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Maintaining RIPB in commercial LWRs
The new standard ANSI/ANS-30.3-2022, Light Water Reactor Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Design, has just been issued by the American Nuclear Society. Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on July 21, 2022, the standard provides requirements for the incorporation of risk-informed, performance-based (RIPB) principles and methods into the nuclear safety design of commercial light water reactors. The process described in this standard establishes a minimum set of process requirements the designer must follow in order to meet the intent of this standard and appropriately combine deterministic, probabilistic, and performance-based methods during design development.
P. Norajitra et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 2 | August 2009 | Pages 1013-1017
Divertors and High Heat Flux Components | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 2) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A9043
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A He-cooled divertor concept for DEMO has been pursued at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe within the framework of the EU power plant conceptual study. The design goal is to achieve a DEMO-relevant heat flux of at least 10 MW/m2. The HEMJ (He-cooled modular divertor with multiple-jet cooling) was chosen as the reference concept. It employs small tiles made of tungsten, which are brazed to a thimble made of tungsten alloy W-1%La2O3. The W finger units are connected to the main structure of ODS Eurofer steel by means of a transition piece. The divertor modules are cooled by helium jets (10 MPa, 600°C) impinging onto the heated surface of the thimble. In cooperation with the Efremov Institute a combined helium loop & electron beam facility (60 kW, 27 keV) was built in St. Petersburg, Russia, for experimental verification of the design. Technological studies were performed on manufacturing of the W finger mock-ups. The results of high heat flux (HHF) tests till now confirm the divertor performance required. The knowledge gained from these experiments and some aspects on the design improvement are discussed in this contribution.