RAMI modeling of selected balance of plant systems for the proposed Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) project

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In order to meet Department of Energy (DOE) Defense Program requirements for tritium in the 2005-2007 time frame, new production capability must be made available. The Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) Plant is being considered as an alternative to nuclear reactor production of tritium, which has been the preferred method in the past. The proposed APT plant will use a high-power proton accelerator to generate thermal neutrons that will be captured in {sup 3}He to produce tritium (3H). It is expected that the APT Plant will be built and operated at the DOE`s Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, South ... continued below

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Radder, J.A. & Cramer, D.S. June 1, 1997.

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In order to meet Department of Energy (DOE) Defense Program requirements for tritium in the 2005-2007 time frame, new production capability must be made available. The Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) Plant is being considered as an alternative to nuclear reactor production of tritium, which has been the preferred method in the past. The proposed APT plant will use a high-power proton accelerator to generate thermal neutrons that will be captured in {sup 3}He to produce tritium (3H). It is expected that the APT Plant will be built and operated at the DOE`s Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, South Carolina. Discussion is focused on Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Inspectability (RAMI) modeling of recent conceptual designs for balance of plant (BOP) systems in the proposed APT Plant. In the conceptual designs for balance of plant (BOP) systems in the proposed APT Plant. In the conceptual design phase, system RAMI estimates are necessary to identify the best possible system alternative and to provide a valid picture of the cost effectiveness of the proposed system for comparison with other system alternatives. RAMI estimates in the phase must necessarily be based on generic data. The objective of the RAMI analyses at the conceptual design stage is to assist the designers in achieving an optimum design which balances the reliability and maintainability requirements among the subsystems and components.

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  • MACRON 97: international conference on maintenance and reliability, Knoxville, TN (United States), 20-22 May 1997

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  • Other: DE97060163
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--97-0339
  • Report No.: CONF-970591--7
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 522748
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc695959

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Radder, J.A. & Cramer, D.S. RAMI modeling of selected balance of plant systems for the proposed Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) project, article, June 1, 1997; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc695959/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.