EPJ Nuclear Sci. Technol.
Volume 5, 2019
Progress in the Science and Technology of Nuclear Reactors using Molten Salts
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||11 November 2019|
Application of the lines of defence method to the molten salt fast reactor in the framework of the SAMOFAR project
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2 LPSC-IN2P3-CNRS, UJF, Grenoble INP, 53 rue des Martyrs, 38026 Grenoble, France
3 NEMO Group, DENERG, Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Received in final form: 19 July 2019
Accepted: 10 September 2019
Published online: 11 November 2019
The Molten Salt Fast Reactor (MSFR) with its liquid circulating fuel and its fast neutron spectrum calls for a new safety approach and adaptation of the analysis tools. In the frame of the Horizon2020 program SAMOFAR (Safety Assessment of the Molten Salt Fast Reactor), a safety approach suitable for Molten Salt Reactors has been developed and is now applied to the MSFR. For this purpose, the Lines of Defence (LoD) method is selected to drive the design consistently with the Defence in Depth principle. This paper presents the main characteristics of the method, along with some practical guidelines to apply it to the specific case of the MSFR; moreover, some initiating events are analyzed through the implementation of the LoD tool. The outcomes of this analysis drive the design evolution.
© S. Beils et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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