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Title: Safety and licensing of a small modular gas-cooled reactor system

Abstract

A modular side-by-side high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (SBS-HTGR) is being developed by Interatom/Kraftwerk Union (KWU). The General Electric Company and Interatom/KWU entered into a proprietary working agreement to continue develop jointly of the SBS-HTGR. A study on adapting the SBS-HTGR for application in the US has been completed. The study investigated the safety characteristics and the use of this type of design in an innovative approach to licensing. The safety objective guiding the design of the modular SBS-HTGR is to control radionuclide release by the retention of fission products within the fuel particles with minimal reliance on active design features. The philosophy on which this objective is predicated is that by providing a simple safety case, the safety criteria can be demonstrated as being met with high confidence through conduct of a full-scale module safety test.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric, Sunnyvale, CA
OSTI Identifier:
5592460
Report Number(s):
CONF-851115-
Journal ID: CODEN: TANSA; TRN: 86-024156
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 50; Conference: American Nuclear Society winter meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 10 Nov 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; HTGR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR LICENSING; REACTOR SAFETY; CONTROL ELEMENTS; DESIGN; FISSION PRODUCT RELEASE; MODULAR STRUCTURES; POWER DENSITY; REACTIVITY; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR CORES; REACTOR SHUTDOWN; ACCIDENTS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; LICENSING; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; SAFETY; SHUTDOWNS; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 210300 - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Graphite Moderated

Citation Formats

Brown, N.W., and Kelley, A.P. Jr. Safety and licensing of a small modular gas-cooled reactor system. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Brown, N.W., & Kelley, A.P. Jr. Safety and licensing of a small modular gas-cooled reactor system. United States.
Brown, N.W., and Kelley, A.P. Jr. Fri . "Safety and licensing of a small modular gas-cooled reactor system". United States.
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title = {Safety and licensing of a small modular gas-cooled reactor system},
author = {Brown, N.W. and Kelley, A.P. Jr.},
abstractNote = {A modular side-by-side high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (SBS-HTGR) is being developed by Interatom/Kraftwerk Union (KWU). The General Electric Company and Interatom/KWU entered into a proprietary working agreement to continue develop jointly of the SBS-HTGR. A study on adapting the SBS-HTGR for application in the US has been completed. The study investigated the safety characteristics and the use of this type of design in an innovative approach to licensing. The safety objective guiding the design of the modular SBS-HTGR is to control radionuclide release by the retention of fission products within the fuel particles with minimal reliance on active design features. The philosophy on which this objective is predicated is that by providing a simple safety case, the safety criteria can be demonstrated as being met with high confidence through conduct of a full-scale module safety test.},
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journal = {Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc.; (United States)},
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volume = 50,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {11}
}

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