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DOE judges IFR best reactor design

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  1. Dec 13, 2009 #1
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  3. Dec 14, 2009 #2
    Cool. I read the link, and it seems like a good analysis. Personally, I don't know that the IFR technology is developed enough to be sure that it will be able to reach its theoretical potential. Certainly would be amazing technology.
  4. Dec 14, 2009 #3
    CANDU looks right up there?
  5. Dec 14, 2009 #4


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    I would need more information, e.g., the 27 criteria.
  6. Dec 14, 2009 #5


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    No one has ever built an IPSR let alone operated it.

    Would like to see some OE before deciding.
  7. Dec 14, 2009 #6


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    Definitely, one would have to be constructed - but few a willing to pony up the money.

    This might be of interest.
    http://gif.inel.gov/roadmap/pdfs/003_r_d_scope_report_for_water-cooled_reactor_systems.pdf [Broken]

    http://www.ornl.gov/~webworks/cppr/y2001/pres/121500.pdf [Broken]

    IPSR is Integrated/Integral Primary System Reactor where the steam generator is contained within the pressure vessel, which traditionally contains the core.

    The Westinghouse IRIS concept is an example. The NuScale concept is another example.
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