The Supersafe© Reactor: A Small Modular Pressure Tube SCWR Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The SUPERSAFE© Reactor (SSR) is proposed as a small modular version of the Canadian supercritical water-cooled reactor (SCWR). The SCWR is Canada’s primary contribution to the Generation-IV (GEN-IV) International Forum’s (GIF) research and development effort toward the study and eventual deployment of advanced nuclear energy systems. All GEN-IV concepts, including the SCWR, have enhanced safety, improved economics, improved sustainability and enhanced security compared to contemporary reactors. The SUPERSAFE© Reactor (SSR) concept incorporates the enhanced features of the SCWR in a smaller core which could be deployed in areas with sparsely distributed population bases where it is impractical to have a full scale SCWR or large centralized energy grid. An overview of the SSR concept is presented in this work.

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  • December 1, 2012