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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
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 RPD
Wednesday, November 15, 2023|10:00–11:45AM EST|Cabinet
Microreactors are witnessing a surge of interest across a broad range of areas. Several demonstration efforts are being planned by various entities to showcase the ability of this class of reactors to target new applications for nuclear energy. The panel will provide an overview of ongoing demonstration efforts to build microreactors for research (namely MARVEL, and university microreactors), defense (via the DOD Pele project), space (via the NASA Fission Surface Power project), as well as traditional energy market (e.g., Westinghouse eVinci, BWXT BANR, UNSC MMR).
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