AMS Cable Aging Management Training Course

February 13-15, 2024 // Orlando, FL

Cable aging management has received increased industry focus over the last several years as plants enter into their first periods of extended operation and make plans for subsequent license renewal. This three-day technical training will cover the state of the art in cable aging management technologies for nuclear power plants and how these tools can be used to satisfy license renewal commitments, support EQ programs, and extend the life of installed cables for either. Topics to be covered include the fundamentals of cable aging management, understanding regulatory guidance, identifying degradation, in-situ and laboratory condition monitoring technologies, industry operating experience, and methods for extending the life of installed cables. A special emphasis will be placed on technologies for aging management of low voltage and instrumentation and control cables. Course information will be provided through class lectures as well as hands-on demonstrations.


The course will be held on February 13-15, 2024 at the Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area, Florida. A room block at a rate of $174 + fees will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact the Hotel at, using the event name “AMS Corporation Training”, to make reservations.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to Cable Aging Management in the Nuclear Industry – Introduction to basic concepts, definitions, and fundamentals with respect to aging management of low voltage power, control, and instrumentation cables.
  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Cable Aging – Learn about how cable polymers degrade, how plants have historically managed aging concerns, and why monitoring for cable insulation degradation is important.
  • Module 3: Cable condition Monitoring Technologies and Associated Methodologies for Developing Acceptance Criteria (inclusive of laboratory demonstrations) – Covers the state-of-the-art in cable condition monitoring technologies and associated methodologies for developing acceptance criteria correlated to design basis function. This will include an overview of laboratory and in-situ condition monitoring methods and their basis that can be used to evaluate the health of cables, including how to interpret results and develop acceptance criteria. Hands-on laboratory demonstrations of various condition monitoring technologies will be provided for practical understanding.
  • Module 4: Operating Experience of Using Cable Condition Monitoring Throughout the Fleet – Examples and industry operating experience of identifying and resolving common cable problems.
  • Module 5: Industry Standards and Guidance Documents – Overview of nuclear industry standards (10 CFR 50.49, NUREG-1801, NUREG-2191, IEEE-383, etc.) for license renewal and EQ cables including the latest in-process revision of GALL-SLR, which recently completed the public comment period.
  • Module 6: Extending the Life of 50.49 (EQ) and Non-50.49 Cables Through Condition Monitoring – Provides specific guidance on how to implement condition monitoring of cables consistent with IEC/IEEE-60780-323-2016, NRC RG 1.89 R2, and IEEE-383
  • Module 7: How To Use Condition Monitoring Within Current Licensing Basis and Advantages with Respect To Common EQ methods for Extending Cable Life – Special guest speaker Ron Wise explains how condition monitoring can be used for cables covered under 10 CFR 50.49 to extend qualified life within the current licensing basis, standards, and guidance. Further, condition monitoring will be discussed in the context of common EQ methods for extending qualified life and how it can provide complimentary advantages.
  • Module 8: Meeting License Renewal (GALL, GALL-SLR, IGALL) Commitments – How to satisfy cable-related license renewal commitments through condition monitoring. Examples include X.E1, XI.E1, XI.E2, XI.E3B,C.
  • Module 9: Maintaining a Condition-based Aging Program – Covers best practices for implementing condition monitoring into aging programs including how to address cable failures, determining extent of condition, incorporating OE, trending condition monitoring results, and implementing acceptance criteria.
  • Module 10: Summary and Review – Review of the course and Q&A.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for cable aging management program owners, EQ engineers, license renewal engineers, as well as corporate engineering and management. Personnel involved with cable aging management programs, license renewal, maintenance rule, regulators, or EQ will find this course the most beneficial.

The Instructors

AMS course instructors include engineers and senior managers with decades of experience performing cable testing and supporting aging management programs in all of the U.S. nuclear power plants and many in Europe and Asia.  Special guest and EQ expert Ron Wise of CONTECH will speak on application of condition monitoring for license renewal and EQ programs.

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Course Fee

Register by the end of the year to lock in a rate of $1,495. The cost will increase to $1,895 on January 1st, 2024. This rate includes course materials, breaks, breakfast, and lunch. Each attendee will be provided with the course materials as well as a certificate of attendance. A free third registration will be offered for every two paid registrations from the same organization. Each attendee will be provided with the course materials as well as a certificate of attendance.

Where To Stay

Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area
1805 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

1-877-394-5765 (Please mention group code: ACT)