“The Framatome team continues to evolve our fuel solutions as part of our commitment to bringing advanced, economical technologies to the industry,” said Lionel Gaiffe, senior executive vice president, Fuel Business Unit at Framatome. “Submitting this topical report to the NRC is an important step in realizing the full potential of our fuel technology, which will help to enhance safety and economics for utilities.”
Framatome’s advanced codes and methods provide significant operational margin gains. These margins provide nuclear plant operators with the flexibility to extend their reactor performance when coupled with the company’s nuclear fuel technology with characteristics such as higher enrichments and burnup.
This topical report will demonstrate that Framatome can effectively model reactor behavior in the evaluation of neutronic, thermal hydraulic, loss-of-coolant-accident (LOCA), small- and large-break LOCA, and thermal mechanical performance at higher enrichments and burnup.