Reference No: A1794

Core design, core monitoring and safety analysis – Advanced PWR codes and methods (AREA, ARITA, LADON based on ARCADIA)

Framatome's advanced PWR codes and methods support operators for fuel cycle economics improvement, through increased safety analyses margins. This innovative method provides higher thermal and overpressure margins, and enables extended 24 months cycles, power uprates and operational flexibility (flexible operation) while addressing current and pending regulatory criteria. Based on AREA (advanced rod ejection method addressing new NRC guidance) , ARITA (transient analysis methodology) and ARCADIA (neutronics and core thermal-hydraulic code), this new method provides unprecedented flexibility in cycle design and operation.

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CUSTOMER BENEFITS
  • Challenge solving benefit Challenge solving benefit
  • Operator competitiveness benefit Operator competitiveness benefit
  • Safety excellence benefit Safety excellence benefit
  • Efficiency of operation benefit Efficiency of operation benefit
  • Expertise benefit Expertise benefit
  • Operator competitiveness benefit
  • Safety excellence benefit
  • Expertise benefit

Sub-Products

AREA accident methodology
ARITA evaluation model for safety analysis
LADON core monitoring/design code