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Title: Reload design process at Yankee Atomic Electric Company

Yankee Atomic Electric Company (YAEC) performs reload design and licensing for their nuclear power plants: Yankee Rowe, Maine Yankee, and Vermont Yankee. Significant savings in labor and computer costs have been achieved in the reload design process by the use of the SIMULATE nodal code using the CASMO assembly burnup code or LEOPARD pin cell burnup code inputs to replace the PDQ diffusion theory code in many required calculations for the Yankee Rowe and Maine Yankee pressurized water reactors (PWRs). An efficient process has evolved for the design of reloads for the Vermont Yankee boiling water reactor (BWR). Due to the major differences in the core design of the three plants, different reload design processes have evolved for each plant.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6463008
Report Number(s):
CONF-860610-
Journal ID: CODEN: TANSA; TRN: 87-021267
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc.; (United States); Journal Volume: 52; Conference: American Nuclear Society annual meeting, Reno, NV, USA, 15 Jun 1986
Research Org:
Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Framingham, MA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; MAINE YANKEE REACTOR; FUEL MANAGEMENT; REACTOR PHYSICS; ROWE YANKEE REACTOR; VERMONT YANKEE REACTOR; BURNUP; C CODES; DESIGN; DISCRETE ORDINATE METHOD; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORES; REACTOR LICENSING; REACTOR SHUTDOWN; S CODES; BWR TYPE REACTORS; COMPUTER CODES; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; LICENSING; PHYSICS; POWER REACTORS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; SHUTDOWNS; THERMAL REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 210200* -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled