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Title: lmprovements and Path Forward for Regulatory Acceptance of SAS4A/SASSYS-1

Abstract

In the U.S., a key component of the commercialization of advanced reactors is completion of a license application, which must ultimately be approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC’s approval of the license application is contingent on, among other things, satisfactory demonstration of the design basis and response to transient and accident scenarios using accepted codes and methods. This effort seeks to improve the regulatory acceptability of the SAS4A/SASSYS-1 advanced reactor design and safety analysis system software by identifying and addressing gaps in the SAS4A/SASSYS-1 documentation basis that support software qualification and dedication. The software’s unique capabilities to assess inherent fast spectrum feedback effects and passive safety features, which facilitate assessment of key safety metrics, position it as a key licensing tool in the field of sodium-cooled fast reactors (SFR).

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Technology Transitions (OTT)
OSTI Identifier:
1483959
Report Number(s):
ANL/NSE-18/13
148373; TRN: US1902689
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY

Citation Formats

Brunett, Acacia J., Ibarra, Lander, Fanning, Thomas H., and Hu, Rui. lmprovements and Path Forward for Regulatory Acceptance of SAS4A/SASSYS-1. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1483959.
Brunett, Acacia J., Ibarra, Lander, Fanning, Thomas H., & Hu, Rui. lmprovements and Path Forward for Regulatory Acceptance of SAS4A/SASSYS-1. United States. doi:10.2172/1483959.
Brunett, Acacia J., Ibarra, Lander, Fanning, Thomas H., and Hu, Rui. Wed . "lmprovements and Path Forward for Regulatory Acceptance of SAS4A/SASSYS-1". United States. doi:10.2172/1483959. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1483959.
@article{osti_1483959,
title = {lmprovements and Path Forward for Regulatory Acceptance of SAS4A/SASSYS-1},
author = {Brunett, Acacia J. and Ibarra, Lander and Fanning, Thomas H. and Hu, Rui},
abstractNote = {In the U.S., a key component of the commercialization of advanced reactors is completion of a license application, which must ultimately be approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC’s approval of the license application is contingent on, among other things, satisfactory demonstration of the design basis and response to transient and accident scenarios using accepted codes and methods. This effort seeks to improve the regulatory acceptability of the SAS4A/SASSYS-1 advanced reactor design and safety analysis system software by identifying and addressing gaps in the SAS4A/SASSYS-1 documentation basis that support software qualification and dedication. The software’s unique capabilities to assess inherent fast spectrum feedback effects and passive safety features, which facilitate assessment of key safety metrics, position it as a key licensing tool in the field of sodium-cooled fast reactors (SFR).},
doi = {10.2172/1483959},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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