Source: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
Date: 10/1/95    Record No.: 10258
Contact: James Seydel, 208-526-6000

INEL reviews utilities' Section 11 plans for the NRC, so they can't work directly for commercial nuclear power plants, but the expertise is applicable in other areas, such as fossil power. Extensive programs are underway with the oil industry, whose refineries have many of the same issues as power plants--aging equipment and a need to reduce costs, increase reliability and safety, and extend operating life. INEL's capability may be less well known than it should, as they tend to publish in journals not typically read in the utility industry.