Design Safety Considerations for Water Cooled Small Modular Reactors Incorporating Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident


Subject Classification: 0603-Nuclear power plants

English IAEA-TECDOC-1785; (ISBN:978-92-0-100716-2); 152 pp.; 58 figures; € 18.00; Date Published: 2016

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This publication presents technology developers and users with common considerations, approaches and measures for enhancing the defence in depth and operability of water cooled small modular reactor (SMR) design concepts to cope with extreme natural hazards. Indicative requirements to prevent an accident such as the Fukushima Daiichi accident from recurring are also provided for States planning to adopt water cooled SMR designs and technologies. This publication was produced within the framework of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, specifically under item 12 on effectively utilizing research and development.

Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Reactors, Safety Measures, Accidents, Prevention, Design and Construction, Water Cooled, Safety in Design, Member States, Small Modular Reactors, SMR, Fukushima Daiichi, Lessons Learned, Defence in Depth, Natural Hazards, Siting, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Engineered Safety Features, ESF, Risk Assessment, Design Concepts, Residual Heat Removal Systems, Safety Injection Systems, Containment Systems, External Events, Countermeasures

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