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Licensing of HTGRs in the United States

Abstract

The licensing history of the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) in the United States is given historical perspective. The experience began with the licensing of the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and extends to the continuing experience at the Fort St. Vrain Nuclear Generating Station. Additional experience was obtained from the licensing reviews in the mid-1970s of the large HTGR plants that were to be built by Philadelphia Electric Company and Delmarva Power and Light. Also, information was provided by the licensing review of the General Atomic standard plant by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at about the same time. These experiences are summarized in terms of the principal design criteria that were required by the regulatory authority for each project. These criteria include specification of the design basis accidents that were postulated for the plant safety analysis. Several technical issues raised by the NRC during their review of the large HTGR are presented.
Authors:
Fisher, C. R.; Orvis, D. D. [1] 
  1. General Atomic Co., San Diego, CA (USA)
Publication Date:
Jan 15, 1981
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IWGGCR-1; CONF-800946-(Summ.)
Reference Number:
AIX-12-629886; ERA-06-036261; EDB-81-120701
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA specialists meeting on gas cooled reactor safety and licensing aspects, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1 Sep 1980; Related Information: In: Specialists meeting on gas-cooled reactor safety and licensing aspects, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1-3 September 1980. Summary report.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; HTGR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR LICENSING; USA; DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENTS; REACTOR SAFETY; REGULATIONS; SPECIFICATIONS; ACCIDENTS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; LICENSING; NORTH AMERICA; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTORS; SAFETY; 210700* - Nuclear Power Plants- Regulation & Licensing; 210300 - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Graphite Moderated
OSTI ID:
8469123
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 184-190
Announcement Date:
Mar 15, 2013

Citation Formats

Fisher, C. R., and Orvis, D. D. Licensing of HTGRs in the United States. IAEA: N. p., 1981. Web.
Fisher, C. R., & Orvis, D. D. Licensing of HTGRs in the United States. IAEA.
Fisher, C. R., and Orvis, D. D. 1981. "Licensing of HTGRs in the United States." IAEA.
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title = {Licensing of HTGRs in the United States}
author = {Fisher, C. R., and Orvis, D. D.}
abstractNote = {The licensing history of the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) in the United States is given historical perspective. The experience began with the licensing of the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and extends to the continuing experience at the Fort St. Vrain Nuclear Generating Station. Additional experience was obtained from the licensing reviews in the mid-1970s of the large HTGR plants that were to be built by Philadelphia Electric Company and Delmarva Power and Light. Also, information was provided by the licensing review of the General Atomic standard plant by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at about the same time. These experiences are summarized in terms of the principal design criteria that were required by the regulatory authority for each project. These criteria include specification of the design basis accidents that were postulated for the plant safety analysis. Several technical issues raised by the NRC during their review of the large HTGR are presented.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1981}
month = {Jan}
}