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ACR-1000 Passive Features

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B. Lekakh, K. Hau, S. Ford

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Paper No. ICONE14-89062, pp. 325-336; 12 pages
  • 14th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 3: Structural Integrity; Nuclear Engineering Advances; Next Generation Systems; Near Term Deployment and Promotion of Nuclear Energy
  • Miami, Florida, USA, July 17–20, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4244-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-3783-1
  • Copyright © 2006 by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited


The Advanced CANDU Reactor™ (ACR™) is a Generation III+ pressure tube type reactor using light water coolant and heavy water moderator. The ACR-1000 reactor design is an evolutionary extension of the proven CANDU reactor design. The ACR-1000 incorporates multiple and diverse passive systems for accident mitigation. Where necessary, one or more features that are passive in nature have been included for mitigation of any postulated accident event. This paper describes how the use of passive design elements complements active features enhances reliability and improves safety margins.

Copyright © 2006 by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited



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