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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.
Ernie Kee, John Hasenbein, Alex Zolan, Phil Grissom, Seyed Reihani, Zahra Mohaghegh, Fatma Yilmaz, Bruce Letellier, Vera Moiseytseva, Rodolfo Vaghetto, David Imbaratto, Tatsuya Sakurahara
Nuclear Technology | Volume 196 | Number 2 | November 2016 | Pages 270-291
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.13182/NT16-34
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An approach is described that would use test data to evaluate the risk associated with the concerns raised in Generic Safety Issue 191 (GSI-191). The relationship to the elements of quantitative risk-informed regulation for addressing the concerns raised in GSI-191 in pressurized water reactor (PWR) plant licensing is described. Use of experimental data from a deterministic sump performance test to establish scenario success for tested debris loads is summarized and compared to the licensing requirements in the regulations. Generation and transport of debris to the emergency core cooling system sump from a loss-of-coolant accident is described, and data are shown for a particular PWR. Application of the analysis results to a license amendment for an operating PWR is summarized.