AN APPLICATION OF IRIDM IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS ON FUEL CONVERSION OF THE MARIA REACTOR


Abstract

Poland, when acceded to GTRI (Global Threat Reduction Initiative) in 2004, has committed to convert the nuclear fuel of the Research Reactor MARIA, operated by the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in Świerk. The conversion means giving up of high enriched uranium fuel containing 36% of U-235, which was used so far, and replacing it with the low enriched uranium fuel (19.7% U-235). This article describes the potential usability of the Integrated Risk Informed Decision Making (IRIDM) methodology in optimization of the fuel conversion procedure.


Keywords

nuclear safety; Integrated Risk Informed Decision Making (IRIDM); Research Reactor MARIA; Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI); nuclear fuel conversion

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Published : 2013-07-24


Borysiewicz, M. J., Kowal, K., Prusiński, P. A., & Dąbrowski, M. (2013). AN APPLICATION OF IRIDM IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS ON FUEL CONVERSION OF THE MARIA REACTOR. Informatyka, Automatyka, Pomiary W Gospodarce I Ochronie Środowiska, 3(3), 3-6. https://doi.org/10.35784/iapgos.1453

Mieczysław Józef Borysiewicz  manhaz@cyf.gov.pl
National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), Nuclear Energy Department, Nuclear Energy Division  Poland
Karol Kowal 
National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), Nuclear Energy Department, Nuclear Energy Division  Poland
Piotr Andrzej Prusiński 
National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), Nuclear Energy Department, Nuclear Energy Division  Poland
Marcin Dąbrowski 
National Atomic Energy Agency (NAEA), Department of Nuclear Safety, Division of Inspection of Nuclear Installations  Poland