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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
Monday, November 14, 2022|1:00–2:45PM MST|Eucalyptus
The conventional nuclear development cycle is long, slow, and capital intensive. Kairos Power is disrupting this cycle by embracing a rapid iterative approach with both nuclear and non-nuclear systems before the first commercial reactor to bring down the cost of innovation. The company has commissioned its Engineering Test Unit (ETU) – a major, non-nuclear hardware iteration on its path to commercializing the fluoride salt-cooled high-temperature reactor (KP-FHR). With ETU, Kairos Power can demonstrate the design and integration of principal KP-FHR technologies, initiate and exercise the supply chain, and gain operational experience from a large-scale Flibe facility. Lessons learned from ETU will feed directly into plans for the Hermes demonstration reactor and future iterations, allowing Kairos Power to accelerate innovation and optimization while mitigating technical, licensing, manufacturing, and construction risk.
Moderator: Jess C. Gehin (Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Science & Technology at Idaho National Laboratory)
Speaker: Dr. Edward Blandford (Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Kairos Power)
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