You need JavaScript to view this

Specialists' meeting on role of fission products in whole core accidents

Abstract

Safety of nuclear reactors has been a central concern of the nuclear energy industry from the very beginning. This concern, and the resultant excellence of design, fabrication, and operation, aided by extensive engineered safety features, has given nuclear energy its superior record of protection of the environment and of the public health and safety. With respect to the fast reactor, it was recognized early in the program that there exists a theoretical possibility of a core compaction leading to significant energy release. The considerations of fission product effects are primarily on of the main concerns in evaluation of safety issues. Since fission products have the potential for dispersing fuel from the core region and thereby producing reactor shutdown, knowledge of their effects can contribute to demonstrating that there is a low probability producing whole-core involvement. Similarly, knowledge of fission product effects can contribute to demonstrating that there is a low probability of a whole-core disruptive accident leading to sufficient energy release to challenge the containment capability.
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1977
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IWGFR-19
Reference Number:
EDB-01:022303
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA-IWGFR specialists' meeting on role of fission products in whole core accidents, Harwell (United Kingdom), 28 Jun - 1 Jul 1977; Other Information: Refs, figs, tabs; Pages 77 and 79 are missing; PBD: 1977
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; FAST REACTORS; FISSION PRODUCTS; LEADING ABSTRACT; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR CORE DISRUPTION; REACTOR SAFETY; RISK ASSESSMENT; MEETINGS
OSTI ID:
20139403
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, International Working Group on Fast Reactors, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0100290008076
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
88 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Specialists' meeting on role of fission products in whole core accidents. IAEA: N. p., 1977. Web.
Specialists' meeting on role of fission products in whole core accidents. IAEA.
1977. "Specialists' meeting on role of fission products in whole core accidents." IAEA.
@misc{etde_20139403,
title = {Specialists' meeting on role of fission products in whole core accidents}
abstractNote = {Safety of nuclear reactors has been a central concern of the nuclear energy industry from the very beginning. This concern, and the resultant excellence of design, fabrication, and operation, aided by extensive engineered safety features, has given nuclear energy its superior record of protection of the environment and of the public health and safety. With respect to the fast reactor, it was recognized early in the program that there exists a theoretical possibility of a core compaction leading to significant energy release. The considerations of fission product effects are primarily on of the main concerns in evaluation of safety issues. Since fission products have the potential for dispersing fuel from the core region and thereby producing reactor shutdown, knowledge of their effects can contribute to demonstrating that there is a low probability producing whole-core involvement. Similarly, knowledge of fission product effects can contribute to demonstrating that there is a low probability of a whole-core disruptive accident leading to sufficient energy release to challenge the containment capability.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1977}
month = {Jul}
}