Safety analysis of B and W Standard PWR using thorium-based fuels

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A study was performed to assess the safety and licenseability of the Babcock and Wilcox standard 205-fuel assembly PWR when it is fueled with three types of thoria-based fuels denatured (/sup 233/U//sup 238/U-Th)O/sub 2/, denatured (/sup 235//U/sup 238/U-Th)O/sub 2/, and (Th-Pu)O/sub 2/. Selected transients were analyzed using typical PWR safety analysis calculational methods. The results support the conclusion that it is feasible from a safety standpoint to utilize either of the denatured urania-thoria fuels in the standard B and W plant. In addition, it appears that the use of thoria-plutonia fuels would probably also be feasible. These tentative conclusions depend ... continued below

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Uotinen, V.O.; Carroll, W.P.; Jones, H.M. & Toops, E.C. June 1, 1980.

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A study was performed to assess the safety and licenseability of the Babcock and Wilcox standard 205-fuel assembly PWR when it is fueled with three types of thoria-based fuels denatured (/sup 233/U//sup 238/U-Th)O/sub 2/, denatured (/sup 235//U/sup 238/U-Th)O/sub 2/, and (Th-Pu)O/sub 2/. Selected transients were analyzed using typical PWR safety analysis calculational methods. The results support the conclusion that it is feasible from a safety standpoint to utilize either of the denatured urania-thoria fuels in the standard B and W plant. In addition, it appears that the use of thoria-plutonia fuels would probably also be feasible. These tentative conclusions depend on a data that is more limited than that available for UO/sub 2/ fuels.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/Sub-7496/1
  • Report No.: BAW-1609
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/5081441 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5081441
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1054587

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Uotinen, V.O.; Carroll, W.P.; Jones, H.M. & Toops, E.C. Safety analysis of B and W Standard PWR using thorium-based fuels, report, June 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1054587/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.