Commercial-scale, fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactors with novel refueling and decay heat removal capabilities

Justin Pounders, Charles Forsberg, Rich Kochendarfer, Eugene Shwageraus, Geoff Parks

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Abstract

The fluoride-salt-cooled high-temperature reactor (FHR) is a new solid-fuel, graphite-moderated reactor concept. Recent work has developed test and demonstration-scale FHR designs. From this work, a new "fuel-inside-radial-moderator" (FIRM) assembly concept has emerged that offers several important advantages, from neutron economy to refueling. In this work we discuss the potential benefits and challenges associated with designing a commercial-scale, FIRM-based FHR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1176
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions of the American Nuclear Society
Volume115
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, ANS 2016 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 6 Nov 201610 Nov 2016

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