The primary course instructor is Dr. S. G. Sawochka. Selected sessions of the course also may be presented by other NWT personnel.
G. F. PALINO: Dr. Palino has been a Principal Consultant with NWT since 1979. From 1974 to 1979, he was associated with General Electrics Nuclear Energy Division. Prior to joining GE, Dr. Palino taught chemistry, radiochemistry and engineering courses at San Jose State University, at Harvey Mudd College and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Since joining NWT, Dr. Palinos responsibilities have included technical management of PWR primary and secondary system chemistry studies and BWR radiation level assessment and control programs. He also has developed and presented training courses for BWR and PWR chemistry staffs and has worked in the areas of radwaste treatment, volume reduction, and tracer calibration of flowmeters.
S. G. SAWOCHKA: Dr. Sawochka currently is President of NWT Corporation. He has been involved with consulting and R&D projects in the fields of water chemistry, water treatment, corrosion, and radwaste processing in BWR and PWR systems for 30 years. He previously was Manager of Water Chemistry Development for General Electrics BWR Systems Department. Dr. Sawochka has authored numerous publications in the referenced areas and has been an active member of EPRI committees that have developed guidelines for BWR and PWR chemistry control.
H. R. HELMHOLZ: Mr. Helmholz began his nuclear industry career in 1951 at Hanford. He subsequently joined the Case Institute of Technology where he organized the radiochemistry program and taught courses in nuclear chemistry. After several years at KAPL and at NRTS at Idaho Falls, where he supervised the S5G chemistry laboratory, he joined GE-Vallecitos and assumed responsibility for design and performance of chemical test programs at operating BWRs. Since joining NWT in 1981, he has had responsibility for numerous projects in the chemistry and radiochemistry areas including development of radioanalytical procedures, laboratory reviews, training course development and presentation, and assessments of solid waste radioassay techniques, radwaste dose rate to curie conversions, ventilation monitoring, and fuel failure modes.
CLASS SCHEDULE: Classes will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday with one hour for lunch and 8:15 to noon on Friday.
ENROLLMENT: Course enrollments are limited to 12. Reservations can be made by phone 408-281-1100, fax 408-578-0790 or e-mail. If you prefer, discuss your interests with the Program Director.
FEE: The $1,900 course fee covers the notebook, program materials, break refreshments, lunches (4) and one scheduled dinner. Lodging and other meals NOT INCLUDED. A Certificate of Participation is presented to each registrant.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel your registration at least 3 weeks prior to the program start date, your fee minus a $50 administrative fee will be refunded. If you cancel less than 3 weeks prior, you will be liable for the full fee. Unfortunately, there can be no exceptions to this policy. Enrollment substitutions may be made at any time.
NWT reserves the right to cancel this class within two weeks of start date if fewer than three students are enrolled.
LOCATION/LODGING: The class will be held at the NWT offices in San Jose, California. Information on San Jose area hotels will be provided with enrollment confirmation.
ON SITE TRAINING SESSIONS: For information about holding this workshop at your site, please contact the Program Director.
COMPLEMENTARY COURSES: The following NWT courses also are intermittently offered at our San Jose offices:
These courses also can be customized for specific plants and held at the plant site or corporate office. One or two day seminars on specific subjects or directed at specific utility personnel also can be developed.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Dr. S. G. Sawochka (Program Director)