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All reactivity control devices. 0000003675 00000 n The results indicated that the dry storage costs for the CANDU system were about 30% lower than the LWR system. Title: 233-04-00.max Author: Bill Garland Created Date: 3/16/2006 9:44:33 PM The neutron absorbing fission products xenon-135 and samarium-149 have particular operational importance. x��Z�n�H}�h���9}��[��,�ę���Z�b�Ȥ�K.?Ք,����� I,��x�Tթ��L���vS�g�0ƩP�jk骠����r��lMY�g=�,cLh!���3���������:{����\�?T*9�}�?��3F�����ה�$���W�M(���ȸ�m@��|���G���r oo%AB����"��6�kѼ;�N�wW:�yw����W��!�>=���)6޷�Di5�&M`�s� x�b```f``���������ǀ |L�@q����00\�%8, 2��z�4/��"��1�0p0�4T9\e������A���L�@B@S% ��20*l��,�@Z���(H��u �� d8�����T��~~%�Cg%3�Ι�$Պ0^fW����~;�('a7τs���Z+���D)� H�Ϯ�(cYF�j�:��t�j�8->*7��t. Dry storage costs for spent fuel from a CANDU reactor design have been compared to those for a typical pressurized light water reactor both normalized to a gross power of 1000 MW(e) [3]. 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The Secondary Shutdown System (SSS or SDS-2), also called Liquid Poison Injection system (LPIS) or Liquid Injection Shutdown System (LISS), injects gadolinium nitrate solution in the heavy water moderator in the calandria to terminate reactor power. Before restarting the reactor Decay heat (3 groups). H�L��n�0E�� reactor poison deposition on moderator system surfaces The reactor safety characteristics can be greatly improved by the use of the burnable poison in the CANDU reactor. 2. These reactors are heavy water cooled and moderated pressurized water reactors. Hello. • A typical override time of 40 minutes would consist of: 0000005754 00000 n Chapter 4 Reactor Statics - No errata to report. Shutdown rods. 0000005221 00000 n 0 These were invented and developed in Canada in the 1960’s, when Canada decided that they did not want to build enrichment plants … • Beyond point A, it is only the override reactivity of … 0000002055 00000 n 0000001392 00000 n If the core is equipped both with TRISO and QUADRISO fuels, at beginning of life neutrons do not reach the fuel of the QUADRISO particles because they are stopped by the burnable poison. Reactor shutdown system: Reactivity control devices. 0000003146 00000 n … The list is not complete. CANDU Reactors. 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Reactor Control and Shutdown Emergency shutdown can be achieved by using either shutoff rods or liquid poison. startxref However, dryout occurs at a level of flow and steam quality such that any further increase of temperature with power is "slow," rather than "fast," as described by Groeneveld and Borodin (1979). 0000002632 00000 n I am having a hard time understanding the process within these CANDU reactors. �gDp�E^�cJ�e2��j�FV�dU>=s�Qڍ��|��/�bSĬp˥ �"q��M~�,�e� �LR 1. %PDF-1.5 %���� To make the power coefficient negative, the erbium was evaluated to be the best burnable poison. .S�fI����HLCa 46 0 obj <>stream 1 0 obj<> endobj 2 0 obj<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]>> endobj 3 0 obj<>stream When the CANDU (for Canadian deuterium uranium reactor) was designed back in the 1950s, its basic features were supposed to make it more versatile, cheaper to operate and safer than its competitors. 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