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Pact signed on potential BWRX-300 deployment in Saskatchewan
Ontario-based GEH SMR Technologies Canada Ltd. and the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) announced yesterday the signing of a memorandum of understanding focused on the potential deployment of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Saskatchewan.
The MOU calls for engaging with local suppliers to maximize the role of the Saskatchewan supply chain in the nuclear energy industry.
Arnold Lumsdaine, Joseph B. Tipton, Jr., Dennis Youchison, Venu Varma, Kirby Logan, Juergen Rapp
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 7 | October 2019 | Pages 674-682
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1637239
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The Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment (MPEX) steady-state linear plasma facility is currently under design at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The facility proposes to produce ITER divertor-relevant plasma conditions with steady-state heat fluxes up to 10 MW/m2 with ion fluxes up to 1024/m2‧s. Plasmas will be produced from a helicon source with additional electron cyclotron and ion cyclotron heating, contained by superconducting magnets. MPEX will be capable of including targets that have been neutron irradiated from the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) in order to examine the effects of divertor-relevant plasma fluence on neutron-damaged materials. Targets can then be remotely transferred to an exchange chamber and moved into a handling station that is far from the MPEX magnets. Because of the high heat fluxes, the target must be actively cooled. Because the targets are activated, remote handling is required. The challenge of providing both active cooling and remote handling simultaneously has required a design and analysis effort that is the subject of this study.