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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.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by FCWMD
Monday, November 13, 2023|1:00–2:45PM EST|Fairchild East/West
Andrew Griffith (Retired)
Sven O. Bader (Orano Federal Services)
The FCWMD has approximately 12 standards maintained by the FWDCC. Many of these standards are endorsed by the NRC and written to support the existing LWR fleet of reactors (e.g., ANS‐57.1‐1992 Design Requirements for LWR Fuel Handling Systems). However, with the significant effort under way to develop and deploy advanced reactor (AR) concepts, many of these standards may either not apply to these AR concepts or require exemptions to be utilized to allow for their application. This panel will discuss the FWDCC maintained standards and identify potential issues and needs to update them to allow for their application to ARs.
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