Progress Towards Prognostic Health Management of Passive Components in Advanced Small Modular Reactors
Sustainable nuclear power to promote energy security and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are two key national energy priorities. The development of deployable small modular reactors (SMRs) is expected to support these objectives by developing technologies that improve the reliability, sustain safety, and improve affordability of new reactors. Advanced SMRs (AdvSMRs) refer to a specific class of SMRs and are based on modularization of advanced reactor concepts. Prognostic health management (PHM) systems can benefit both the safety and economics of deploying AdvSMRs and can play an essential role in managing the inspection and maintenance of passive components in AdvSMR systems. This paper describes progress on development of a prototypic PHM system for AdvSMR passive components, with thermal creep chosen as the target degradation mechanism.
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- Conference: IEEE Conference on Prognostics and Health Management (PHM 2014), June 22-25, 2014, Cheney, Washington, 1-8
- IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, United States(US).
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- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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- prognostics, small modular reactors, passive components, thermal creep