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Title: A utility assessment of the Modular High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR)

A team of electric utility representatives conducted an in-depth, independent evaluation of the current Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR) design. The emphasis was on the fuel design with respect to safety, the licensability of the proposed containment concept, refueling operations and equipment, spent fuel storage capacity, staffing projections, and the economic competitiveness. Specific comments and recommendations are provided as a contribution towards enhancing the MHTGR design, licensability and acceptance from a utility's view. Individual sections have been indexed separately for inclusion on the data base.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [3] ; ;  [4]
  1. (Commonwealth Edison Co., Chicago, IL (USA))
  2. (Duke Engineering and Services, Inc., Charlotte, NC (USA))
  3. (Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Framingham, MA (USA))
  4. (Duke Power Co., Charlotte, NC (USA))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6022508
Report Number(s):
EPRI-NP-7135
TRN: 91-008317
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (USA); Commonwealth Edison Co., Chicago, IL (USA); Duke Engineering and Services, Inc., Charlotte, NC (USA); Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Framingham, MA (USA); Duke Power Co., Charlotte, NC (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
EPRI; Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; HTGR TYPE REACTORS; DESIGN; CAPACITY; CAPITALIZED COST; COMPLIANCE; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; CONTROL ROOMS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ECONOMICS; EQUIPMENT; EVALUATION; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; IN-SERVICE INSPECTION; LEADING ABSTRACT; LICENSING; MANPOWER; MODULAR STRUCTURES; REACTOR CHARGING MACHINES; REACTOR FUELING; REACTOR OPERATORS; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTOR SHUTDOWN; RECOMMENDATIONS; REGULATIONS; SECURITY; SIMULATORS; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; STORAGE FACILITIES; US NRC; ABSTRACTS; ANALOG SYSTEMS; CONTAINMENT; COST; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; ENGINEERING; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; INSPECTION; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PERSONNEL; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; SAFETY; SHUTDOWN; STORAGE; US ORGANIZATIONS 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210300 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Graphite Moderated