Safety characteristics of the integral fast reactor concept [electronic resource].
- Argonne, Ill. : Argonne National Laboratory, 1985.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 10 : digital, PDF file
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- Argonne National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) concept is an innovative approach to liquid metal reactor design which is being studied by Argonne National Laboratory. Two of the key features of the IFR design are a metal fuel core design, based on the fuel technology developed at EBR-II, and an integral fuel cycle with a colocated fuel cycle facility based on the compact and simplified process steps made possible by the use of metal fuel. The paper presents the safety characteristics of the IFR concept which derive from the use of metal fuel. Liquid metal reactors, because of the low pressure coolant operating far below its boiling point, the natural circulation capability, and high system heat capacities, possess a high degree of inherent safety. The use of metallic fuel allows the reactor designer to further enhance the system capability for passive accommodation of postulated accidents.
- Published through SciTech Connect.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers winter annual meeting, Miami, FL, USA, 17 Nov 1985.
Wright, A.E.; Marchaterre, J.F.; Cahalan, J.E.; Sevy, R.H.
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