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Title: The GIF Proliferation Resistance and Physical Proection Methodology Applied to GEN IV System Designs: An Update

Abstract

The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) formed a proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) Working Group (PRPPWG) to develop a methodology to evaluate the six GIF reactor technologies. The PRPPWG developed the methodology through a series of development and demonstration case studies and many insights were gained from the process. The PRPPWG, in collaboration with representatives of the GIF System Steering Committees/provisional Steering Committees (SSCs/pSSCs) for each of the six GIF reactor technologies, analyzed and evaluated the PR&PP aspects of the six reactor technologies. The outcome of this activity is documented in a joint PRPPWG and SSCs/pSSCs report made publicly available in 2011, highlighting the analysis performed and its main outcomes. Currently, the PRPPWG and the six GIF SSCs/pSSCs are in the process of repeating the exercise, based on the status of the six GIF system design concepts, considering the designs’ evolution since 2011. In line with the PR&PP by Design concept, whilst during the first exercise the level of detail of the design options enabled only a high-level evaluation of the systems’ proliferation resistance, the early design stage allowed designers to introduce modifications for improving the systems’ performance. With the designs’ current level of development, the opportunity for proposingmore » modifications diminishes, whilst at the same time increasing the opportunity to inform the safeguards R&D community on potential R&D needs to meet safeguardability issues. The paper will first summarize the main concepts behind the PR&PP evaluation methodology. It will then present the main outcomes and lessons learned as in the current white papers on the PR aspects of the six GIF design concepts and will finally describe the ongoing activity to update them within a PR&PP-by-Design context.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Office of Nuclear Reactor Technologies (NE-7)
OSTI Identifier:
1513227
Report Number(s):
BNL-211627-2019-COPA
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 41st Annual ESARDA (European Safeguards Research and Development) Symposium 2019, Italy, 5/13/2019 - 5/16/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; GIF; Generation IV reactors; proliferation resistance; safeguardability

Citation Formats

Cheng, Lap-Yan. The GIF Proliferation Resistance and Physical Proection Methodology Applied to GEN IV System Designs: An Update. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Cheng, Lap-Yan. The GIF Proliferation Resistance and Physical Proection Methodology Applied to GEN IV System Designs: An Update. United States.
Cheng, Lap-Yan. Mon . "The GIF Proliferation Resistance and Physical Proection Methodology Applied to GEN IV System Designs: An Update". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1513227.
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abstractNote = {The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) formed a proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) Working Group (PRPPWG) to develop a methodology to evaluate the six GIF reactor technologies. The PRPPWG developed the methodology through a series of development and demonstration case studies and many insights were gained from the process. The PRPPWG, in collaboration with representatives of the GIF System Steering Committees/provisional Steering Committees (SSCs/pSSCs) for each of the six GIF reactor technologies, analyzed and evaluated the PR&PP aspects of the six reactor technologies. The outcome of this activity is documented in a joint PRPPWG and SSCs/pSSCs report made publicly available in 2011, highlighting the analysis performed and its main outcomes. Currently, the PRPPWG and the six GIF SSCs/pSSCs are in the process of repeating the exercise, based on the status of the six GIF system design concepts, considering the designs’ evolution since 2011. In line with the PR&PP by Design concept, whilst during the first exercise the level of detail of the design options enabled only a high-level evaluation of the systems’ proliferation resistance, the early design stage allowed designers to introduce modifications for improving the systems’ performance. With the designs’ current level of development, the opportunity for proposing modifications diminishes, whilst at the same time increasing the opportunity to inform the safeguards R&D community on potential R&D needs to meet safeguardability issues. The paper will first summarize the main concepts behind the PR&PP evaluation methodology. It will then present the main outcomes and lessons learned as in the current white papers on the PR aspects of the six GIF design concepts and will finally describe the ongoing activity to update them within a PR&PP-by-Design context.},
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