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Steam Generator of the International Reactor Innovative and Secure

[+] Author Affiliations
L. Cinotti, M. Bruzzone, N. Meda, G. Corsini

Ansaldo Nucleare, Genova, Italy

C. V. Lombardi, M. Ricotti

Polytechnic of Milan, Milano, Italy

L. E. Conway

Westinghouse Electric Company, Pittsburgh, PA

Paper No. ICONE10-22570, pp. 983-990; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/ICONE10-22570
From:
  • 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 2
  • Arlington, Virginia, USA, April 14–18, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3596-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3589-8
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

IRIS (International Reactor Innovative and Secure) is a light water cooled, 335 MWe power reactor which is being designed by an international consortium as part of the US DOE NERI Program. IRIS features an integral reactor vessel that contains all the main reactor coolant system components including the reactor core, the coolant pumps, the steam generators and the pressurizer. This integral design approach eliminates the large coolant loop piping, and thus eliminates large loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs) as well as the individual component pressure vessels and supports. In addition, IRIS is being designed with a long-life core and enhanced safety to address the requirements defined by the US DOE for Generation IV reactors. The design of the steam generators, which are internally contained within the reactor vessel, is a major design effort in the development of the integral IRIS concept. The ongoing design activity about the steam generator is the subject of this paper.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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