Passive Shutdown Systems for Fast Neutron Reactors: Contribution to report

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Abstract

A major focus of the design of modern fast reactors is on inherent and passive safety. Inherent and passive safety features are especially important when active systems such as emergency shutdown systems for reactor shutdown are not functioning properly. This publication discusses the past experience in the development of such systems along with the research that is ongoing. It provides information on the basic design principles for passive shutdown systems and the related operational experience gathered so far, and reviews the innovative concepts under development as well as the needs for research and development and qualification tests.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPassive Shutdown Systems for Fast Neutron Reactors
PublisherIAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
Number of pages110
VolumeSTI/PUB/1863
Edition20
ISBN (Print)9789201042194
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameIAEA Nuclear Energy Series
PublisherInternation Atomic Energy Agency
NumberNR-T-1.16
Volume2020

Keywords

  • Passive shutdown systems, Curie point latches, Thermostatic switches, Flow levitated absorbers, Enhanced thermal elongation of control rod drivelines, Gas expansion modules

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