Safety Considerations of Heavy Metal-Cooled Accelerator-Driven Systems
Interest in fast-accelerator driven systems is increasing because of their potential for transmutating long-lived nuclear waste. Regarding severe accidents two aspects of this new system are of particular relevance. One is the subcriticality of the system due to which no power bursts are possible. However, to get power down to decay heat level, the proton beam has to be switched off. A new passive device for blocking the proton beam with heavy metal Pb/Bi coolant is described in this paper.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Conference on Future Nuclear Systems, Wyoming (US)
Availability: Available from Publications and Public Relations Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911302 / Last updated on: 1999-09-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en