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Finland in Front: The World’s Likely First Spent Fuel Repository Moves Toward Licensing
The year 2024 is shaping up to be a historic one for Posiva, the waste management organization owned by Finland’s two nuclear power plant utilities, Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima. The company is looking to receive regulatory approval of its operating license for the Onkalo deep geological repository for high-level radioactive waste by the end of the year.
Brent Shumaker, Steven Brewer, Alexander Hashemian, Ryan Kettle
Nuclear Technology | Volume 209 | Number 3 | March 2023 | Pages 390-400
Technical Paper—Instrumentation and Controls | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2022.2067460
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This paper presents the results of an ongoing research and development effort to develop an online monitoring (OLM) system to support autonomous microreactor operations. A key component of this work is an evaluation of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to identify, diagnose, and predict problems with sensors and processes of the reactor. As described herein, selected methods of AI/ML were used to identify and diagnose anomalous sensor and system behaviors using data from a thermal-hydraulic flow loop and from operating nuclear power plants. This work serves to further the state of the art in OLM technologies for nuclear reactor applications and will ultimately result in a comprehensive system to enable OLM of critical structures, systems, components, and processes in microreactors.