Operational-safety-testing experience at EBR-II

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Operation of EBR-II has required that issues of safety and reliability be continually addressed. This has been necessary not only to support routine operation, but also to support test programs that bear upon safety. Major issues are: (1) operability of fuel elements with breached cladding (local fault prevention); (2) assurance of adequate convective cooling upon loss of pumping power (decay heat removal); and (3) demonstration of benign response of fuel-elements and subassemblies to protected overpower transients (shutdown system margin and reliability. Test programs to address these issues at EBR-II are described. Particular emphasis is given to the potential capability at ... continued below

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Sackett, J I; Dean, E M; Fryer, R M; Golden, G H; Lambert, J D.B.; Lehto, W K et al. January 1, 1979.

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Operation of EBR-II has required that issues of safety and reliability be continually addressed. This has been necessary not only to support routine operation, but also to support test programs that bear upon safety. Major issues are: (1) operability of fuel elements with breached cladding (local fault prevention); (2) assurance of adequate convective cooling upon loss of pumping power (decay heat removal); and (3) demonstration of benign response of fuel-elements and subassemblies to protected overpower transients (shutdown system margin and reliability. Test programs to address these issues at EBR-II are described. Particular emphasis is given to the potential capability at EBR-II for mild transient testing, consistent with its role in addressing LOA-1 (line of assurance one) safety issues.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • International meeting on fast reactor safety technology, Seattle, WA, USA, 19 Aug 1979

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  • Report No.: CONF-790816-55
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5959022
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1100419

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Sackett, J I; Dean, E M; Fryer, R M; Golden, G H; Lambert, J D.B.; Lehto, W K et al. Operational-safety-testing experience at EBR-II, article, January 1, 1979; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1100419/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.