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Introduction to Nuclear Powered Submarines

Cmdr John Peter Bullard, Royal Navy (Rtd).

5.30 for 6 pm Wednesday 22 March 2017.
Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium, Ground Floor, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood, NSW.

Meeting hosted by the Nuclear Engineering Panel, Engineers Australia.

Light refreshments will be provided prior to the presentation.

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Non members: $30

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5.30 for 6 pm Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Royal Navy HMS Victorious

Abstract:
Submarines are a current topic of interest with the replacement of the RAN Collins Class. Some voices have been raised questioning whether this replacement should be nuclear submarines. But what exactly is a nuclear submarine? What is so special about it? This presentation gives a brief introduction to nuclear submarines, covering in broad outline, the engineering aspects of a nuclear submarine propulsion plant.

About John Peter Bullard:
John Peter served as an engineer officer for 35 years in the RN of which 24 was in nuclear submarines as an operator/maintainer as well as the senior mechanical
engineer during reactor refuel, lecturer for nuclear operator training, nuclear plant safety regulator and plant and equipment designer for nuclear submarine acquisition.
He has a mechanical engineering degree from London University and a masters degree in nuclear engineering. He is a Chartered Mechanical and a Chartered Marine engineer as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He was accepted as an Australian citizen in 2009.