Review of spent fuel integrity evaluation for dry storage

Donghak Kook, Jongwon Choi, Juseong Kim, Yongsoo Kim

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Abstract

Among the several options to solve PWR spent fuel accumulation problem in Korea, the dry storage method could be the most realistic and applicable solution in the near future. As the basic objectives of dry storage are to prevent a gross rupture of spent fuel during operation and to keep its retrievability until transportation, at the same time the importance of a spent fuel integrity evaluation that can estimate its condition at the final stage of dry storage is very high. According to the national need and technology progress, two representative nations of spent fuel dry storage, the USA and Japan, have established different system temperature criteria, which is the only controllable factor in a dry storage system. However, there are no technical criteria for this evaluation in Korea yet, it is necessary to review the previously well-organized methodologies of advanced countries and to set up our own domestic evaluation direction due to the nation's need for dry storage. To satisfy this necessity, building a domestic spent fuel test database should be the first step. Based on those data, it is highly recommended to compare domestic data range with foreign results, to build our own criteria, and to expand on evaluation work into recently issued integrity problems by using a comprehensive integrity evaluation code.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-124
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Engineering and Technology
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Dry storage
  • Integrity
  • Spent fuel

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Kook, Donghak ; Choi, Jongwon ; Kim, Juseong ; Kim, Yongsoo. / Review of spent fuel integrity evaluation for dry storage. In: Nuclear Engineering and Technology. 2013 ; Vol. 45, No. 1. pp. 115-124.
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