Canadian Nuclear Society

Société Nucléaire Canadienne

480 University Ave., Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1V2

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The Toronto Branch of the Canadian Nuclear Society announces a public seminar


Speaker:                 Malcolm S. Rawlingson, B.Sc., Fire Protection Specialist, OPG


Topic:                     Protecting Nuclear Facilities from Fire


Date and Time:        Wednesday, January 23, 2002

                             11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Location:                Mini Auditorium, OPG Head office, 700 University Ave., Toronto

Visitors please enter the OPG front doors outside Queens Park subway station and take the stairs or elevator to the Mezzanine Level and follow the signs.

All welcome.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.




A serious fire occurrence at any nuclear facility anywhere in the world adversely affects public confidence and acceptance of the nuclear industry.  The continued operation of nuclear facilities and the licensing of new ones is dependent upon operating them in a demonstrably safe way. This includes properly protecting the facility and its employees from fire. However fire protection for these unique, high value facilities is not a simple matter. New approaches to enhance and build upon traditional methods of fire protection are required. This presentation highlights some of the unique challenges facing the nuclear fire protection specialist.


Speaker's Biography


A native of London, England Malcolm has worked in the nuclear industry in the United Kingdom and Canada for over 30 years. After receiving a Bachelors degree in Nuclear Engineering from London University (Queen Mary College) England he developed a broad range of expertise in research, operations and training aspects of the nuclear industry. He was Research Engineer for UKAEA and Nuclear Reactor Operator for the CEGB before moving to Canada to train CANDU operators in 1982.


For the last 15 years he has specialized in the protection of nuclear facilities from fire – particularly CANDU generating stations but also auxiliary plant such as bulk hydrogen storage, tritium removal facility and flammable storage. As a member of the CSA N-293/95 Technical Committee on the Fire Protection of CANDU Nuclear Power Plants he is an invited international speaker on the subject.


Malcolm is married with three teenagers and is currently Senior Technical Specialist – Fire Protection at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station working on fire issues related to the restart of Pickering A.


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Adam McLean, Chair, CNS Toronto Branch

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