MYRRHA (Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications) is the flexible experimental accelerator-driven system (ADS) in development at SCK•CEN in replacement of its material testing reactor BR2. SCK•CEN in association with 17 European partners from industry, research centres and academia, responded to the FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) call from the European Commission to establish a Central Design Team (CDT) for the design of a FAst Spectrum Transmutation Experimental Facility (FASTEF) able to demonstrate efficient transmutation and associated technology through a system working in subcritical and/or critical mode. The project has started on April 01st, 2009 for a period of three years. In this paper, we present the latest configuration of the reactor core and primary system. The FASTEF facility has evolved quite a lot since the intermediate reporting done at the ICAPP'10 and ICAPP'11 conferences. If it remains a small-scale facility, the core power amounts now up to 100 MWth in critical mode. In a companion paper, we present the concept of the reactor building and the plant layout.
|Title of host publication||2012 International Congress on the Advances in Nuclear Power Plants|
|Place of Publication||La Grange Park, Illinois, United States|
|State||Published - 25 Jun 2012|
|Event||2012 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - Chicago, Illinois|
Duration: 24 Jun 2012 → 28 Jun 2012
|Conference||2012 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants|
|Period||2012-06-24 → 2012-06-28|