Tag Archives: Flexible power operations
Evaluation of the Effects of Flexible Power Operations on Secondary-Side Iron Transport and Deposit Management Strategies
This report evaluates one potential consequence of flexible operations at nuclear plants: the increased transport of iron corrosion products to the secondary side of pressurized water reactor steam generators. Researchers reviewed EPRI’s Chemistry Monitoring and Assessment Database for instances of steady power operation following a power transient and evaluated the feedwater iron concentration data in […]
Impacts of Flexible Operations on Radiation Field Source Term and Generation in Pressurized Water Reactors: Initial Assessment—Current Operating Experiences
While nuclear plants have historically provided baseload power, many are exploring or practicing flexible operations today. This study evaluates the potential impacts of flexible operations on radiation fields in pressurized water reactors.
Transitioning Nuclear Power Plants to Flexible Power Operations: Experience Report Summary and Update of Approach to Transition Nuclear Power Plants to Flexible Power Operations
This report is a comprehensive source of insights and experiences to support utility decision makers in transitioning nuclear plants from baseload to flexible operations.