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Nuclear cogeneration based on HTR technology
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ECN-RX--98-007 Artikel wetenschap tijdschrift
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Gepubliceerd in: Contribution to the 6th International conference on nuclear engineering (ICONE-6), 10-15 May 1998, San Diego, United States of A (), , , Vol., p.-.

The Dutch market for combined generation of heat and power identifies aunit size of 40 MW thermal for the conceptual design of an Inherently safe Nuclear COGENeration plant (INCOGEN). Technical, economical and licensing issues have been investigated of the INCOGEN design which comprises pebble fuel cooled by helium, and directly coupled with a helium compressor and turbine. Thermohydraulic and reactor physics analyses show favourable control characteristics during normal operation and a benign response to loss of helium coolant and loss of flow conditions. Throughout the response on these highly infrequent conditions, ample margin exists between the highest fuel temperatures and the temperature above which fuel degradation will occur. 7 refs.

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