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European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools

European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools

Objective

To improve the public acceptance of the future nuclear power in Europe we have to demonstrate that the new reactors have significantly higher safety level compared to traditional reactors. The ESFR-SMART project (European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools) aims at enhancing further the safety of Generation-IV SFRs and in particular of the commercial-size European Sodium Fast Reactor (ESFR) in accordance with the ESNII roadmap and in close cooperation with the ASTRID program. The project aims at 5 specific objectives:
1) Produce new experimental data in order to support calibration and validation of the computational tools for each defence-in-depth level.
2) Test and qualify new instrumentations in order to support their utilization in the reactor protection system.
3) Perform further calibration and validation of the computational tools for each defence-in-depth level in order to support safety assessments of Generation-IV SFRs, using the data produced in the project as well as selected legacy data.
4) Select, implement and assess new safety measures for the commercial-size ESFR, using the GIF methodologies, the FP7 CP-ESFR project legacy, the calibrated and validated codes and being in accordance with the update of the European and international safety frameworks taking into account the Fukushima accident.
5) Strengthen and link together new networks, in particular, the network of the European sodium facilities and the network of the European students working on the SFR technology.
Close interactions with the main European and international SFR stakeholders (GIF, ARDECo, ESNII and IAEA) via the Advisory Review Panel will enable reviews and recommendations on the project’s progress as well as dissemination of the new knowledge created by the project. By addressing the industry, policy makers and general public, the project is expected to make a meaningful impact on economics, EU policy and society.

Coordinator

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Address

Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 575 934

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ENERGY, SAFETY AND RISK CONSULTANTS (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 79 458

AREVA NP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 4 443

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 676 641

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 108 806

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 52 300

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 225 500

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 124 381

GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 100 747

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 473 563

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 52 125

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 242 690

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 646 625

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 890 781

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE

France

EU Contribution

€ 129 770

LGI CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 201 125

NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 66 094

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 95 156

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 51 977

FRAMATOME

France

EU Contribution

€ 201 884

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 754501

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-Euratom-1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 911 150

  • EU contribution

    € 5 000 000

Coordinated by:

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland