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CNSC vendor design review of eVinci microreactor to begin
Westinghouse's eVinci microreactor (Image: Westinghouse)
Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a service agreement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to bring the eVinci microreactor closer to commercialization, the company announced Tuesday. The agreement initiates a vendor design review (VDR)—a prelicensing technical assessment of a company’s reactor technology.
The objective of a VDR, according to the CNSC, is to verify the acceptability of a nuclear power plant design with respect to Canadian nuclear regulatory requirements and expectations, as well as Canadian codes and standards. The review also aims to identify fundamental barriers to licensing a new design in Canada and to assure that a resolution path exists for any design issues identified.
Shintaro Ishiyama, Teruya Tanaka, Akio Sagara, Hirotaka Chikaraishi
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 8 | November 2019 | Pages 862-872
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1658046
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
We are proposing to connect a supercritical CO2 gas turbine (SCOT) power generator to the Operational Recovery of Separated Hydrogen and Heat Inquiry-2 (Oroshhi-2) nuclear fusion primary molten salt test loop constructed at the National Institute for Fusion Science and conduct a demonstration test of the power generation principle from the world’s first nuclear fusion simulated heat output. In this paper, we describe the results of a design study of the FLiNaK/CO2 intermediate heat exchanger and SCOT power generation system and related equipment that can be connected to the molten salt test loop. From the results of this study, it was concluded that the power generation principle verification test with 20-kW(electric)–class power generation with an efficiency of 20% is possible by the SCOT system connected to the FLiNaK test loop in Oroshhi-2 equipment via the intermediate heat exchanger.