The Molten Salt Fast Reactor (MSFR) with its liquid circulating fuel and its fast neutron spectrum calls for a new safety approach and adaptation of the analysis tools. In the frame of the Horizon2020 program SAMOFAR (Safety Assessment of the Molten Salt Fast Reactor), a safety approach suitable for Molten Salt Reactors has been developed and is now applied to the MSFR. For this purpose, the Lines of Defence (LoD) method is selected to drive the design consistently with the Defence in Depth principle. This paper presents the main characteristics of the method, along with some practical guidelines to apply it to the specific case of the MSFR; moreover, some initiating events are analyzed through the implementation of the LoD tool. The outcomes of this analysis drive the design evolution.
|Titolo:||Application of the lines of defence method to the molten salt fast reactor in the framework of the SAMOFAR project|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1051/epjn/2019031|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|