skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: The GIF Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Working Group (PRPPWG): Achievements and Perspectives

Abstract

The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) “Technology Roadmap” identified proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) as one of the four goal areas to advance nuclear energy into its next, “fourth” generation. It recommended the development of a methodology to define measures for PR&PP and to evaluate them for the six nuclear energy systems selected by GIF. Accordingly, the Forum formed a PR&PP Working Group (PRPPWG) to develop a methodology and to define the parameters against which PR&PP would be measured. The PRPPWG developed the methodology through a series of development and demonstration case studies, by use of a hypothetical “Example Sodium Fast Reactor” (ESFR). The PR&PP ESFR assessment was the first opportunity to exercise the full methodology on a complete system, and many insights were gained from the process. The PRPPWG and representatives of the GIF System Steering Committees (SSCs) for each of the six GIF design concepts carried out a study on the PR&PP aspects of the six GIF designs. This interaction allowed the PRPPWG to engage the designers and to raise awareness about PR&PP. A number of international workshops have also been held which have introduced the methodology to design groups and other stakeholders. In this paper, wemore » first summarize the technical progress and the major accomplishments of the PRPPWG: the evaluation methodology and the ESFR case study used to develop and test the methodology. The interaction with the GIF System Steering Committees and the relaunching of the activity is then presented. Finally, an outline of the future challenges is provided along the lines identified in the GIF R&D outlook 2018 report.« less

Authors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
OSTI Identifier:
1489749
Report Number(s):
BNL-210849-2019-COPA
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: GIF Symposium - Atoms for the Future, Paris, France, 10/16/2018 - 10/17/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; Proliferation resistance; physical protection; GIF; nuclear energy

Citation Formats

Cojazzi, Giacomo G., and Cheng, Lap-Yan. The GIF Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Working Group (PRPPWG): Achievements and Perspectives. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Cojazzi, Giacomo G., & Cheng, Lap-Yan. The GIF Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Working Group (PRPPWG): Achievements and Perspectives. United States.
Cojazzi, Giacomo G., and Cheng, Lap-Yan. Tue . "The GIF Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Working Group (PRPPWG): Achievements and Perspectives". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1489749.
@article{osti_1489749,
title = {The GIF Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Working Group (PRPPWG): Achievements and Perspectives},
author = {Cojazzi, Giacomo G. and Cheng, Lap-Yan},
abstractNote = {The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) “Technology Roadmap” identified proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) as one of the four goal areas to advance nuclear energy into its next, “fourth” generation. It recommended the development of a methodology to define measures for PR&PP and to evaluate them for the six nuclear energy systems selected by GIF. Accordingly, the Forum formed a PR&PP Working Group (PRPPWG) to develop a methodology and to define the parameters against which PR&PP would be measured. The PRPPWG developed the methodology through a series of development and demonstration case studies, by use of a hypothetical “Example Sodium Fast Reactor” (ESFR). The PR&PP ESFR assessment was the first opportunity to exercise the full methodology on a complete system, and many insights were gained from the process. The PRPPWG and representatives of the GIF System Steering Committees (SSCs) for each of the six GIF design concepts carried out a study on the PR&PP aspects of the six GIF designs. This interaction allowed the PRPPWG to engage the designers and to raise awareness about PR&PP. A number of international workshops have also been held which have introduced the methodology to design groups and other stakeholders. In this paper, we first summarize the technical progress and the major accomplishments of the PRPPWG: the evaluation methodology and the ESFR case study used to develop and test the methodology. The interaction with the GIF System Steering Committees and the relaunching of the activity is then presented. Finally, an outline of the future challenges is provided along the lines identified in the GIF R&D outlook 2018 report.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

Conference:
Other availability
Please see Document Availability for additional information on obtaining the full-text document. Library patrons may search WorldCat to identify libraries that hold this conference proceeding.

Save / Share: