February 15, 2024

RFA-17-14597, Methodology for Meeting Containment System Principal Design Criteria to Maximize the Passive Safety Value in Advanced Nuclear Energy Economic Competitiveness - CRADA 397 (Abstract)


Advanced (Non-Light Water) Reactors are being designed with Passive Safety as an essential and integral feature. To help streamline the licensing of advanced reactors, the DOE and the NRC have drafted Principal Design Criteria (PDCs) for advanced reactors. A question that remains to be answered is: how an Advanced Reactor take credit for passive safety features inherent in certain advanced reactors while at the same time complying the evolving PDC.