Reference No: A1923

Advanced chained calculation tools for lifetime maximization of components and systems

Main description

Previous reactors technologies have been developed based on return of investments and payback periods, usually forty years. It is now realized that longer lifetime is an opportunity for assets management, payback time and energy costs, and so global profitability, for high CAPEX utilities such as nuclear reactors. Designing components with extended lifetime is an opportunity in supporting drastic TCO reduction. Very involved in improving the global nuclear supply chain efficiency through its operational excellence and dedicated innovation programs, Framatome developed advanced chain calculation tools enabling to design long lifetime components, systems and equipment. Our solution is an opportunity for advanced reactors project developers to design small and micro units operating without major replacement or repair all during considerably increased operating lifetime.


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