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Title: 10 CFR 830 Major Modification Determination for the Advanced Test Reactor Remote Monitoring and Management Capability

The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR; TRA-670), which is located in the ATR Complex at Idaho National Laboratory, was constructed in the 1960s for the purpose of irradiating reactor fuels and materials. Other irradiation services, such as radioisotope production, are also performed at ATR. While ATR is safely fulfilling current mission requirements, assessments are continuing. These assessments intend to identify areas to provide defense–in-depth and improve safety for ATR. One of the assessments performed by an independent group of nuclear industry experts recommended that a remote accident management capability be provided. The report stated that: “contemporary practice in commercial power reactors is to provide a remote shutdown station or stations to allow shutdown of the reactor and management of long-term cooling of the reactor (i.e., management of reactivity, inventory, and cooling) should the main control room be disabled (e.g., due to a fire in the control room or affecting the control room).” This project will install remote reactor monitoring and management capabilities for ATR. Remote capabilities will allow for post scram reactor management and monitoring in the event the main Reactor Control Room (RCR) must be evacuated.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1244614
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT--12-27820
TRN: US1601044
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT; ATR REACTOR; CONTROL ROOMS; MONITORING; COOLING; MODIFICATIONS; REACTIVITY; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTOR SHUTDOWN; REMOTE CONTROL Advanced Test Reactor (ATR); Major Modification Determination; Remote Monitoring and Management