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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Neutron noise monitoring during plant operation expedites flexure replacement at Salem-1
The nuclear industry has historically relied on intermittent ultrasonic test and visual inspections of pressurized water reactor components to identify and manage degradation. While this reactive approach has proven to be effective, imagine a scenario in which the degradation could propagate throughout the reactor internals, making a more proactive measure necessary to avoid a major enterprise risk to the plant. Could a utility identify the onset of degradation within the reactor internals during plant operation? If so, could a repair be developed prior to the next refueling outage to prevent additional, cascading degradation? That is exactly the situation that Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and Westinghouse engineers were able to navigate over the course of the 2019–2020 operating cycle at Salem Unit 1, resulting in a tremendous success for the plant and a historic landmark in the nuclear industry, while earning the team a 2021 Nuclear Energy Institute Top Innovative Practice (TIP) award.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by FCWMD
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|11:00AM–12:45PM (12:00–1:45PM EDT)
Benjamin B. Cipiti (Sandia National Laboratories)
Christina Leggett (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Mich Leana (ANS)
The advent of advanced and small reactor designs has led to the need for new, non-traditional fuels such as accident-tolerant fuel, fuel salts, and TRISO fuels, many of which will use HALEU. As such, new fuel cycle needs have arisen for fabricating, storing, and transporting these fuels. For example, molten salt reactors may require a centralized salt processing facility. Moreover, since used HALEU fuel still contains valuable HALEU, it may prove economical to recycle HALEU fuel. This panel session explores front- and back-end fuel cycle needs to enable successful deployment of small and advanced reactors.
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