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Title: Accelerator safety analysis

Abstract

The safety of any facility is an integral part of the design and can best be ensured through a program that places early emphasis on understanding the hazards and then developing a design that (a) emphasizes the elimination and minimization of the hazards, (b) is designed to prevent accidents that could cause existing hazards to be realized, and (c) includes defense-in-depth through the use of redundant and diverse features for accident mitigation. APT has followed this approach and has developed a safety program that complies with DOE orders and many national consensus codes and standards. Many inherent and design features are used to enhance the safety of APT. Following this approach, APT ensures a safe and reliable tritium supply for the national needs. The approach should be applicable for other large accelerator applications.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678172
Report Number(s):
CONF-990605-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 99:009157
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Conference: 1999 annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Boston, MA (United States), 6-10 Jun 1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; US DOE; SAFETY ANALYSIS; ACCELERATORS; DESIGN; HAZARDS; TRITIUM; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION; RISK ASSESSMENT

Citation Formats

Edwards, J. Accelerator safety analysis. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Edwards, J. Accelerator safety analysis. United States.
Edwards, J. Wed . "Accelerator safety analysis". United States.
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