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Title: Fast reactor safety program. Progress report, January-March 1980

The goal of the DOE LMFBR Safety Program is to provide a technology base fully responsive to safety considerations in the design, evaluation, licensing, and economic optimization of LMFBRs for electrical power generation. A strategy is presented that divides safety technology development into seven program elements, which have been used as the basis for the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the Program. These elements include four lines of assurance (LOAs) involving core-related safety considerations, an element supporting non-core-related plant safety considerations, a safety R and D integration element, and an element for the development of test facilities and equipment to be used in Program experiments: LOA-1 (prevent accidents); LOA-2 (limit core damage); LOA-3 (maintain containment integrity); LOA-4 (attenuate radiological consequences); plant considerations; R and D integration; and facility development.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6513180
Report Number(s):
ANL/TMC--80-3
TRN: 81-010448
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR SAFETY; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; AFTER-HEAT REMOVAL; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; FLOW BLOCKAGE; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR CORES; REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEMS; RELIABILITY; RISK ASSESSMENT; US DOE; ACCIDENTS; BREEDER REACTORS; CONTAINMENT; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; REMOVAL; SAFETY; US ORGANIZATIONS 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210500 -- Power Reactors, Breeding