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Professional Nuclear Materials Management; Gestion Industrielle des Matieres Nucleaires; Obrashchenie s yadernymi materialami na professional'nom urovne; Administracion Eficiente de Materiales Nucleares

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Abstract

This paper describes the scope of nuclear materials management for a typical power reactor in the United States of America. Since this power reactor is financed by private capital, one of the principal obligations of the reactor operator is to ensure that the investment is protected and will furnish an adequate financial return. Because of the high intrinsic value of nuclear materials, appropriate security and accountability must be continually exercised to minimize losses beyond security and accountability for the nuclear materials. Intelligent forethought and planning must be employed to ensure that additional capital is not lost as avoidable additional costs or loss of revenue in a number of areas. The nuclear materials manager must therefore provide in advance against the following contingencies and maintain constant control or liaison against deviations from planning during (a) pre-reactor acquisition of fuel and fuel elements, (b) in-reactor utilization of the fuel elements, and (c) post-reactor recovery of fuel values. During pre-reactor planning and operations, it is important that the fuel element be designed for economy in manufacture, handling, shipping, and replaceability. The time schedule for manufacturing operations must minimize losses of revenue from unproductive dead storage of high cost materials. For in-reactor operations, the  More>>
Authors:
Forcella, A. A.; O'Leary, W. J. [1] 
  1. Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Bethesda, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Feb 15, 1966
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-SM-67/60
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on Nuclear Materials Management, Vienna (Austria), 30 Aug - 3 Sep 1965; Other Information: 27 refs.; Related Information: In: Nuclear Materials Management. Proceedings of the Symposium on Nuclear Materials Management| 905 p.
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; BURNUP; BY-PRODUCTS; COST; DATA; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL CYCLE; FUEL ELEMENTS; INSPECTION; INVESTMENT; LIABILITIES; LOSSES; MANUFACTURING; NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; PLANNING; POWER REACTORS; REPROCESSING; SECURITY
OSTI ID:
22127221
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13M2316082300
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 153-165
Announcement Date:
Sep 12, 2013

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Forcella, A. A., and O'Leary, W. J. Professional Nuclear Materials Management; Gestion Industrielle des Matieres Nucleaires; Obrashchenie s yadernymi materialami na professional'nom urovne; Administracion Eficiente de Materiales Nucleares. IAEA: N. p., 1966. Web.
Forcella, A. A., & O'Leary, W. J. Professional Nuclear Materials Management; Gestion Industrielle des Matieres Nucleaires; Obrashchenie s yadernymi materialami na professional'nom urovne; Administracion Eficiente de Materiales Nucleares. IAEA.
Forcella, A. A., and O'Leary, W. J. 1966. "Professional Nuclear Materials Management; Gestion Industrielle des Matieres Nucleaires; Obrashchenie s yadernymi materialami na professional'nom urovne; Administracion Eficiente de Materiales Nucleares." IAEA.
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title = {Professional Nuclear Materials Management; Gestion Industrielle des Matieres Nucleaires; Obrashchenie s yadernymi materialami na professional'nom urovne; Administracion Eficiente de Materiales Nucleares}
author = {Forcella, A. A., and O'Leary, W. J.}
abstractNote = {This paper describes the scope of nuclear materials management for a typical power reactor in the United States of America. Since this power reactor is financed by private capital, one of the principal obligations of the reactor operator is to ensure that the investment is protected and will furnish an adequate financial return. Because of the high intrinsic value of nuclear materials, appropriate security and accountability must be continually exercised to minimize losses beyond security and accountability for the nuclear materials. Intelligent forethought and planning must be employed to ensure that additional capital is not lost as avoidable additional costs or loss of revenue in a number of areas. The nuclear materials manager must therefore provide in advance against the following contingencies and maintain constant control or liaison against deviations from planning during (a) pre-reactor acquisition of fuel and fuel elements, (b) in-reactor utilization of the fuel elements, and (c) post-reactor recovery of fuel values. During pre-reactor planning and operations, it is important that the fuel element be designed for economy in manufacture, handling, shipping, and replaceability. The time schedule for manufacturing operations must minimize losses of revenue from unproductive dead storage of high cost materials. For in-reactor operations, the maximum achievable burn-up of the fissionable material must be obtained by means of appropriate fuel rearrangement schemes. Concurrently the unproductive down-time of the reactor for fuel rearrangement, inspections, and the like must be minimized. In the post-reactor period, when the fuel has reached a predetermined depletion of fissionable material, the nuclear materials manager must provide for the most economical reprocessing and recovery of fissionable values and by-products. Nuclear materials management is consequently an essential factor in achieving competitive fuel cycle and unit energy costs with power reactors. (author) [French] Le memoire expose en quoi consiste la gestion des matieres nucleaires dans une centrale nucleaire type, aux Etats-Unis. Comme le reacteur en question est partiellement finance a l'aide de capitaux prives, l'une des principales obligations de l'exploitant est d'assurer la protection et la rentabilite des investissements. Etant donne que les matieres nucleaires sont d'une valeur intrinseque elevee, il faut constamment proceder a des controles appropries allant au-dela des mesures de securite et de la comptabilite interessant les matieresnucleaires proprement dites afin de reduire les pertes au minimum. Il faut faire preuve de clairvoyance et planifier judicieusement pour prevenir toute perte supplementaire de capital provenant de frais inutiles ou d'un manque a gagner dans divers secteurs de l'exploitation. C'est ainsi que le gestionnaire de matieres nucleaires doit prendre des dispositions pour garantir la bonne marche des operations et assurer le respect des plans d'execution par une liaison et un controle constants, dans les domaines suivants? a) acquisition du combustible et des elements combustibles, b) utilisation des elements combustibles dans le reacteur et c) recuperation, dans le combustible irradie, des produits et matieres presentant de l'interet. Pendant la periode qui precede l'utilisation du reacteur, il faut faire une place importante dans la planification et les travaux preparatoires aux considerations d'economie dans la conception des elements combustibles, en ce qui concerne leur fabrication, leur manutention, leur transport et leur remplacement. Les differentes etapes de la fabrication doivent etre planifiees de facon a reduire au minimum le manque a gagner du a des periodes improductives d'entreposage de matieres tres couteuses. Pendant la marche du reacteur, il faut assurer une combustion maximale de la matiere fissile par des redistributions appropriees du combustible dans le coeur du reacteur. Parallelement, les temps morts dus a ces redistributions, aux inspections et autres causes semblables doivent etre reduits au minimum. Enfin, lorsque le combustible est extrait du coeur apres avoir atteint un niveau d'irradiation predetermine, le gestionnaire des matieres nucleaires doit veiller a ce que le traitement chimique du combustible et la recuperation des matieres fissiles et des sous-produits se fassent dans les conditions les plus economiques. On voit ainsi que la gestion des matieres nucleaires joue un role essentiel dans l'economie des cycles de combustible et dans la production d'energie par les reacteurs a des prix de revient unitaires concurrentiels. (author) [Spanish] En esta memoria se describen las modalidades de la administracion de los materiales nucleares destinados a un reactor de potencia tfpico de los Estados Unidos. Este reactor esta financiado con capital privado y, por tanto, una de las principales obligaciones de la direccion de la central es asegurar que las inversiones esten protegidas y produzcan un interes razonable. Como los materiales nucleares tienen un valor intrinseco elevado es preciso ejercer sobre ellos una fiscalizacion constante a fin de evitar que las perdidas rebasen los limites de seguridad. Es preciso prevenir mediante una planificacion inteligente las perdidas evitables de capital debidas al incremento de los costos o a la reduccion del rendimiento en determinadas etapas de las operaciones. El administrador de materiales nucleares debe por consiguiente tomar de antemano las disposiciones necesarias para hacer frente a todas las eventualidades y mantener un control constante para evitar que se produzca alguna desviacion de los planes durante a) la adquisicion del combustible o de los elementos combustibles, b) el empleo de los elementos combustibles en el reactor y c) la regeneracion del combustible una vez utilizado. Por lo que respecta al primer punto, es muy importante que los elementos combustibles hayan sido disenados de forma que su fabricacion, su manipulacion y su transporte resulten economicos y sea facil sustituirlos. La programacion de las operaciones de fabricacion debera reducir al mfnimo las perdidas de ingresos debidas a un almacenamiento improductivo excesivamente largo de materiales de costo elevado. Para la etapa de su empleo en el reactor, sera necesario un programa adecuado de redistribucion de los elementos combustibles a fin de lograr el grado maximo de combustion del material fisionable. Ademas, habra que reducir en la medida de lo posible los paros improductivos del reactor debidos a la redistribucion del combustible, a las inspecciones, etc. Cuando el combustible haya llegado a un grado predeterminado de agotamiento, el administrador tendra que disponer la forma mas economica de regeneracion de los materiales fisionables y de recuperacion de los subproductos. La administracion de materiales nucleares es por consiguiente un factor esencial para la reduccion de los costos del ciclo del combustible y para lograr que el costo unitario de la energia producida resulte economicamente interesante. (author) [Russian] Daets ja opisanie ob{sup e}ma rabot na tipichnom jenergetichesko m reaktore v SShA. Poskol'ku jetot reaktor finansiruetsja chastnym kapitalom, odna iz osnovnyh objazannostej operatora sostoit v obespechenii sohrannosti kapitalovlozhenij i poluchenii opredelennoj pribyli. Vvidu bol'shoj sebestoimosti jadernyh materialov neobhodimo postojanno obespechivat' nadlezhashhuju bezopasnost' i uchet s cel'ju svedenija k minimumu poter', ne svjazannyh s obespe- cheniem bezopasnosti i ucheta jadernyh materialov. Neobhodimo vse tshhatel'no produmyvat' i planirovat' zaranee, chtoby izbegat' nenuzhnyh zatrat i rashodovanija kapitala ili snizhe- nija razmerov pribyli v rjade oblastej. Pojetomu administrator, vedajushhij jadernymi materialami, dolzhen zaranee uchityvat' vse nepredvidennye obstojatel'stva i osushhestvljat' postojannyj kontrol' nad otklonenijami ot standartov pri planirovanii vo vremja a) priobretenija topliva i toplivnyh jelementov do ih ispol'zovanija v reaktore, b) pri ispol'zovanii topliv- nyh jelementovv reaktore, i v) pri regeneracii topliva posle ispol'zovanija v reaktore. Vo vremja planirovanija i osushhestvlenija operacij s toplivom do e g o ispol'zovanija v reaktore vazhno, chtoby predusmatrivalas' jekonomija toplivnyh jelementov pri izgotovlenii, obrabotke, transportirovke, a takzhe predusmatrivalas' ih zamenimost'. Grafik provedenija proizvodstvennyh operacij dolzhen obespechivat' svedenie k minimumu poter' pribyli v rezul'tate neproduktivnogo ''mertvogo'' hranenija dorogostojashhih materialov. Pri provedenii operacij vnutri reaktora neobhodimo dobivat'sja maksimal'no vozmozh- noj stepeni vygoranija rasshhepljajushhegosja materiala putem osushhestvlenija sootvetstvujushhih shem peregruppirovki toplivnyh jelementov. Odnovremenno neobhodimo vsjacheski umen'shat' vremja, neproduktivno zatrachivaemoe na peregruppirovku toplivnyh jelementov na ostanovlennom reaktore, na inspekcii i t.d. Vo vremja operacij s jadernymi materialami posle ih ispol'zovanija v reaktore, kogda stepen' obogashhenija topliva dostigla urovnja predvaritel'no ustanovlennogo obednenija rasshhepljajushhegosja materiala, administrator v oblasti jadernyh materialov dolzhen obespechit' naibolee jekonomichnuju pererabotku i regeneraciju rasshhepljajushhihsja materialov i pobochnyh produktov. Obrashhenie s jadernymi materialami sootvetstvenno predstavljaet soboj vazhnyj faktor v dele osushhestvlenija konkurentosposobnogo toplivnogo cikla i podderzhanija sootvetstvujushhe- go urovnja rashodov na edinicu jenergii na jenergeticheskih reaktorah. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1966}
month = {Feb}
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