Title: Gas Fast Reactor System
Authors: STAINSBY RichardHAAS DidierSOMERS JosephMIKITYUK K.POUCHON Manuel A.GUEDENEY PhilippeGARNIER J.c.TOURON E.MIZUNO T.
Citation: Proceedings of the GIF Symposium 2012 (held at 2012 ANS Winter Meeting ) p. 70 - 75
Publisher: OECD
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC80586
ISBN: 978-92-64-99199-6
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC80586
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The GFR system is a high-temperature helium-cooled fast-spectrum reactor with a closed fuel cycle. It combines the advantages of fast-spectrum systems for long-term sustainability of uranium resources and waste minimisation (through fuel multiple reprocessing and fission of long-lived actinides), with those of high-temperature systems (high thermal cycle efficiency and industrial use of the generated heat, for hydrogen production for example) The reference design for GFR is based around a 2 400 MWth reactor core contained within a steel pressure vessel. The core consists of an assembly of hexagonal fuel elements, each consisting of ceramic-clad, mixed-carbide-fuelled pins contained within a ceramic hex-tube. The favoured material at the moment for the pin clad and hex-tubes is silicon carbide fibre reinforced silicon carbide
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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