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Safety related design and economic aspects of HTGRs. Proceedings of a technical committee meeting

Abstract

The purpose of the Technical Committee Meeting (TCM) was to provide the opportunity to review the status of design and development activities associated with safety related and economic aspects of HTGRs, and to identify pathways which may provide the opportunity for international cooperation in addressing these issues. The HTGR, as a nuclear heat source for the safe, economic and efficient production of electricity and high temperature industrial processes has, within the past few years, become a significantly increasing influence in the future of nuclear power. Nuclear test facilities with the capability of achieving core outlet temperatures to 950 deg. C are presently under construction in China and Japan. These plants will be utilized to support HTGR research and development activities, including electricity generation via the gas turbine and validation of high temperature process heat applications. Also, major development programmes focusing on the generation of electricity through the direct cycle gas turbine are in progress by ESKOM, the state electric utility of South Africa, and by a consortium of organizations from the Russian Federation, USA, France and Japan. Other national programmes focusing on research and development of the HTGR are underway including the Netherlands, where an evaluation is being completed on  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 2001
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1210
Reference Number:
EDB-01:044017
Resource Relation:
Conference: Technical committee meeting on safety related design and economic aspects of HTGRs, Beijing (China), 24 Nov 1998; Other Information: Refs, figs, tabs; PBD: Apr 2001
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; DIRECT CYCLE COOLING SYSTEMS; DUAL-PURPOSE POWER PLANTS; FUEL CYCLE; HTGR TYPE REACTORS; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; IAEA; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; LEADING ABSTRACT; LIQUEFACTION; PLUTONIUM; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; MEETINGS
OSTI ID:
20158148
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA0100857020062
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
260 pages
Announcement Date:

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Safety related design and economic aspects of HTGRs. Proceedings of a technical committee meeting. IAEA: N. p., 2001. Web.
Safety related design and economic aspects of HTGRs. Proceedings of a technical committee meeting. IAEA.
2001. "Safety related design and economic aspects of HTGRs. Proceedings of a technical committee meeting." IAEA.
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title = {Safety related design and economic aspects of HTGRs. Proceedings of a technical committee meeting}
abstractNote = {The purpose of the Technical Committee Meeting (TCM) was to provide the opportunity to review the status of design and development activities associated with safety related and economic aspects of HTGRs, and to identify pathways which may provide the opportunity for international cooperation in addressing these issues. The HTGR, as a nuclear heat source for the safe, economic and efficient production of electricity and high temperature industrial processes has, within the past few years, become a significantly increasing influence in the future of nuclear power. Nuclear test facilities with the capability of achieving core outlet temperatures to 950 deg. C are presently under construction in China and Japan. These plants will be utilized to support HTGR research and development activities, including electricity generation via the gas turbine and validation of high temperature process heat applications. Also, major development programmes focusing on the generation of electricity through the direct cycle gas turbine are in progress by ESKOM, the state electric utility of South Africa, and by a consortium of organizations from the Russian Federation, USA, France and Japan. Other national programmes focusing on research and development of the HTGR are underway including the Netherlands, where an evaluation is being completed on a heat and power co-generation plant utilizing a small direct cycle HTR; in Germany, where the primary focus is centered on basic issues of reactor safety and innovative reactor technology; in Indonesia with the evaluation of process heat applications such as coal liquefaction, hydrogen production and high temperature reforming of methane; and in the USA with the recent re-introduction of national support for the HTGR specifically directed to the burning of weapons plutonium. The status information presented in several of the papers is as of the time of drafting. Thus other later material should be referenced for more current status information. One source of current information is the IAEA Gas Cooled Reactor Project web site at http://www.iaea.org/inis/aws/htgr/index.html, which also provides links to modular HTGR research and power reactor web sites. However, the technical information provided in the papers, which constitutes the majority of the information presented, remains valid.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2001}
month = {Apr}
}