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NRC moves ahead on HALEU enrichment, rulemaking, and guidance
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is requesting comments on the regulatory basis for a proposed rule for light water reactor fuel designs featuring high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU), including accident tolerant fuel (ATF) designs, and on draft guidance for the environmental evaluation of ATFs containing uranium enriched up to 8 percent U-235. Some of the HALEU feedstock for those LWR fuels and for advanced reactor fuels could be produced within the first Category II fuel facility licensed by the NRC—Centrus Energy’s American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio. On September 21, the NRC approved the start of enrichment operations in the plant’s modest 16-machine HALEU demonstration cascade.
Wei Bai, Tao Lan, Lei Yang, Chijin Xiao, Hong Li, Wenzhe Mao, Wei You, Hangqi Xu, Tijian Deng, Junfeng Zhu, Bing Luo, Peng Fu, Xiaohui Wen, Haiyang Zhou, Hai Wang, Shude Wan, Adi Liu, Jinlin Xie, Weixing Ding, Wandong Liu
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 2 | August 2017 | Pages 137-147
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1291043
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An equilibrium field (EQ) power supply (PS) circuit using a feedback H-bridge pulse-width-modulation controller has been developed to control the plasma horizontal position and to satisfy the requirement of plasma equilibrium in the Keda Torus eXperiment (KTX) reversed field pinch. Results from simulations of plasma discharge aimed at achieving plasma equilibrium demonstrate the success of the PS circuit design. Additionally, this design provides a feasible control solution for achieving equilibrium conditions in future KTX PS upgrades. The details of the EQ model and simulations of the poloidal field circuit are presented and discussed in this technical note.