Position Indication System for Existing and Next Generation Nuclear Reactors.” Accepted for publication and presentation at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), held concurrently with the ANS National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA (November 2010).

Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., Wunderlich, R.J., Caylor, S.D., and Morton, G.W. “An Integrated System for Static and Dynamic On-Line Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Components.” Accepted for publication and presentation at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), held concurrently with the ANS National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA (November 2010).

Hashemian, H.M. and O’Hagan, R. “On-Line Monitoring Techniques for Improved Reliability and Maintenance of I&C Systems in Research Reactors.” Accepted for publication and presentation at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), held concurrently with the ANS National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA (November 2010).

Hashemian, H.M, “Measurement of True Process Temperatures and Pressures in Nuclear Power Plants.” Accepted for publication and presentation at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), held concurrently with the ANS National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA (November 2010).

Hashemian, H.M., “Research Reactor Reliability Improvement and Aging Management,” presented at the 2009 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, Washington, D.C. (November 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., Kiger, C.J., Seibel, J.C., Shumaker, B.D., Feltus, M.A., “Wireless Technologies for Nuclear Facilities,” Invited paper for the 2009 Annual Meeting of American Nuclear Society, Atlanta, GA (June 14–18, 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Maintenance of Nuclear Plant I&C Systems for Operation Beyond 40 and 60 Years,” Transactions of 2009 Annual Meeting of American Nuclear Society, Atlanta, GA (June 14–18, 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., Morton, G.W., Shumaker, B.D., “Advanced Digital Rod Position Indication System for Existing and Next Generation Nuclear Reactors,” presented at the New Nuclear Frontiers 2009 Conference (the 30th Annual CNS Conference), Calgary, Canada (May 31–June 3, 2009).

Kiger, C.J., Hashemian, H.M., Seibel, J.C., Wunderlich, R.J., Meininger, R.D., “Digital Upgrade Concerns and Considerations Regarding Electromagnetic Interference,” presented at the 52nd Annual ISA POWID Symposium, Chicago, IL (May 12-14, 2009).

Kiger, C.J., Hashemian, H.M., “Wireless Sensors for Predictive Maintenance of Rotating Equipment in Industrial Environments,” presented at the MARCON Conference, Knoxville, TN (May 5–7, 2009).

Kiger, C.J., Hashemian, H.M., Sexton, C.D., Meininger, R.D., Nace, D., “Electromagnetic Environment Testing to Support Digital Upgrades in Nuclear Power Plants,” presented at the 6th American Nuclear Society International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Knoxville, TN, USA (April 5–9, 2009).

Morton, G.W., Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., Wunderlich, R.J., “Assessing the Dynamic Performance of Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants Using Low Frequency Plant Computer Data,” presented at the 6th American Nuclear Society (ANS) International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Knoxville, TN, USA (April 5–9, 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., Kiger, C.J., Morton, G.W., Shumaker, B.D., Carter, C., Feltus, M.A., “Wireless Sensor Applications in Nuclear Power Plants,” presented 6th American Nuclear Society (ANS) International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Knoxville, TN, USA (April 5–9, 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., Hashemian, M., Kiger, C.J., Riggsbee, E.T., Seibel, J.S., Sexton, C.D., Linn, M., Manges, W., Kuruganti, T., Feltus, M.A., “Wireless Sensors for Predictive Maintenance of Rotating Equipment in Research Reactors,” presented at the 6th American Nuclear Society (ANS) International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), Knoxville, TN, USA (April 5–9, 2009).

Jarrett, R.A., Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., “Integrating On-Line Performance Monitoring in New Nuclear Reactor Designs.” Presented at the 51st Annual ISA POWID Symposium, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (June 2008).

Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., Morton, G.W., Kiger, C.J., “Wireless Sensors for Equipment and Process Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 51st Annual ISA POWID Symposium, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (June 2008).

Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., Sexton, C.D., Beverly, D.D., Morton, G.W., Riggsbee, E.T., “Neutron Detector Life Extension Through Predictive Maintenance.” 17th Annual Joint ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (June 2007).

Shumaker, B.D., Hashemian, H.M., “Comparison of Process Estimation Techniques for On-Line Calibration Monitoring.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), held concurrently with the ANS National Winter Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (November 2006).

Hashemian, H.M., Feltus, M.A., “On-Line Condition Monitoring Applications in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human–Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT), held concurrently with the ANS National Winter Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (November 2006).

Hashemian, H.M., “Problems and Solutions with Temperature and Pressure Measurements in Industrial Processes.” Presented at the ISA Automation Connections Expo 2006 Conference, Reliant Center, Houston, TX, USA (October 17–19, 2006).

Hashemian, H.M., “Sensor Performance and Reliability.” Proceedings of the 52nd International Instrumentation Symposium, ISA—The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, Cleveland, OH (May 7–11, 2006).

Hashemian, H.M., “Sensor Performance and Reliability.” Presented at the 15th Joint ISA/POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, Nashville, TN (June 2005).

Hashemian, H.M., “Maintenance of Cables in Industrial Processes.” Presented at MARCON 2005, Maintenance and Reliability Conference, Knoxville, TN (May 3–6, 2005).

Tew, W.L., Nam, S.W., Benz, S.P. and Dresselhaus, P., and Hashemian, H.M., “New Technologies for Noise Thermometry with Applications in Harsh and/or Remote Operating Environments.” Proceedings of the 51st International Instrumentation Symposium, ISA—The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, Knoxville, TN (May 8–12, 2005).

Hashemian, H.M., “Temperature Sensor Diagnostics.” Proceedings of the 51st International Instrumentation Symposium, ISA—The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, Knoxville, TN (May 8–12, 2005).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Calibration Reduction System Implementation at the Sizewell B Nuclear Power Plant.” Presented at the 4th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technology, American Nuclear Society, Columbus, OH (September 19–22, 2004).

Hashemian, H.M., “Instrument Calibration Reduction through On-Line Monitoring.” Presented at the 2004 Utility Working Conference & Vendor Technology Expo, American Nuclear Society, Amelia Island, FL (August 8–11, 2004).

Hashemian, H.M., “Extending the Calibration Interval of Pressure Transmitters in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 13th Annual Joint ISA POWID/EPRI Control and Instrumentation Conference, Williamsburg, VA (June 15–20, 2003).

Hashemian, H.M., “LCSR Method to Verify the Attachment of Temperature Sensors and Strain Gauges to Solid Material.” Presented at the 8th Temperature Symposium, ISA—The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, Chicago, IL (October 21–24, 2002).

Hashemian, H.M., “Comparison of RTDs and Thermocouples for Industrial Temperature Measurements.” Presented at the 8th Temperature Symposium, ISA—The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, Chicago, IL (October 21–24, 2002).

Hashemian, H.M., “Verifying the Performance of RTDs in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 8th Temperature Symposium, ISA—The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, Chicago, IL (October 21–24, 2002).

Hashemian, H.M., “Implementation of On-Line Calibration Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at MARCON, Maintenance and Reliability Conference, Knoxville, TN (May 5–8, 2002).

Hashemian, H.M., “Increasing Instrument Calibration Intervals.” Presented at the 44th Annual ISA POWID Conference 2001, Orlando, Florida (July 7–13, 2001).

Hashemian, H.M., “Power Uprating in PWR Plants By Better Measurement of Reactor Coolant Flow.” Presented at the 2000 ANS/ENS International Meeting, Washington, DC (November 12–16, 2000).

Hashemian, H.M., “Optimized Maintenance and Management of Ageing of Critical Equipment in Support of Plant Life Extension.” Presented at the 2000 ANS/ENS International Meeting, Washington, DC (November 12–16, 2000).

Hashemian, H.M., “Latest Trends in Electric Power Production.” Presented at the 43rd Annual ISA POWID Conference 2000, San Antonio, TX (June 4–9, 2000).

Hashemian, H.M., “Review of Advanced Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 43rd Annual ISA POWID Conference 2000, San Antonio, TX (June 4–9, 2000).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Experience with Rod Drop and CRDM Testing in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 43rd Annual ISA POWID Conference 2000, San Antonio, TX (June 4–9, 2000).

Hashemian, H.M., and Mitchell, D.W., “Examples of Instrumentation Problems in Power Industries.” Presented at the 43rd Annual ISA POWID Conference 2000, San Antonio, TX (June 4–9, 2000).

Hashemian, H.M., and Morton, G.W., “Automated System for Pressure Transmitter Calibration.” Presented at the 7th International Joint ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, St. Petersburg, FL (June 1999).

Hashemian, H.M., “Advanced Sensor and New I&C Maintenance Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 7th International Joint ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, St. Petersburg, FL (June 1999).

Hashemian, H.M., “Experience with Use of LCSR Test for Measurement of Response Time of Temperature Sensors in Industrial Processes.” Presented for the ASTM E20 Committee on Temperature Measurement, Seattle, WA (May 17, 1999).

Hashemian, H.M., “IAEA Guidance on Aging of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Equipment, Periodical Testing and Maintenance Strategies.” Presented at the 8th ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (June 1998).

Hashemian, H.M., and Beverly, D.D., “Maintenance Guide for Control Rod Drive Systems in Westinghouse PWRs.” Presented at the 8th ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (June 1998).

Hashemian, H.M., “Cross Calibration of Primary Coolant RTDs in Compliance with Recent NRC Position.” Presented at the 7th ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, Knoxville, TN (June 1997).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Monitoring Techniques for Preventive Maintenance, Performance Measurements, and Aging Management in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 7th ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, Knoxville, TN (June 1997).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Monitoring Techniques for Preventive Maintenance, Performance Measurements, and Aging Management in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the ANS/ENS International Meeting, Washington, DC (November 1996).

Hashemian, H.M., Fain, R.E., “Reducing Outage Time Through Automated Tests To Meet Technical Specification Requirements.” Published in NPIC & HMIT 96 Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2, pp. 1289–1296 (May 1996).

Hashemian, H.M., and Fain, R.E., “Automated Rod Drop Time Testing and Diagnostics in Soviet Designed RBMK and VVER Reactors.” Published in NPIC & HMIT 96 Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2, pp. 1461–1468 (May 1996).

Hashemian, H.M., Fain, R.E., and Riner, J.L., “Automated Diesel Generator Performance Monitoring for the Reduction of Plant Operating and Maintenance Costs.” Presented at the NMAC Diesel Engine Analysis and Monitoring Workshop and Exhibition, Orlando, FL (December 4–5, 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “In-Situ Testing of the Attachment of Thermocouples, Strain Gages and RTDs to Solid Materials.” Presented at the 1995 JANNAF Propulsion and Subcommittee Joint Meetings, Tampa, FL (November 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “Assessment of Fiber Optic Sensors and Other Advanced Sensing Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 23rd Water Reactor Safety Meeting, NUREG/CP-0149, Vol. 2, p. 61, Bethesda, MD (October 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., Riner, J.L., Fain, R.E, Fidler, C.R., “Monitoring the Performance of Turbines to Improve Diagnostic Capabilities and Reduce Maintenance Costs.” Presented at the Fourth EPRI Turbine/Generator Conference, Milwaukee, WI (August 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., and Fain, R.E., “Experience with Measurement of Drop Time of Control and Shutdown Rods and Testing of CRDMs in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the Fifth Intl. Joint Controls and Instrumentation Conference, La Jolla, CA (June 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., Fain, R.E., Riner, J.L., and Fidler, C.R., “Development of an Automated System for Diesel Generator Performance Monitoring.” Presented at the Fifth International Joint ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, La Jolla, CA (June 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “Application of Neural Networks for On-Line Testing of Calibration of Process Instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 9th Power Plant Dynamics, Control & Testing Symposium, Knoxville, TN (May 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “Measurement of Primary Coolant Temperatures in Conjunction with Steam Generator Replacement.” Presented at the 9th Power Plant Dynamics, Control & Testing Symposium, Knoxville, TN (May 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., Jones, C.N., Shell, C.S., and Harkelroad, J.D., “New Technology for Testing the Attachment of Sensors to Solid Materials.” Presented at the 41st International Instrumentation Symposium, Aurora, CO (May 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., Farmer, J.P., “On-Line Calibration of Process Instrumentation Channels in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the 22nd Water Reactor Safety Meeting, Bethesda, MD (October 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., and Black, C.L., “Fiber Optic Pressure Sensors for Nuclear Power Plants.” Published in the proceedings of the 22nd Water Reactor Safety Meeting, Bethesda, MD (October 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., Mitchell, D.W., and Petersen, K.M., “New Technology for Testing the Attachment of Sensors in Composite Materials for SRM Nozzles.” Presented at the JANNAF Rocket Nozzle Test Subcommittee Meeting, at the Boeing Defense and Space Group, Seattle, WA (November 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., Mitchell, D.W., and Petersen, K.M., “Nondestructive Evaluation of the Attachment of Sensors in Solid Materials.” Published in Conference Proceedings of JANNAF Nondestructive Evaluation Subcommittee Meeting, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, UT (October 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., Riner, J.L., “Using On-Line Performance Testing Methods in Developing a Mechanical Integrity Program for Process Sensors.” Presented at the American Chemical Industries Week ’94, Philadelphia, PA (October 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., and Farmer, J.P., “A Versatile Data Acquisition System For Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the EPRI Nuclear Plant Performance Improvement Seminar, pp. 1–16, Charleston, SC (August 1994).

Farmer, J.P., Hashemian, H.M., “Minimizing the Cost of Instrument Calibrations in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 1994 POWID/EPRI Symposium, Orlando, FL (June 1994).

Fain, R.E., Petersen, K.M., Hashemian, H.M., “New Equipment for Rod Drop and Control Rod Drive Mechanism Timing Tests in PWRs.” Presented at the 1994 POWID/EPRI Symposium, Orlando, FL (June 1994).

Mitchell, D.W., and Hashemian, H.M., “Effect of Sensing Line Length and Blockages on Dynamic Performance of Pressure Sensing Systems.” Proceedings of the 1994 POWID/EPRI Symposium, ISA Paper #94-440, pp. 201–210, Orlando, FL (June 1994).

Mitchell, D.W., and Hashemian, H.M, “New Technology for Testing the Installation Integrity of Thermocouples in Composite Materials for SRM Nozzles.” Proceedings of the Instrument Society of America 40th International Instrumentation Symposium, ISA Paper #94-6257, pp. 233–242, Baltimore, MD (May 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., “New Methods for Remote Testing of Accuracy and Response Time of Installed Temperature and Pressure Sensors.” Proceedings of the American Power Conference, Vol. 56-I, pp. 409–414, Chicago, IL (April 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., “Instrument Calibration Reduction System for Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the American Power Conference, Vol. 56-II, pp. 1246–1250, Chicago, IL (April 1994).

Riner, J.L., et al., “Validation of On-Line Monitoring Techniques for the Detection of Drift in Process Sensors.” Presented at the AIChE 1994 Spring National Meeting, Atlanta, GA (April 1994).

Riner, J.L., “On-Line Response Time Testing Methods for Process Instrumentation and the Effects of Normal Aging on Their Dynamic Characteristics.” Presented at the AIChE 1994 Spring National Meeting, Atlanta, GA (April 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., and Mitchell, D.W., “On-Line Calibration Monitoring for Instrumentation Channels in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the 21st Water Reactor Safety Meeting, NUREG/CP-0133, pp. 191–206, Bethesda, MD (October 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., and Riner, J.L., “On-Line Testing of Calibration of Pressure Transmitters in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the 3rd International Joint ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, Vol. 36, pp. 439–450, Phoenix, AZ (June 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., and Beverly, D.D., “Precision Calibration of Industrial RTDs for Critical Temperature Measurements.” Proceedings of the 3rd International Joint ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, Vol. 36, pp. 391–412, Phoenix, AZ (June 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “RTD Cross Calibration in Pressurized Water Reactors.” Proceedings of the 3rd International Joint ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference, Vol. 36, pp. 81–102, Phoenix, AZ (June 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., and Riner, J.L., “In-Situ Measurement of Response Time of RTDs and Pressure Transmitters in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Specialist Meeting, NUREG/CP-0134, pp. 89–113, Rockville, MD (May 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., and Riner, J.L., “Effects of Normal Aging on Calibration and Response Time of Nuclear Plants RTDs and Pressure Sensors.” Proceedings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Specialist Meeting, NUREG/CP-0134, pp. 157–178, Rockville, MD (May 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., Mitchell, D.W., and Antonescu, C.E., “Validation of On-Line Monitoring Techniques for In-Situ Testing of Calibration Drift of Process Instrumentation Channels in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Specialist Meeting, NUREG/CP-0134, pp. 209–233, Rockville, MD (May 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., and Stansberry, D.V., “Validation of Instrument Calibration Reduction Techniques for Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting, pp. 315–322, Oak Ridge, TN (April 1993).

Mitchell, D.W., Hashemian, H.M., and Shell, C.S., “On-Line Detection of Blockages in Pressure Sensing Systems.” Proceedings of the 2nd ASME/JSME International Conference on Nuclear Engineering ICONE-2, pp. 775–781, San Francisco, CA (March 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “On-Line Testing of Calibration of Process Instrumentation Channels in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the 2nd ASME/JSME International Conference on Nuclear Engineering ICONE-2, pp. 767–774, San Francisco, CA (March 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., “Effect of Sensing Line Blockages on Response Time of Nuclear Plant Pressure Transmitters.” Presented at the 20th Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, Bethesda, MD (October 1992).

Hashemian, H.M. and Mitchell, D.W., “Evaluation of Smart Sensor Technologies for Instrument Calibration Reduction in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at 20th Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, Bethesda, MD (October 1992).

Hashemian, H.M. and Petersen, K.M., “Loss of Fill Fluid in Nuclear Plant Pressure Transmitters.” Presented at the 20th Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, Bethesda, MD (October 1992).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Testing of Calibration of Pressure Transmitters in Nuclear Power Plants.” Published by IEEE, 1992 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Vol. 2, pp. 773–774, Orlando, FL (October 1992).

Hashemian, H.M., and Mitchell, D.W., “On-Line Detection of Clogging of Pressure Sensing Lines in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the EPRI 5th Incipient Failure Detection Conference, Knoxville, TN (September 21–23, 1992).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Detection of Core Flow Anomalies in Pressurized Water Reactors.” Published by Instrument Society of America, ISA/EPRI Power Instrumentation Symposium, Kansas City, MO, Vol. 35, pp. 253–272, ISA Paper #92-0621 (June 1992).

Hashemian, H.M., “Aging Evaluation of Nuclear Plant RTDs and Pressure Transmitters.” Aging Research Information Conference, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency, NUREG/CP-0121, Rockville, MD (March 1992).

Hashemian, H. M., “Effects of Aging on Calibration and Response Time of Nuclear Plant Pressure Transmitters.” Proceedings of the 19th Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CP-0119, Bethesda, MD (October 1991).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Measurement of Response Time and Calibration of Temperature and Pressure Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Reactor Operations Division Topical Meeting on Reactor Operating Experience, American Nuclear Society, pp. 127–134, Bellevue, WA (August 1991).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Response Time Testing and Calibration of RTDs in Conjunction with By-Pass Manifold Elimination Projects.” Proceedings of the Instrument Society of America, First Annual Joint ISA/EPRI Power Instrumentation Symposium, Vol. 34, pp. 233–265, ISA Paper #91-717, St. Petersburg, FL (June 1991).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Response Time Testing of Pressure Transmitters in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the Instrument Society of America, First Annual Joint ISA/EPRI Power Instrumentation Symposium, Vol. 34, pp. 275–289, ISA Paper #91-720, St. Petersburg, FL (June 1991).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Experience with On-Line Measurement of Response Time of Pressure Transmitters Using Noise Analysis.” Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Nuclear Reactor Surveillance and Diagnostics, SMORN VI, pp. 68.01–68.12, Vol. 2, Gatlinburg, TN (May 1991).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Measurement of Performance of Installed Thermocouples.” Proceedings of the Aerospace Industries and Test Measurement Divisions of The Instrument Society of America, 37th International Instrumentation Symposium, pp. 913–926, ISA Paper #91-113, San Diego, CA (May 1991).

Hashemian, H.M., “Advanced Methods for Management of Aging of Nuclear Plant Instrumentation.” Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society, Nuclear Power Plant and Facility Maintenance International Meeting, Vol. 2, pp. 473–489, Salt Lake City, UT (April 1991).

Hashemian, H.M., “Effects of Aging on Calibration and Response Time of Nuclear Plant RTDs and Pressure Transmitters.” Proceedings of the 18th Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CP-0114, Vol. 3, pp. 547–570, Rockville, MD (October 1990).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Accurate and Timely Temperature Measurements Using RTDs.” Proceedings of the 36th International Instrumentation Symposium, Instrument Society of America, pp. 465–470, Denver, CO (May 1990).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “In-Situ Response Time Testing of Thermocouples.” Proceedings of the 35th International Instrumentation Symposium, Instrument Society of America, Orlando, FL (May 1989).

Miller, L.F., and Hashemian, H.M., et al., “In-Situ Response Time Testing of Force-Balance Pressure Transmitters in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of 7th Power Plant Dynamics, Control and Testing Symposium, Vol. 2, pp. 49.01–49.18, Knoxville, TN (May 1989).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Application of Noise Analysis for Response Time Testing of Pressure Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of 7th Power Plant Dynamics, Control and Testing Symposium, Vol. 2, pp. 53.01–53.23, Knoxville, TN (May 1989).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Accuracy of Industrial Temperature Measurement.” Proceedings of the ISA ’88 International Conference and Exhibit, Houston, TX (October 1988).

Kerlin, T.W., and Hashemian, H.M., “Uncertainty in Temperature Measurements with Industrial Platinum Resistance Thermometers.” Proceedings of the 11th Triennial World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), Vol. Sensors, pp. 593–601, Houston, TX (October 1988).

Hashemian, H.M., Thie, J.A., and Petersen, K.M., “Validation of Noise Analysis for Response Time Testing of Pressure Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 1988 Informal Meeting on Reactor Diagnostics, Sponsored by Duke Power Company, Orlando, FL (June 1988).

Thie, J.A., and Hashemian, H.M., “BWR Stability Measurements Using Neutron Noise Analysis.” Presented at the 1988 Informal Meeting on Reactor Diagnostics, Sponsored by Duke Power Company, Orlando, FL (June 1988).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “New Methods for Response Time Testing of Pressure Transmitters.” Proceedings of the 34th International Instrumentation Symposium, Instrument Society of America, Albuquerque, NM (May 1988).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Calibration and Response Time Testing of Industrial RTDs.” Proceedings of the 34th International Instrumentation Symposium, Test Measurement Division of the Instrument Society of America, Albuquerque, NM (May 1988).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Effect of Aging on Performance of Nuclear Plant RTDs.” Proceedings of the International Nuclear Power Plant Aging Symposium, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CP-0100, Bethesda, MD (August 1988).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “New Methods for In-Situ Response Time Testing of Pressure Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the International Nuclear Power Plant Aging Symposium, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CP-0100, Bethesda, MD (August 1988).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Aging Degradation of Primary System RTDs.” American Nuclear Society Transactions 1987 Winter Meeting, Vol. 55, pp. 518–520, Los Angeles, CA (November 1987).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Performance of Nuclear Plant RTDs.” Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference on Reactor Operating Experience, International Meeting on Nuclear Power Plant Operation, ANS Transactions, Suppl. #1, Vol. 54, pp. 138–139, Chicago, IL (August–September 1987).

Hashemian, H.M., “Response Time of Nuclear Power Plant RTDs.” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 1987 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (June 1987).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “New Methods for Response Time Testing of Industrial Temperature and Pressure Sensors.” Proceedings of Annual Meeting of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), pp. 79–85, Anaheim, CA (December 1986).

Hashemian, H.M., Thie, J.A., and Upadhyaya, B.R., “Reactor Sensor Surveillance Using Noise Analysis.” Proceedings of the Topical Meeting on Reactor Physics and Safety, NUREG/CP-0080, Vol. 2, Saratoga Springs, NY (September 1986).

Hashemian, H.M., Kerlin, T.W., and Petersen, K.M., “In-Situ Response Time Testing of Temperature and Pressure Sensors.” Presented at IEEE Winter Power Meeting, New York, NY (February 1986).

Hashemian, H.M., and Kerlin, T.W., “Experience with RTD Response Time Testing in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the Industrial Temperature Measurement Symposium, pp. 14.01–14.23, Knoxville, TN (September 1984).

Kerlin, T.W., Shepard, R.L., Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Response of Installed Temperature Sensors.” Temperature its Measurement and Control in Science and Industry, Volume 5, pp. 1357–1366, American Institute of Physics, Washington, D.C. (1982).

Kerlin, T.W., and Hashemian, H.M., “New Methods for Response Time Qualification of Temperature Sensors.” Conference Proceedings Volume 2, Sensors and Systems 82 Conference, Chemical Sensors/Various Sensors Application, Chicago, IL (June 1982).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Resistance Thermometer Response Time Characterization.” SECON ’82, “Instrumenting for a Better World.” 28th Southeastern Conference and Exhibit, Sponsored by the Instrument Society of America, Richmond, VA (May 1982).

Kerlin, T.W., Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Time Response of Temperature Sensors.” Paper C.I. 80-674, Proceedings of the ISA ’80 International Conference and Exhibit, Houston, TX (October 1980).

Kerlin, T.W., Hashemian, H.M., Petersen, K.M., Thomas, J., Snodgrass, D., Haynes, H., and Elder, R.T., “Response Time Testing of Resistance Thermometers in Operating Pressurized Water Reactors.” Transactions of American Nuclear Society, pp. 324–325 (1980).

Hashemian, H.M., and Kerlin, T.W., “Validation of Techniques for Response Time Testing of Temperature Sensors in PWRs.” Transactions of American Nuclear Society, p. 736 (June 1980). (Publication unavailable.)

Hashemian, H.M., and Kerlin, T.W., “Response Time Testing of Platinum-Resistance Thermometers at St. Lucie Nuclear Station.” Transactions of American Nuclear Society, p. 532 (June 1978). (Publication unavailable.)

Kerlin, T.W., Miller, L.F., and Hashemian, H.M., “In-Situ Response Time Testing of Temperature Sensors.” Transactions of American Nuclear Society, Volume 27, pp. 679–680 (1977). (Publication unavailable.)

Kerlin, T.W., Mott, J.E., Warner, D.C., Hashemian, H.M., Arendt, J.S., Gentry, T.S., and Cain, D.G., “Progress in Development of a Practical Method for In-Situ Response Time Testing of Platinum Resistance Thermometers.” Transactions of American Nuclear Society, Vol. 23, p. 428 (June 1976). (Publication unavailable.)

U.S. Government


Simmons, K.L., Ramuhalli, P., Brenchley, D.L., Coble, J.B., Hashemian, H.M., Konnick, R., Ray, S., “Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program—Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) R&D Roadmap for Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants.” Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Report Number PNNL-21731, U.S. Department of Energy Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 (September 2012).

Coble, J.B., Meyer, R.M., Ramuhalli, P., Bond, L.J., Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., and Cummins, D.S., “A Review of Sensor Calibration Monitoring for Calibration Interval Extension in Nuclear Power Plants.” Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Report Number PNNL-21687, U.S. Department of Energy Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 (August 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Advanced Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CR-5501 (August 1998).

Hashemian, H.M., Shell, C.S., and Jones, C.N. “New Instrumentation Technologies for Testing the Bonding of Sensors to Solid Materials.” National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA/CR-4744 (May 1996).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Testing of Calibration of Process Instrumentation Channels in Nuclear Power Plants.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CR-6343 (November 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “New Sensor for Measurement of Low Air Flow Velocity.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CR-6334 (August 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Assessment of Fiber Optic Pressure Sensors.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CR-6312 (April 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Improved Temperature Measurement in Composite Material for Aerospace Applications.” National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Marshall Space Flight Center, Contract Number NAS8-39814, MSFC, AL (July 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., “Long Term Performance and Aging Characteristics of Nuclear Plant Pressure Transmitters.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CR-5851 (March 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Validation of Smart Sensor Technologies for Instrument Calibration Reduction in Nuclear Power Plants.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CR-5903 (January 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “New Technology for Remote Testing of Response Time of Installed Thermocouples.” U.S. Air Force, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Report Number AEDC-TR-91-26, Volume 3—Thermocouple Response Time Test Instrumentation (January 1992).

Hashemian, H.M., and Mitchell, D.W., “New Technology for Remote Testing of Response Time of Installed Thermocouples.” U.S. Air Force, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Report Number AEDC-TR-91-26, Volume 2—Determination of Installed Thermocouple Response Research Data (January 1992).

Hashemian, H.M., “New Technology for Remote Testing of Response Time of Installed Thermocouples.” U.S. Air Force, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Report Number AEDC-TR-91-26, Volume 1—Background and General Details (January 1992).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Aging of Nuclear Plant Resistance Temperature Detectors.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Report Number NUREG/CR-5560 (June 1990).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Effect of Aging on Response Time of Nuclear Plant Pressure Sensors.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CR-5383 (June 1989).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Degradation of Nuclear Plant Temperature Sensors.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Report Number NUREG/CR-4928 (June 1987).

Hashemian, H.M., Holbert, K.E., Thie, J.A., Upadhyaya, B.R., Kerlin, T.W., Petersen, K.M., and Beck, J.R., “Sensor Surveillance Using Noise Analysis.” U.S. Department of Energy, Contract Number DE-AC05-86ER80405 (March 1987). (Publication Unavailable.)

Hashemian, H.M., “Determination of Installed Thermocouple Response.” U.S. Air Force, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Report Number AEDC-TR-86-46 (December 1986).

Hashemian, H.M., Holbert, K.E., Kerlin, T.W., and Upadhyaya, B.R., “A Low Power Fourier Transform Processor.” NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Contract Number NAS5-28635 (July 1985).

Journal Publications


Hashemian, H.M., McCarter, D.E., Shumaker, B.D., McConkey, J.B., “Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Cable Prognostics Using Indenter Modulus Measurements”, International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management: Vol 5 (Special Issue Nuclear Energy PHM) 016 (December 2014).

Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., McCarter, D.E., and O’Hagan, R.D., “Frequency domain reflectometry for remaining useful life estimation of instrumentation and control cables”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability (August 2014)

Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., Ledlow, J.B., O’Hagan, R.D., McCarter, D.E., “Remaining Useful Life Estimation of Electric Cables in Nuclear Power Plants.” Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol. 33 (September 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., “Response Time Testing of Temperature Sensors Using Loop Current Step Response Method.” Int. J. of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 209–230 (February 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Shumaker, B.D., McCulley, J.R., and Morton, G.W., “An Integrated Health Monitoring System for Fission Surface Power.” SciVerse ScienceDirect, Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences International Forum-2012, Physics Procedia, Vol. 38, pp. 164–175 (November 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., and Bean, W.C., “Advanced Cable Testing Techniques for Nuclear Power Plants.” American Nuclear Society, Nuclear Technology, Vol. 176, pp. 414–429 (December 2011).

Hashemian, H.M., and Bean, W.C., “State-of-the-Art Predictive Maintenance Techniques,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 60, No. 10, pp. 3480–3492 (October 2011).

Hashemian, H.M., “Sensors for Next-Generation Nuclear Plants: Fiber-Optic and Wireless.” Nuclear Science and Engineering, 169, pp. 262–278 (2011).

Hashemian, H.M., “Accuracy in Temperature Sensor Response Time Estimation for New Nuclear Reactor Designs.” Int. J. Nuclear Energy Science and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 17–29 (2011).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Monitoring Applications in Nuclear Power Plants.” Progress in Nuclear Energy, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 167–181 (March 2011).

Hashemian, H.M., “Wireless Sensors for Predictive Maintenance of Rotating Equipment in Research Reactors.” Annals of Nuclear Energy, 38, pp. 665–680 (2011).

Hashemian, H.M., Kiger, C.J., Morton, G.W., and Shumaker, B.D., “Wireless Sensor Applications in Nuclear Power Plants.” Nuclear Technology, Vol. 173, No. 1, pp. 8–16 (January 2011).

Hashemian, H.M., “Integrated Online Condition Monitoring System for Nuclear Power Plants.” Kerntechnik, Vol. 75, No. 5, pp. 231–242 (September 2010).

Hashemian, H.M., and Jiang, J., “A Practical Review of Methods for Measuring the Dynamic Characteristics of Industrial Pressure Transmitters.” ISA Transactions, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 2–9 (January 2010).

Hashemian, H.M., “Regulations and Standards for the Measurement of Performance and Management of Ageing of I&C Systems of Nuclear Power Plants.” Int. J. Nuclear Law, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 265–276 (March 2010).

Hashemian, H.M., and Jiang, J., “Nuclear Plant Temperature Instrumentation.” Nuclear Engineering and Design, 239, pp. 3132–3141 (2009).

Hashemian, H.M., “The State of the Art in Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control.” Int. J. Nuclear Energy Science and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 330–354 (2009).

Hashemian, H.M., and Jiang, J., “Pressure Transmitter Accuracy.” ISA Transactions, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 383–388 (2009).

Hashemian, H.M., “Effects of Normal Aging on Calibration and Response Time of Nuclear Plant Resistance Temperature Detectors and Pressure Sensors.” Nuclear Safety Technical Progress Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 223–234 (1994).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Measurement of Performance of Installed Thermocouples.” ISA Test Measurement Division Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 2 (April 1992).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “In-Situ Response Time Testing of Thermocouples.” ISA Transactions, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 97–104 (1990).

Hashemian, H.M., Thie, J.A., and Upadhyaya, B.R., “Reactor Sensor Surveillance Using Noise Analysis.” Nuclear Science and Engineering, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 96–102 (February 1988).

Kerlin, T.W., Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Time Response Testing of Temperature Sensors.” ISA Transactions, Vol. 20, No. 1 (1981). (Publication Unavailable.)

Kerlin, T.W., Miller, L.F., and Hashemian, H.M., “In-Situ Response Time Testing of Platinum Resistance Thermometers.” ISA Transactions, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 71–88 (1978).

Magazine Publications

Hashemian, H.M., “Maintenance Optimization Through Data Analytics.” Nuclear Plant Journal, pp. 28-30 (March-April 2017).

Hashemian, H.M., “In-situ cable condition monitoring.” Nuclear Engineering International, pp. (March 2017).

Hashemian, H.M., “New Sensors for Small Modular Reactors.” Nuclear Plant Journal, pp. 33-35 (January-February 2017).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-line monitoring of process instrumentation sensors and cables.” Nuclear News, pp. 54-61 (February 2015)

Hashemian, H.M., “I&C Challenges.” Nuclear Plant Journal, p. 25–26 (February 2014).

Hashemian, H.M., “Reactors Go Wireless.” Nuclear Engineering International (NEI) Magazine, p. 31 (November 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., McConkey, B., Harmon, G., Sexton, C., “Methods for Testing Nuclear Power Plant Cables.” IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, pp. 31–36 (October 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Kiger, C., Johnson, S., “Harnessing Wireless Data from the Containment of Nuclear Power Plant.” IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, pp. 18–23 (October 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Coble, J., Ramuhalli, P., Meyer, R., “Online Sensor Calibration Assessment in Nuclear Power Systems.” IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, pp. 32–37 (June 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Edwards, J.E., McFarland, M., and Johnson, W.S., “Spent Fuel Pool Monitoring.” Nuclear Plant Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 35–37 (March–April 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., “Digital Switch,” Nuclear Engineering International, pp. 28–29 (November 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., “Testing Old Cables.” Nuclear Engineering International, pp. 32–33 (August 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., “Evaluating Sensors for System Migration,” InTech, an ISA publication, pp. 18–23, www.isa.org (July/August 2011).

Hashemian, H.M., “Ensuring Plant Safety & Reliability.” Nuclear Plant Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 38–40 (March–April 2011).

Hashemian, H.M., “USA’s First Fully Digital Station.” Nuclear Engineering International, pp. 12–16 (November 2010).

Hashemian, H.M., “Aging Management of Instrumentation & Control Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants.” Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 240, No. 11, pp. 3781–3790 (November 2010).

Hashemian, H.M., “Applying Online Monitoring for Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 57, No. 5, Part III, pp. 2872–2878 (October 2010).

Hashemian, H.M. (July 18, 2010). “Data Qualification for Online Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/Data_Qualification_for_Online_Monitoring_of_Nuclear_Power_Plant_Instrumentation_and_Control.html.

Hashemian, H.M. (July 21, 2010). “Problems Associated with Industrial Cables.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/Problems_Associated_with_Industrial_Cables.html

Hashemian, H.M. (July 19, 2010). “Industrial Resistance Temperature Detectors. http://www.scitopics.com/Industrial_Resistance_Temperature_Detectors.html.

Hashemian, H.M. (July 22, 2010). “Data Acquisition for Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/Data_Acquisition_for_Nuclear_Power_Plant_Instrumentation_and_Control.html.

Hashemian, H.M. (July 18, 2010). “Process Sensors for Nuclear Power Plants.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/Process_Sensors_for_Nuclear_Power_Plants.html.

Hashemian, H.M. (July 22, 2010). “Pressure Sensor Problems.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/Pressure_Sensor_Problems.html.

Hashemian, H.M. (July 21, 2010). “Industrial Thermocouples.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/Industrial_Thermocouples.html.

Hashemian, Hash (June 14, 2010). “The Noise Analysis Technique for Testing Pressure Sensor Response Time.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/The_Noise_Analysis_Technique_for_Testing_Pressure_Sensor_Response_Time.html.

Hashemian, Hash (2010, June 14). “Predictive Maintenance Techniques.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/Predictive_Maintenance_Techniques.html.

Hashemian, H.M., “The Temperature Tango: Temperature Instrumentation Problems and Solutions in Industrial Processes.” InTech Magazine, an ISA publication, pp. 44–47 (June 2010).

Hashemian, Hash (May 26,2010). “Nuclear Plant Temperature Instrumentation.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/Nuclear_Plant_Temperature_Instrumentation.html.

Hashemian, Hash (May 26, 2010). “Pressure Transmitter Accuracy.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/Pressure_Transmitter_Accuracy.html.

Hashemian, H.M., and Jiang, J., “Using the Noise Analysis Technique to Detect Response Time Problems in the Sensing Lines of Nuclear Plant Pressure Transmitters.” Progress in Nuclear Energy, ISSN 0149-1970, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 367–373 (May 2010).

Hashemian, H.M. “Listening in Real Time.” Nuclear Engineering International, pp. 13–20 (April 2010).

Hashemian, Hash (May 25, 2010). “Instrumentation and Control in Nuclear Power Plants.” SciTopics, http://www.scitopics.com/Instrumentation_and_Control_in_Nuclear_Power_Plants.html.

Hashemian, H.M., Kiger, C.K., Seibel, J.C., Wunderlich, R.W., and Meininger, R.D., “Concerns About Electromagnetic Interference in Nuclear Plants Related to Digital Upgrades.” Power Magazine, Vol. 154, No. 2, pp. 24–28 (February 2010).

Hashemian, H.M., Morton, G.W., Shumaker, B.D., and Kiger, C.J., “Nuclear Power Comeback Sure to Employ Wireless Tools.” InTech Magazine, an ISA publication (January 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., and Jiang, J. “Pressure-Sensing Line Problems and Solutions.” Power Magazine, pp. 59–63 (September 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., “The Versatile Thermocouple.” InTech Magazine, an ISA publication, pp. 26–34 (October 2008).

Hashemian, H.M., “In-Situ Cable Testing.” Connector Specifier (March 2008).

Hashemian, H.M., “Accurately Measure the Dynamic Response of Pressure Instruments.” Power Magazine, pp. 72–78 (November 2007).

Hashemian, H.M., “Targeting Calibration.” Nuclear Engineering International, pp. 16–19 (April 2007).

Hashemian, H.M., “Temperature Sensor Diagnostics—Troubleshooting Old Technology Devices Takes High-Tech Tilt.” InTech Magazine, an ISA publication (June 2006).

Hashemian, H.M., “Impulse Lines Are Vital Intelligence Link.” InTech Magazine, an ISA publication (November 2005).

Hashemian, H.M., “Catching the Drift.” Pressure, a supplement to InTech Magazine, an ISA publication (August 2003).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-line Verification of Calibration of Process Instrumentation Channels.” Condition Monitor, No. 194, pp. 12–13 (February 2003).

Hashemian, H.M., Riner, J.L., Petersen, K.M., and Beverly, D.D., “Online Testing Assures Integrity of Sensors.” Chemical Engineering, Vol. 102, No. 3, pp. 84–88 (March 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “Performance Testing of Nuclear Plant Temperature and Pressure Sensors.” Nuclear Plant Journal, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 46 (November–December 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “In-Situ Tests Gauge Thermocouple Performance, Part 2.” Intech, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 31–33 (June 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “In-Situ Tests Gauge Thermocouple Performance, Part 1.” Intech, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 30–32 (January 1993).

Petersen, K.M., “Testing Sensors for Accuracy and Speed.” Chemical Engineering Magazine, pp. 131–134 (February 1992).

Riner, J.L., “In-Situ Testing of Industrial Sensors.” Control Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 15, pp. 175–176 (November 1991).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Measuring Critical Process Temperatures.” Control Magazine, Vol. III, No. 4, pp. 62–69 (April 1990).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Assuring Accurate Temperature Measurement.” Intech Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 10, pp. 45–48 (October 1989).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Boosting Accuracy of Industrial Temperature Measurement.” Power Magazine, Vol. 133, No. 3, pp. 74–76 (May 1989).

International


Chen, D., Jiang, J., Bari, A., Hashemian, H.M., “Challenges and Prospects of Equipment Health Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Network in Nuclear Power Plants.” ISOFIC/ISSNP 2014, Jeju, Korea, August 24-28, 2014.

Jiang, J., Chen, D., Bari, A., Hashemian, H.M., ”Technical Survey on Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks in Nuclear Power Plants.” ISOFIC/ISSNP 2014, Jeju, Korea, August 24-28, 2014.

Hashemian, H.M., “Predictive Maintenance in Nuclear Power Plants Through Online Monitoring.” Presented at the 5th International Scientific-Technical Conference “NPP Instrumentation and Control Systems: Safety Aspects”, Kharkov, Ukraine (October 1–2, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., McConkey, J.B., “Cable Testing and Condition Monitoring System for Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the International Nuclear Plant Electrical Cable Ageing Management Symposium at the MAI, Moret sur Loing, France (September 17–19, 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., Campbell, C.J., McConkey J.B., Sexton, C.D., and Cummins, D.S., “Results of Recent DOE Research on Development of Cable Condition Monitoring and Aging Management Technologies.” Presented at 3rd International Conference on NPP Life Management (PLiM) for Long Term Operations, Salt Lake City, Utah (May 2012).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Monitoring and Calibration Techniques in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the International Conference on Opportunities and Challenges for Water Cooled Reactors in the 21st Century, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria (October 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., “Application of Advanced Technology to Improve Plant Performance in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the International Conference on Opportunities and Challenges for Water Cooled Reactors in the 21st Century, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria (October 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., “Neutron Detector Life Extension Through Predictive Maintenance.” Presented at the PLIM + PLEX 2007 Conference, Scandic Infra City, Stockholm, Sweden (June 2007).

Hashemian, H.M., “Aging Management Through On-Line Condition Monitoring.” Presented at the PLIM + PLEX 2006 Conference, Paris, France (April 10–11, 2006).

Hashemian, H.M., “Equipment Life Cycle Management Through On-Line Condition Monitoring.” Presented at the Technical Meeting on On-Line Condition Monitoring of Equipment and Processes in Nuclear Power Plants Using Advanced Diagnostic Systems, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Knoxville, TN (June 27–30, 2005).

Hashemian, H.M., “Implementation of On-Line Monitoring to Increase the Calibration Interval of Pressure Transmitters.” Presented at the Technical Meeting on Increasing Instrument Calibration Interval Through On-Line Calibration Technology, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Halden, Norway (September 27–29, 2004).

Hashemian, H.M., “History of On-Line Calibration Monitoring Developments in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the Technical Meeting on Increasing Instrument Calibration Interval Through On-Line Calibration Technology, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Halden, Norway (September 27–29, 2004).

Mediavilla, F., Hashemian, H.M., “Medida Automatica Del Tiempo De Caida De Barras De Control Y De Parada y Pruebas De Actuacion Del Mecanismo De Accionamiento De Barras.” Proceedings of 23rd Annual Meeting of the Spanish Nuclear Society, pp. 286–288, La Coruna, Spain (November 5–7, 1997).

Hashemian, H.M., “New Methods for Monitoring the Performance of Critical Equipment in Nuclear Power Plants.” Invited paper for the IAEA Specialists Meeting, Session 2, San Carlo de Bariloche, Argentina (October 17–19, 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “PC-Based Equipment and Techniques for Testing the Performance of Critical Equipment in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the PLEM + PLEX 95 Nuclear Plant Life Management and Extension Conference, Nice, France (November 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “Automated Testing of Critical Nuclear Plant Equipment.” Presented at the IAEA Specialists Meeting, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina (October 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “Results of Aging Research on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation.” Presented at the IAEA Specialists Meeting, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina (October 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “Experience with a PC-Based System for Noise and DC Signal Analysis in PWRs.” Presented at SMORN VII, Avignon-Palais des Papes, France (June 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Testing of Response Time and Calibration of Temperature and Pressure Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Nuclear Engineering – ICONE-3, pp. 1501–1506, Kyoto, Japan (April 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Response Time and Calibration Testing of Instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the INEC 2nd International Conference on Control & Instrumentation in Nuclear Installations, London, England (April 1995).

Hashemian, H.M., “New Methods for On-Line Testing of Calibration of Temperature and Pressure Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the ENC ’94 ENS-ANS-FORATOM World Exhibition, Lyon, France (October 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., “In-Situ Response Time Testing of Temperature and Pressure Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the ENC ’94 ENS-ANS-FORATOM World Exhibition, Lyon, France (October 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., Jakubenko, I., and Forejt, V., “Measurement of Drop Time of Control and Shutdown Rods and Testing of CRDMs in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the Specialist’s Meeting on Instrumentation and Control of WWER Type Nuclear Power Plants, pp. 61–76, Prague/Rez, Czech Republic (September 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., Jakubenko, I., and Forejt, V., “Measurement of Core Barrel Vibration and Testing for Core Flow Anomalies in Pressurized Water Reactors.” Proceedings of the Specialist’s Meeting on Instrumentation and Control of WWER Type Nuclear Power Plants, Prague/Rez, Czech Republic (September 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., Jakubenko, I., and Forejt, V., “Response Time Testing and Calibration of Temperature and Pressure Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the Specialist’s Meeting on Instrumentation and Control of WWER Type Nuclear Power Plants, Prague/Rez, Czech Republic (September 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Measurement of Response Time of Temperature and Pressure Sensors in PWRs.” Proceedings of the Fourth International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics, Operations and Safety, Paper #33-C, Vol. 2, pp. 33-C-1–33-C-6, Taipei, Taiwan (April 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., and Mitchell, D.W., “On-Line Testing of Calibration of Process Instrumentation Channels in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of the Fourth International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics, Operations and Safety, Paper #33-B, Vol. 2, pp. 33-B-1–33-B-6, Taipei, Taiwan (April 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., “Aging Characteristics of Nuclear Plant RTDs and Pressure Transmitters.” Proceedings of the 4th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics, Operations and Safety, Paper #32-C, Vol. 2, pp. 32-C-1–32-C-6, Taipei, Taiwan (April 1994).

Hashemian, H.M., “Response Time Testing of Temperature and Pressure Sensors in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of 1st International Symposium on Nuclear Energy (AREN), pp. 170–194, Bucharest, Romania (December 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., “Precision Calibration of RTDs for Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of 1st International Symposium on Nuclear Energy (AREN), pp. 153–169, Bucharest, Romania (December 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., “Aging of Nuclear Plant Instrumentation.” Proceedings of 1st International Symposium on Nuclear Energy (AREN), pp. 129–152, Bucharest, Romania (December 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., Riner, J.L., “In-Situ Response Time Testing of RTDs and Pressure Transmitters in Pressurized Water Reactors.” Proceedings of PLEX ’93 International Conference and Exhibition, pp. 476–479, Zurich, Switzerland (November 29–December 1, 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., and Riner, J.L., “On-Line Monitoring of Calibration Drift of Process Instrumentation Channels in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of PLEX ’93 International Conference and Exhibition, pp. 488–491, Zurich, Switzerland (November 29–December 1, 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Aging of Nuclear Plant RTDs and Pressure Transmitters.” Proceedings of PLEX ’93 International Conference and Exhibition, pp. 85–99, Zurich, Switzerland (November 29–December 1, 1993).

Hashemian, H.M., “Measurement of Static and Dynamic Performance of Temperature and Pressure Instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plants.” Presented at the 1992 COMADEM International Congress, CETIM, Paris, France (July 1992). (Abstract Only Available.)

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Loop Current Step Response Method For In-Place Measurement of Response Time of Installed RTDs and Thermocouples.” Published by American Institute of Physics, Seventh International Symposium on Temperature, Vol. 6, pp. 1151–1156, Toronto, Canada (May 1992).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Achievable Accuracy and Stability of Industrial RTDs.” Published by the American Institute of Physics, Seventh International Symposium on Temperature, Vol. 6, pp. 427–432, Toronto, Canada (May 1992).

Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “On-Line Testing of Performance of Nuclear Plant Pressure Transmitters Using Noise Analysis.” IMORN-22 Conference, Delft University of Technology, Interfaculty Reactor Institute, The Netherlands (June 1990).

Hashemian, H.M., Petersen, K.M., and Miller, L.F., “Dynamic Testing of Pressure Sensing Systems in Nuclear Power Plants.” Proceedings of 1989 Conference on Operability of Nuclear Systems in Normal and Adverse Environments (OPERA ’89), Vol. 2, pp. 935–942, Lyon, France (September 1989).

Hashemian, H.M., Petersen, K.M., et al., “Aging Effects on Calibration and Response Time of Temperature Sensors in PWRs.” Proceedings of 1989 Conference on Operability of Nuclear Systems in Normal and Adverse Environments (OPERA ’89), Vol. 1, pp. 275–282, Lyon, France (September 1989).

Hashemian, H.M., Thie, J. A., Upadhyaya, B. R., and Holbert, K.E., “Sensor Response Time Monitoring Using Noise Analysis.” Proceedings of the Fifth Specialists Meeting on Reactor Noise, Progress in Nuclear Energy, Pergamon Press, Vol. 21, pp. 583–592, Munich, FRG (October 1987).

Kerlin, T.W., Hashemian, H.M., and Petersen, K.M., “Response Characteristics of Temperature Sensors Installed in Processes.” Vol. VI, International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), 9th World Congress, Berlin, Germany (May 1982).

Published Books, Chapters, and Reports


monitoring

Monitoring and Measuring I&C Performance in Nuclear Power Plants

By H.M. Hashemian, Ph.D.
(International Society of Automation, 2014)
This book is a compilation of previously published articles by a leading expert in I&C testing and maintenance. Instrumentation and control (I&C) equipment ensures the safety, viability, and efficient operation of nuclear power plants by providing accurate and timely measurements of plant control and safety system variables, primarily temperature and pressure. The previously published papers collected in this volume discuss a broad range of topics in the steady-state and dynamic performance of process instrumentation systems. These papers are based on the firsthand experience of the author’s company, Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation, in servicing and testing nuclear power plants worldwide.
This book is available from the International Society of Automation at www.isa.org.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Dr. Hashemian is an invaluable asset to the international nuclear community. His commitment to improving the safety and reliability of plants operating throughout the world is evidenced by the focus of his company (AMS), and his volunteer work on IAEA and American Nuclear Society committees, to name a few. His dedication and work ethic to make the world a cleaner and safer place is truly outstanding.”
—Dr. Wesley Hines, University of Tennessee, Head of the Nuclear Engineering Department

“As a world-renown subject matter expert in the discipline of condition monitoring for instrumentation at nuclear power plants, Dr. Hashemian has extensive practical application of innovative techniques and is uniquely qualified to capture the state of the art in I&C performance monitoring.”
—Dr. Richard Wood, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

“Dr. Hashemian is an internationally renowned leader and innovator in the design and implementation of on-line monitoring applications resulting in measurable benefits in power plants.”
—Dr. Joseph Naser, Electric Power Research Institute

“This state-of-the-art book should be welcomed by the power plant I&C community. Easily understandable insights are presented by a respected pioneer in this field, bringing together hands-on plant experience and practical research.”
—Dr. J. A. Thie, author / investigator in reactor dynamics

maintenance_of_process

Maintenance of Process Instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plants

By H.M. Hashemian
(Springer-Verlag, 2006)
This book is written for the instrumentation and control engineers, technicians, and managers in nuclear power plants. It focuses on process temperature and pressure sensors and the verification of these sensors’ calibration and response time. It also provides examples of typical problems and solutions with temperature and pressure measurements in nuclear power plants.
The resurgence of the nuclear power industry at a time when the nuclear plant I&C workforce is diminishing due to aging and retirements has been the motivation for writing this book. This book compiles 30 years of practical knowledge gained by the author and his staff in testing the I&C systems of nuclear power plants around the world. It focuses on process temperature and pressure sensors and the verification of these sensors’ calibration and response time.
In spite of great advances in electronics, computers, and measurement technologies, important process parameters such as temperature and pressure are still measured with conventional sensing techniques found in RTDs, thermocouples, and conventional pressure and differential pressure sensors. Furthermore, no improved technology providing comparable performance is currently on the horizon. Therefore, it is important to understand how these sensors function and the testing techniques for verifying their performance. This book is intended to help provide this understanding.

Maintenance of Process Instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plants has been translated into Russian (Mockba Press, 2012), Chinese, and Korean (Hanshous Books, 2014)
This book is available from Spring-Verlag at www.springer.com.


sensor performance

Sensor Performance and Reliability

By H.M. Hashemian
(International Society of Automation, 2005)
Technological advances abound in today’s world of instrumentation but much of it depends on conventional sensing technology that has been around for more than 50 years. Many of the instrumentation or sensor problems that exist today are similar to those which we have seen over the past years. Addressing these problems, Sensor Performance and Reliability describes several new instrumentation testing, diagnostics, and analysis techniques to verify the reliability, health, and performance of process instrumentation. This book helps you understand how to objectively assess the accuracy, response time, residual life and other characteristics of installed instrumentation and offers a practical means to identify the problems, assess their consequences, and help resolve the problems. It provides applications in a number of industries such as power, chemical, aerospace, and others. In-situ methods for sensor response time testing and calibration, on-line measurements to identify blockages and voids in pressure sensing lines, and other examples are covered.

Sensor Performance and Reliability has been translated into Russian (Mockba Press, 2008), Japanese (The English Agency, 2008), and Korean (Hanshous Books, 2014). This book is available from the International Society of Automation at www.isa.org.

Book Chapter Contributions

Hashemian, H.M., “Ageing of Electric Cables in Light Water Reactors (LWRs).” Chapter 6 in Materials’ Ageing and Degradation in Light Water Reactors, edited by Dr. K.L. Murty, (Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy No. 44), pp. 284–311 (March 2013).

Hashemian, H.M., “Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control,” Chapter 3 in InTech book, Nuclear Power—Control, Reliability and Human Factors, European Open Access Publisher, http://www.intechweb.org. Nuclear Power / Book 4, ISBM 979-953-307-855-6, pp. 49–66 (September 2011).

Hashemian, H.M., “Nuclear Plant Instrumentation and Control System Performance Monitoring.” Instrument Engineers’ Handbook: Process Software and Digital Networks, Vol. 3, Fourth Edition/Chapter 61 (August 2011).

Hashemian, H.M. “Development and Application of Instrumentation and Control Components in Nuclear Power Plants.” Chapter 16 in Understanding and Mitigating Ageing in Nuclear Power Plants: Materials and Operational Aspects of Plant Life Management (PLiM), edited by Dr. Philip G.Tipping (Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Ltd., CRC Press), pp. 544–580 (2010).

Hashemian, H.M., “Optimized Maintenance and Management of Aging of Critical Equipment in Nuclear Power Plants.” Power Plant Surveillance and Diagnostics, Chapter 3, Applied Research with Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag (2002) (chapter unavailable).

Lipták, B.G., and Hashemian, H.M., “Cross-Correlation Flow Metering.” Chapter 2.5 in Instrument Engineers’ Handbook, Fourth Edition, “Process Measurement and Analysis.” Published by CRC Press (2003).

Hashemian, H.M., “Response Time and Drift Testing.” Chapter 1.9 in Instrument Engineers’ Handbook, Fourth Edition, “Process Measurement and Analysis.” Published by CRC Press (2003).

Hashemian, H.M., “Instrument Calibration.” Chapter 1.8 in Instrument Engineers’ Handbook, Fourth Edition, “Process Measurement and Analysis.” Published by CRC Press (2003).

Hashemian, H.M., “Safety Instrumentation and Justification of Its Cost.” Chapter 2.11 in Instrument Engineers’ Handbook, Third Edition, “Process Software and Digital Networks.” Published by CRC Press (2002).

NRC NUREG Reports

Hashemian, H.M., Hashemian, M., and Rigsbee, E.T. “Assessment of Fiber Optic Pressure Sensors.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report NUREG/CR-6312. Originally published April 1995; republished verbatim June 2014.

Hashemian, H.M., Peterson, K.M., Fain, R. E., and Gingrich, J.J. “Effect of Aging on Response Time of Nuclear Plant Pressure Sensors.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report NUREG/CR-5383. Originally published June 1989; republished verbatim June 2014.

Hashemian, H.M., Beverly, D.D., Mitchell, D. W., and Peterson, K.M. “Aging of Nuclear Plant Resistance Detectors.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report NUREG/CR-5560. Originally published June 1990; republished verbatim June 2014.

Hashemian, H.M., Mitchell, D. W., Fain, R.E., and Peterson, K.M. “Long Term Performance and Aging Characteristics of Nuclear Plant Pressure Transmitters.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report NUREG/CR-5851. Originally published March 1993; republished verbatim June 2014.

Hashemian, H.M., Hashemian, M., and Rigsbee, E.T. “New Sensor for Measurement of Low Air Flow Velocity.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report NUREG/CR-6334. Originally published August 1995; republished verbatim June 2014.

Hashemian, H.M., Mitchell, D. W., Peterson, K.M, and Shell, C.S. “Validation of Smart Sensor Technologies for Instrument Calibration Reduction in Nuclear Power Plants.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report NUREG/CR-5903. Originally published January 1993; republished verbatim June 2014.

Hashemian, H.M. “On-Line Testing of Calibration of Process Instrumentation Channels in Nuclear Power Plants.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report NUREG/CR-6343. Originally published 1995; republished verbatim June 2014.

Hashemian, H.M., Riggsbee, E.T., Mitchell, D.W., Hashemian, M., “Advanced Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report NUREG/CR-5501. Originally published August 1998.

Patents


Awarded
[1] “Apparatus for Measuring the Degradation of a Sensor Time Constant.”
Patent No. US 4,295,128 A (October 1981).

[2] “Nuclear Reactor Rod Drop Time Testing Method.”
Patent No. US 6,404,835 B1 (July 2002).

[3] “Integrated System for Verifying the Performance and Health of Instruments and Processes.”
Patent No. US 6,915,237 B2 (July 2005).

[4] “Instrument and Process Performance and Reliability Verification System.”
Patent No. US 6,973,413 B2 (December 2005).

[5] “Testing of Wire Systems and End Devices Installed in Industrial Processes.”
Patent No. US 7,254,520 B2 (August 2007).

[6] “Cross-Calibration of Plant Instruments with Computer Data.”
Patent No. US 7,295,944 B2 (November 2007).

[7] “Predictive Maintenance and Management of Aging of Installed Cables.”
Patent No. US 7,319,939 B2 (January 2008).

[8] “Condition Monitoring of Electrical Cables as Installed in Industrial Processes.”
Patent No. US 7,478,010 B2 (January 2009).

[9] “In-Service Calibration of Temperature Measurement Devices Using Plant Monitoring System Data.”
Patent No. US 7,739,067 B2 (June 2010).

[10] “Advanced Digital Control Rod Position Indication System with Rod Drop Monitoring for Nuclear Power Plants.”
Patent No. US 8,351,561 B2 (January 2013).

[11] “Diverse and Redundant Resistance Temperature Detector.”
Patent No. US 8,840,301 B2 (September 2014).

[12] “Control Rod Position Indication Systems and Methods for Nuclear Power Plants.”
Patent No. US 8,824,617 B2 (September 2014).

[13] “Pitot Tube Diagnostic Systems and Methods.”
Patent No. US 8,924,184 B2 (December 2014).

[14] “High Resolution Digital Rod Position Indication System for Nuclear Power Plants.”
Patent No. US 8,903,033 (December 2014).

[15] “Systems and Methods of Monitoring Control Rods of a Nuclear Power Plant.”
Patent No. US 9,431,137 B2 (August 2016).

[16] “Automated System for On-Line Monitoring and Diagnostics of Rod Position Indication Coils for Nuclear Power Plants.”
Serial No. 12/351,748 (July 2017).

Pending
[1] “Rod Movement Diagnostics for Nuclear Power Plants Using Advanced Data Fitting.”
Serial No. 13/920,631 (June 2013).

[2] “Data Driven Step Counter for Rod Control Systems of Nuclear Power Plants.”
Serial No. 13/920,667 (June 2013).

[3] “Non-Intrusive Error Detection Techniques for Control and Shutdown Rod Position in Nuclear Reactors.”
Serial No. 15/247,169 (August 2016).

[4] “In-Situ Determination of Rod Control System Coil and Cable Impedances for Nuclear Power Plants.” Patent Application Publication No. US 2017/0025193 A1 (January 2017).

Other Publications


Below is a list of AMS’ miscellaneous publications, including various industry standards and regulations, technical reports, and papers.

Standards & Regulations

(The following are industry standards and regulations for which H.M. Hashemian has directly contributed.)

“Condition Monitoring Techniques for Electric Cables Used in Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs).” NRC Regulatory Guide 1.218 (April 2012).

“Instrumentation and Control Important to Safety – Electrical Equipment Condition Monitoring Methods – Part 3: Elongation at Break,” IEC 45A/887/FDIS, IEC/IEEE 62582-3 Ed. 1, International Electrotechnical Commission (July 2012).

Simmons, K.L, Hashemian, H.M., Ramuhalli, P, Konnick, R., Coble, J.B., Ray, S. “Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) R&D Roadmap for Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants”, PNNL-21731 (September 2012).

“Assessing and Managing Cable Ageing In Nuclear Power Plants,” IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-3.6, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (2012).

“Essential Elements of an Electric Cable Condition Monitoring Program.” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CR-7000 (January 2010).

IEC 62465—Nuclear Power Plants: Instrumentation and Control Systems Important to Safety—Management of Ageing of Electrical Cabling Systems. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) (2010).

IEC 62397—Nuclear Power Plants: Instrumentation and Control Important to Safety: Resistance Temperature Detectors. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) (May 2007).

IEC 62342—Nuclear Power Plants: Instrumentation and Control Systems Important to Safety—Management of Aging. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) (August 2007).

IEC 62385—Nuclear Power Plants: Instrumentation and Control Important to Safety—Methods for Assessing the Performance of Safety System Instrument Channels. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) (June 2007).

ISA 67.06—Performance Monitoring for Nuclear Safety-Related Instrument Channels in Nuclear Power Plants. The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) (May 2002).

IAEA Publications

“Advanced Surveillance, Diagnostic and Prognostic Techniques in Monitoring Structures, Systems and Components in Nuclear Power Plants.” IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-3.14, Vienna, Austria (September 2013).

“Assessing and Managing Cable Ageing in Nuclear Power Plants.” IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-3.6, Vienna, Austria (May 2012).

“Core Knowledge on Instrumentation and Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plants.” IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-3.12, Vienna, Austria (December 2011).

“On-Line Monitoring for Improving Performance of Nuclear Power Plants Part 2: Process and Component Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics.” IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-1.2, Vienna, Austria (September 2008).

“On-Line Monitoring for Improving Performance of Nuclear Power Plants Part 1: Instrumentation Channel Monitoring.” IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-1.1, Vienna, Austria (September 2008).

“Management of Life Cycle and Aging at Nuclear Power Plants: Improved I&C Maintenance.” IAEA Publication TECDOC-1402, Vienna, Austria (August 2004).

“Harmonization of the Licensing Process for Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plants.” IAEA Publication TECDOC-1327, Vienna, Austria (December 2002).

“Management of Ageing of I&C Equipment in Nuclear Power Plants.” IAEA Publication TECDOC-1147, Vienna, Austria (June 2000).

“On-Line Testing of Nuclear Plant Temperature and Pressure Instrumentation and Other Critical Plant Equipment.” Presented at IAEA TC Project RER/4/011 Workshop, Trnava, Slovak Republic (May 1998).

“Experience with PC-Based Systems in Reactor Diagnostics and On-Line Testing of Nuclear Plant Equipment.” Presented at IAEA Workshop, Zavazna, Poruba, Slovak Republic (May 1995).

EPRI Reports

Hashemian, H.M., “Program on Technology Innovation: EPRI Nuclear Sensor Roadmap.” EPRI, Palo Alto, CA. 1020956 (May 2010).

Hashemian, H.M., “On-Line Calibration Monitoring of Safety-Related Pressure Transmitters at Watts Bar Unit 1.” EPRI Final Report (January 2010).

Hashemian, H.M., “Guidelines for the Maintenance of Plant Sensors.” EPRI Final Report, EP-P28847-C13645 (December 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., “Implementation Guidelines for Wireless Networks and Wireless Equipment Condition Monitoring.” EPRI Final Report, 1019186 (December 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., “Implementation of On-Line Monitoring to Extend the Calibration Interval of Pressure Transmitters in Nuclear Power Plants.” EPRI, Palo Alto, CA. 1019188 (December 2009).

Hashemian, H.M., “Plant Application of On-Line Monitoring for Calibration Interval Extension of Safety-Related Instruments: Update Report 2008.” EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, and British Energy, Suffolk, UK. 1016723 (December 2008).

Hashemian, H.M., et al, “Requirements for On-Line Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants.”EPRI, Palo Alto, CA. 1016725 (December 2008).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Plant Application of On-Line Monitoring for Calibration Interval Extension of Safety-Related Instruments: Volume 3: 2007 Update Report.” EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, and British Energy, Suffolk, UK. 1015173 (December 2007).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Plant Application of On-Line Monitoring for Calibration Interval Extension of Safety-Related Instruments: Volume 2.” EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, and British Energy Group PLC, Suffolk, UK. 1013486 (December 2006).

Hashemian, H.M., et al., “Plant Application of On-Line Monitoring for Calibration Interval Extension of Safety-Related Instruments: Volume 1.” EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, and British Energy Group PLC, Suffolk, UK. 1013486 (December 2006).

Beverly, D., Fain, R., Mitchell, D., Shell, C., Hashemian, H.M., and Dressler, R., “Rod Control System Maintenance Guide for Westinghouse Pressurized Water Reactors.” Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI Report Number TR-108152 (April 1997). (Publication Unavailable).

Kerlin, T.W., Miller, L.F., Hashemian, H.M., Poore, W.P., Shorska, M., Upadhyaya, B.R., Cormault, P., and Jacquot, J.P., “Temperature Sensor Response Characterization.” Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI Report Number NP-1486 (August 1980). (Publication Unavailable.)

Kerlin, T.W., Miller, L.F., Hashemian, H.M., and Poore, W.P., “In-Situ Response Time Testing of Platinum Resistance Thermometers.” Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI Report Number NP-834, Vol. 1 (July 1978).

Technical Reports

Kiger, C.J., Hashemian, H.M., Sexton, C.D., Meininger, R.D., and Nace, D.M., “Electromagnetic Environment Testing to Support Digital Upgrades in Nuclear Power Plants”, Sixth American Nuclear Society International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies. (2009)

Kiger, C.J., Hashemian, H.M., Seibel, J.C., Wunderlich, R.J., and Meininger, R.D., “Digital Upgrade Concerns and Considerations Regarding Electromagnetic Interference”. ISA POW. (2009)

Hashemian, H.M., “The State of the Art in Nuclear Power Plant I&C.” Technical Report No. CTH-NT-223, Chalmers University of Technology, Nuclear Engineering, Göteborg, Sweden. (November 2008)

Meininger, R.D., “Wireless Systems in the Nuclear Power Plant: Implementation and Control”, Exelon. (November 2007)

Meininger, R.D., “Is Plant Aging Leading to an Increase in Intermittent Connections For I&C Circuits?”, ANS. (November 2006)

Meininger, R.D., “Mini-Seminar: EMC of Plant I&C Upgrades and Wireless Communications”, St. Lucie & Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plants. (June 2006)

Meininger, R.D., “Recognizing the Importance of EMC in Performing a Digital Upgrade”, ANS. (November 2006)

Meininger, R.D., “Digital Upgrade Issues and Evolving Regulatory Environment”, ANS. (November 2006)

Violette, M, Snyder, G, Meininger, R.D., “Electromagnetic Interference: Qualification Requirements for Digital Upgrades”, Nuclear Plant Journal. (March/April 2006)

Meininger, R.D., “Adequacy of EMI/RFI Standard for the Nuclear Power Plants”. NPEC Meeting. (January 2005)

Blouch, R.L., “EMI Qualification of Inverters and Battery chargers for Nuclear Power Plant Upgrade”, SolidState Controls Owners Meeting. (June 2003)

Blouch, R.L., “EMI Qualification of Nuclear Plant I&C Replacements and Upgrades”, NUS Instruments User’s Group Meeting. (February 2003)
Blouch, R.L., “Mini-Seminar: EMC of Plant Upgrade I&C Equipment and Wireless Communication”. (2002)

Blouch, R.L., “EMI Qualification of Power Equipment for Nuclear Power Plant Upgrade”, SolidState Controls Owners Meeting. (June 2001)

Blouch, R.L., “EPRI and NRC Guidelines for EMI/RFI Testing of Digital Safety Systems: Latest Recommendations to Include Higher Frequencies”, Nuclear Wireless Users Group. (July 2000)

Blouch, R.L., “A Resource for Expert Assistance in EMI Design and Qualification of Nuclear Plant Upgrade Equipment”, ABB/CE. (May 2000)

Meininger, R.D., “Ungrounded Battery Systems, Reliable or Not?”. (April 2000)

Meininger, R.D., “Electrical Noise Interference Problems with Nuclear Instrumentation”, Gamma Metrics Users Group. (February 1999)

Meininger, R.D., and Blouch, R. B. “Focus on EMI Qualification Experience”, Westinghouse Electric Corp. (August 1999)

Meininger, R.D., “Introduction to CHAR Technology, Services & Equipment”, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station”. (November 1999)

Randolph, W.R., “Characterization Testing – A Predictive Maintenance Advantage” – Joint Oil Analysis Program International Condition Monitoring Conference. (April 1998)

Meininger, R.D., “EMI Protection”, EPRI International Conference on Instrumentation & Control. (1997)

Meininger, R.D., “Getting Best Value Out of EMI Control Techniques: Grounding, Shielding & Suppression”, Sorrento Users Group ”. (August 1996)

Meininger, R.D. and Shank, J.W., “EMI Qualification of Digital Equipment”, EPRI NDE Center. (May 1995)

Kapil, M and Cope, G.M. “Oyster Creek’s Electrical Predictive Maintenance Testing Practices”, EPRI 6th PM Conference. (May 1994)

Meininger, R.D., “EMI in Nuclear Power Plants”, Wyle Seminar. (April 1994)

Meininger, R.D., “Review of Susceptibility Guidelines, EPRI EMI Working Group”. (February 1994)

Meininger, R.D and Lewis, W., “Electrical Noise Control—A Separate Issue from Power Problems: A Collection of Control and Measurement EMI Problems and Their Solutions”. (1994)

Meininger, R.D., Bryamt, W.F., Cope, G.M., and Carlin, B. P., “CHAR 921 System: Electronic Condition Monitoring for Plant Life Extension, Predictive Maintenance and Troubleshooting”. (November 1993 and April 1994)

Meininger, R.D., “EMI in Nuclear Power Plants”. (1994)

Meininger, R.D., Shank, J. and EPRI NDE Center, “Guidelines for Electromagnetic Interference Testing In Power Plants”, EPRI TR-102323. (September 1994)

Meininger, R.D., Lewis, W. and Shank, J, “Handbook for Electromagnetic Compatibility of Digital Equipment in Power Plants, Volume 2: Implementation Guide for EMI Control”, EPRI TR-102400-2. (October 1994)

Meininger, R.D., Shank, J.W., Shankar, R., “EMI & RFI Qualification of Digital Equipment for Nuclear Power Generating Stations”, Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (October 1994)

Meininger, R.D., “Electrical Noise Control—A Separate Issue from Power Problems”, National Conference on Harmonics & Power Quality. (November 1994)

Meininger, R.D., “EMI and the Nuclear Power Plant”. (December 1994)

Meininger, R.D., “Troubleshooting EMI”. (1993).

Boyd, R.G. and Cope, G.M., “Characterizing Basic Electrical Parameters for Maintenance of Cables & Control Systems”. (April 1993 and November 1993).

Meininger, R.D., “EMI in the Plant: Current Issues”. (April 1993).

Meininger, R.D., “EMI/RFI in the Power Plant, IEEE Tutorial”. (September 1993).

Meininger, R.D., “EMI/RFI in the Power Plant”, Predictive Maintenance Technology National Conference. (November 1993).

Meininger, R.D., and Bryant, W.F., “CHAR 921 System: Electronic Condition Monitoring for Predictive Maintenance and Troubleshooting”, P/PM Technology. (November 1993).

Meininger, R.D., “Lightning, Westinghouse Savannah River Site”. (May 1992)

Meininger, R.D., “Issues Relating to EMI with Digital Systems in Nuclear Power Plants”, NRC. (March 1991)

Meininger, R.D. and Randolph, W. R., “Application of Ferrite Beads to Reduce High Frequency Electrical Noise in Measurement Systems”, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. (November 1991)

Meininger, R.D., “Electromagnetic Compatibility & Electrical Noise Control in a Thermal Electric Generating Plant”, Southern California Edison San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Engineering Design Standard JS-123-102. (September 1990)

Meininger, R.D. and Pugh L., “Electromagnetic Interference Control Through Design and Maintenance”. NRC. (1990)

Meininger, R.D. and Pugh L., “Electrical Noise in a Nuclear Power Plant”. (September 1990)

Meininger, R.D., “Electronic Characterization and Diagnostics”, Electric Power Research Institute, Workshop on Power Plant Cable Condition Monitoring. (February 1988)

Meininger, R.D., “Characterization of Cable and Electrical Equipment for Plant Life Extension”. Presented at the Joint ASME/ANS Nuclear Power Conference. (April 1988)

Meininger, R.D., “Passive Surveillance: A Technique to Characterize the Condition of Power and Control Circuits in a Nuclear Power Plant”, IEEE 1985 Symposium on Nuclear Power Systems, San Francisco, CA. (October 1985)

Hashemian, H.M., Jacquot, J.P., and Guerin, B., “Preliminary Report: Response Time Testing of Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) in EDF Test Loop.” Electricité de France, EDF Report Number HP/236/79/04. (January 1978)