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Mr. Biemiller is currently a project manager for outage services at Westinghouse Electric Co. He moved to this position in August 2006 after completing the Field Superintendent job for Transnuclear’s reactor vessel internals segmentation at the Rancho Seco Nuclear Station. He previously held a similar position for decommissioning activities at Dominion’s Millstone Unit 1 where he was heavily involved in planning and implementing tasks in support of waste removal, cask handling, vessel grid segmentation and coordinating the various craft and crew support needed for the decommissioning efforts. Mr. Biemiller has served as Project Manager for many other assignments in support of nuclear power plant refueling outages and decommissioning activities; including chemical decontamination, spent fuel pool clean up and other waste disposal projects, balance of plant HVAC, nuclear fuel repair and inspection programs, steam generator inspections and service water piping work. He has acted as Construction Superintendent for nuclear plant decommissioning. Mr. Biemiller is also a metallurgical consultant for material failure analysis, corrosion engineering, material selection and the evaluation of irradiation effects on nuclear reactor vessels. In addition, Mr. Biemiller has a purchasing background where as Senior Purchasing Agent; he restructured and managed Yankee Atomic Electric Co.'s purchasing activities. During this time he achieved the Certified Purchasing Manager accreditation from the National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM). He has also performed procurement functions for decommissioning work.
EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:Field Superintendent for nuclear plant decommissioning.
B. S. Metallurgy, Pennsylvania State University - With Distinction.
U. S. Navy nuclear power, submarine and other Navy schools.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:Independent Contractor (June 1999 - August 2006)
Principal Engineer (Metallurgy) (1989-1999) - Project Manager for special assignments, including but not limited to, nuclear fuel repair and inspection, nuclear steam generator inspections, chemical decontaminations, pipe rehabilitation, and material test irradiation programs. Provides metallurgical expertise in the areas of corrosion, failure analysis, irradiation effects on reactor pressure vessel steel and material selection for nuclear plant primary and secondary systems.
Senior Purchasing Agent (1983-89) - Managed Yankee Atomic's Purchasing Group.
Senior Engineer (1978-83) - Conducted design review, procurement and performance of nuclear fuel assembly fabrication and other nuclear reactor components. Conducted reactor vessel irradiation surveillance programs, failure analyses and corrosion engineering. Managed on site nuclear fuel repair and inspection activities.
Combustion Engineering, Inc.
Supervisor, Operations Chemistry Group - Supervised staff activities involved with radiochemistry, water chemistry, and steam generator cleaning activities in support of pressurized water reactors and auxiliary systems. Conducted nuclear fuel repair activities. Performed research in corrosion engineering and on the effects of neutron bombardment on reactor vessel steels.
Pennsylvania State University
Mineral Constitution Laboratories - Prepared petrographical and metallography samples and performed photographic darkroom work while a student.
United States Navy, Nuclear Program
Machinist Mate 1st Class (SS) - Operator of nuclear power propulsion plants. Instructor at the U. S. Navy Nuclear Power School at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. Engine room supervisor, chemistry supervisor and health physics supervisor on the nuclear submarine, USS Kamehameha, SSBN-642.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS:
- Tau Beta Pi
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
1. "The Results And Analysis Of Irradiation Experiments Conducted On Reactor Vessel Plate And Weld Materials," with others, Proceedings of the ASME-JSMA International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Vol. 5 1996, ICONE-4, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 10-14, Rao, A. S. and Duffey, R. B. eds., American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
2. "The Results and Analyses of Irradiation Experiments Conducted on Vessel Plate and Weld Surrogate Materials From the Yankee Atomic Electric Company Test Irradiation Program," EPRI Report TR-106001, December 1995, Electric Power Research Institute.
3. "The Insitu Lining Of Service Water Piping At Maine Yankee," with others, ASME International Joint Power Generation Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 8-13, 1994, published in conference proceedings, 94-JPGC-NE-10.
4. "Reactor Vessel Dosimetry Assessment: Perspectives Of The Materials Engineer," with others, Reactor Dosimetry ASTM STP 1228, Harry Farrar IV, ed. al., Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, 1994.
5. "Preliminary Irradiation Test Results From The Yankee Atomic Electric Company Reactor Vessel Test Program," with others, International Journal Of Pressure Vessel & Piping, Vol. 60 (1994), pp. 259-269.
6. "An Evaluation of the Effect of Chemical Composition on the Irradiation Sensitivity of Reactor Vessel Weld Metal," Irradiation Effects on the Microstructure and Properties of Metals, ASTM, STP 611, American Society for Testing and Materials, 1976.
U. S. Patent No. 4,273,838, "Weld Metal Resistant to Neutron Bombardment."
No. 27 09 906, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
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